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POLITICS

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Bangladesh War, Nationalism, Pulwama, Balakot

The Good, Bad and Portentous: Narendra Modi's five-year report card, and how this compares to Mrs Indira Gandhi

Since Modi’s leadership has been closely compared to Indira Gandhi’s, what lessons can he learn from her rise, fall and rise?

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Nationalism, Rahul Gandhi, Hindu pride, Narendra Modi

From development to Hindu sentiments: How Modi shifted the focus from 2014 to 2019 in Wardha

While five years back Modi spoke more about farmers and development, this time he stuck to Hindu pride and nationalism.

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
Pakistan, Balakot air strike, Anti-nationalism, Nationalism

Even after Pulwama, Congress failed to reclaim nationalism from the BJP. In fact, it ceded some more

Despite the legacy of Indira Gandhi, the Iron Lady who split Pakistan into two, the Congress failed to make a strong anti-terror statement and instead questioned the Balakot airstrike. This has only put patriotic Indians off.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019 polls, Balakot air strike, Pulwama encounter, Nationalism

Congress has lost the narrative on national security

Once the natural party of governance, Congress has made the sort of blunders that even a political novice would be loath to making.

ART & CULTURE

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Nationalism, Muslim identity, Zoya Akhtar, Ranveer Singh

No costume drama: 'Gully Boy' and being Muslim in Bollywood today

In Bollywood, over many decades, for every Vijay, Prem and Rahul, there were just no Rahims or Abduls. Until, finally, there was a Murad!

HUMOUR

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Mehbooba Mufti, Hypernationalism, Nationalism, Jai Hind

What if you were in these Air India-like real-life situations? (Pause) Jai Hind!

Air India staff will end every conversation with a 'Jai Hind'. With much fervour, of course! What if that order soon percolates into your everyday conversations?

VARIETY

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Nationalism, Patriotism, Social Media, Pulwama  attack

Why I didn’t share a single social media post about the Pulwama attack

It's not necessary to keep expressing your emotions on social media. One of the best ways of truly contributing to your country is giving your 100 per cent in whatever profession you are.

ART & CULTURE

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Nationalism, Air Force, CBFC, Indian Air Force

Would 'Rang De Basanti' be allowed to release today?

When it released 12 years ago, the radical 'RBD' changed how India saw its youth, and vice-versa. Today, it's hard to image such a film would be allowed to release.

POLITICS

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Maoism, Narendra Modi, Terrorism, Nationalism

India must fight the enemies within. Media or the Opposition isn't one of them

A self-confident nation embraces, even celebrates diversity. It fights the right enemy.

LIFE

 |  7-minute read
India at 71, Food, Nationalism, Independence day 2018

India's most independent dish: How biryani became truly national

Food historians argue about its origins, but this is the one dish that exists across the country today, uniting us all.