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POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha polls 2019, Modi, Elections

From Modi to Rahul: The Air Quality Index of the Indian political atmosphere is getting murkier by the day

Both the Modi government and the Opposition are equally guilty of muddying the waters. Those struggling for a clear picture are the people who will vote.

POLITICS

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Nehru, Colonialism, Modi, Subhash Chandra Bose

Why India hasn't yet honoured its troops who died fighting in WWI

The reasons include Gandhi's ambivalence, Nehru's antipathy and bitter colonialism. It's time we got over these

VOICES

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2019 Lok Sabha elections, Modi, RSS, Hindu Rashtra

Why there is no scope for the liberation of Shudras in RSS' Hindu Rashtra

The outcome of 2019 Lok Sabha elections depends on the Shudra realisation of their spiritual and socio-political status in the 'RSS Hindutva realm'.

POLITICS

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VOICES

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Urban naxals, Left-liberals, Modi, Undeclared emergency

Where's the Emergency, bro? Suleiman from Saudi Arabia asks his friend Anwar in India

'Everything seems so calm and normal. It doesn’t look like an undeclared Emergency.'

POLITICS

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BJP, Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Vajpayee legacy

Narendra Modi is no Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Comparisons are made of the oratorical skills of both. But Vajpayee valued truth, dissent, inclusion. Modi is the opposite, not the inheritor, of such talents.

POLITICS

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NRC, Assam, Muslims, Minorities

Why the new identity politics of nationalism hates the outsider

At one time, the country had the folklore, the myths, of coping with the outsider. Our culture was open and plural, but today he is seen as a threat.

VOICES

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Parliament, No-confidence motion, Modi, Rahul Gandhi

No Confidence motion debate: Rahul Gandhi's wink says it all

It seems the Congress president had bottled up his emotions for too long and all of those feelings came out today.

VARIETY

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Modi, Garbage dump, Unique campaign ideas, Pakistan election campaign

Bizarre bhai-bhai: Pakistani politician sitting atop garbage dump is giving stiff competition to Indian netas

Both India-Pak voters are 'victims' of weird-neta photo-ops and cringe-worthy moments.

POLITICS

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Modi, Congress, Emergency, BJP

Why BJP succeeded in hijacking the anti-Emergency struggle

The need of the hour is to oppose the draconian idea behind the Emergency, irrespective of whether it's declared or undeclared.