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POLITICS

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Bharatiya Janata Party, Upa government, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha Elections: Why Narendra Modi in 2019 needs a bigger wave than 2014

Is anti-incumbency the basic nature of Indian electoral mandates? Do people vote on performance or promises?

HUMOUR

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Kamal Nath, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Salman Khan

Lok Sabha 2019: Salman Khan says he won't campaign for any party. But the signs are all there, everywhere!

Everyone needs bhai, but bhai needs none!

POLITICS

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Gandhinagar, Hardik Patel, Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi

Amit Shah fighting Lok Sabha in Gandhinagar is no surprise. It's smart politics, instant zing for BJP's campaign

Amit Shah has proven his capabilities often. This time, winning a 'Patel-seat' will reiterate that, along with addressing the rhetoric of why most of Narendra Modi's important cabinet ministers are from the Rajya Sabha.

POLITICS

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NDA, Congress, BJP, Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha 2019: The Opposition looks a divided house, and its weakness could help the Modi govt return for a second term

The Opposition appears disorganised and disparate, struggling to sew up its alliances. In contrast, the NDA has its act together and this could be its biggest strength.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha polls 2019, Narendra Modi, Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi fraud

Nirav Modi’s much-anticipated arrest: A medley of international politico-legal power play

Britain’s treatment of Nirav Modi will be telling regarding how it views its relationship with India. This becomes even more interesting with Vijay Mallya still in London.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Main bhi chowkidaar, Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi

Nirav Modi arrested: Why the London arrest is just the catalyst the MainBhiChowkidaar campaign needed

The arrest is being seen as India getting one step closer to having the businessman extradited to the country to face trial for reportedly defrauding PNB of thousands of crores.

ART & CULTURE

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Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Netflix, Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj is right. His detractors are also (far) right

In 30 minutes, Hasan Minhaj crushed a number of stereotypes about India, politics, Narendra Modi and Pakistan. But one stayed.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, BJP, Economy, Narendra Modi

Decoded: Why 'experts' are not happy with the Modi government

PM Narendra Modi does not like being held hostage by experts.

POLITICS

 |  Right foot forward  |  8-minute read
Mainbhichowkidar, BJP, 2019 general elections, Narendra Modi

When the tide turns: How the political current is gradually favouring Narendra Modi once again

There is a realisation that the BJP may not have brought the promised ‘acche din’ but it has not been ‘burey din’ either.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Mainbhichowkidar, Chowkidar chor hai, Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha 2019: Will 'Chowkidar chor hai' vs #MainBhiChowkidar battles decide who will win the war?

The BJP seems to be defensive about Rahul Gandhi's charges, and floundering at its social media management. The Congress is doing better online, but what about its grassroots presence?