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Sree padmanabhaswamy temple, Narendra Modi, Sabarimala temple, Shashi Tharoor

How does it feel, Shashi Tharoor, when you're not 'allowed' to enter a temple?

Shashi Tharoor alleges he could not enter a temple due to PM Modi. But men like Tharoor are blocking women from entering Sabarimala temple. Why should Mr Tharoor claim a right to enter any temple at any time, security protocols notwithstanding?


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Narendra Modi, Rafale, Congress, BJP

If Rahul Gandhi is 'lying', the BJP has miserably failed to nail him

The BJP leadership's weak defence against the Congress president’s serious charges has cost the party dear. If Rahul gathers steam and the BJP loses some, it could well see 2019 slipping from its grasp.


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Ram mandir, Congress, Pollution, Narendra Modi

Why the Ganga must become a political issue like Ram Mandir

As millions descend upon the Kumbh Mela, sadhus, activists and opposition leaders are raising questions over the government’s claims of a cleaner Ganga.


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Gujarat, 2019 general elections, BJP, Narendra Modi

Beyond 2019: If the BJP loses, how Narendra Modi could spend time (till 2024)

As political shapes shift now, some predict a possible loss for the BJP. While the 2019 election remains an entirely open question, we wonder what Narendra Modi, who's wielded great power for almost 18 years, could do after being PM?


 |  Right foot forward  |  5-minute read
Mahagathbandhan, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Why it's an all-out-war for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

There is no love lost on any side with the battle lines so sharply drawn. But amidst the polarisation and bitter divisiveness, there are also signs of hope.


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Narendra Modi, Ews reservation, Mohan Bhagwat, 10 per cent quota

Why Narendra Modi kept Mohan Bhagwat in the dark over 10 per cent EWS reservation

Not only the RSS chief, but several Congress anti-reservationists too have been dealt a huge blow. Modi's proposed quota could also change how we see caste itself.


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Tina, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019

From TINA to RITA and everything between: The amazing world of Indian political acronyms

No matter how 'masculine' Indian politics is, Twitter is flooded with BINA-RITA-MINA!


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BJP, Taxation, Upper caste, Narendra Modi

Entitled India: Why our policy passion for freebies enfeebles our country

Those celebrating reservations based on economic backwardness are ignoring the costs the Indian economy would have to pay over the next 25 years.


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Rahul Gandhi, Demonetisation, Narendra Modi, Philip kotler presidential award

Modi wins 'First-Ever' Philip Kotler Presidential Award - We can't stop the tears, seriously

To get an award named after the father of modern marketing is no mean achievement.


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Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar, Mukesh sahani, Lok Sabha Polls

Why the next political moves for 2019 will take place on Bihar's chessboard

A grand reshaping of caste alliances across UP and Bihar could significantly impact the 2019 elections. It could well be the last straw to break the BJP's back.