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Sandip Ghose is a writer and blogger on current affairs. Views expressed are personal and does not reflect those of his employer

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Article 370 scrapped: How Modi 2.0 is moving with a timetable and it looks unstoppable

From managing internal dissent to international criticism, the Modi-Shah duo left nothing to chance. Its swiftness and energy has thrown Pakistan completely off ground.

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Band-aid Politics: Why Sonia Gandhi may not be able to revive the Congress anymore

The party faces cash crunch to generation clash. And Sonia of 2019 is not the Sonia of 2009.

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Whose secret was Article 370? Modi-Shah never hid their intentions on it. Why did some of us refuse to see?

To expect BJP to have gone slow on Article 370, its pet peeve of 70 years, shows political naïveté. In contrast, the PM moved with meticulous planning, down to his August 7 address.

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An illness beyond Kashmir: Why all the talk around Article 35A is making some people shiver

Investigations at J&K Bank, crackdowns on narcotics smuggling, squeeze on terror funding, Modi-Shah have a clear plan. Why is this making the self-anointed Kashmir experts so uneasy?

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What Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can learn from Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Gandhi was in news for protesting in Sonbhadra. PC for being 'caught' smoking. Why the two stories are both similar and different.

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Deconstructing Chandrayaan 2 Glitch: In the time of crisis, every voice matters and the leader must do the right thing

In case of technical glitches, the people raising concerns are not always at a senior level. Nonetheless, their voice matters and the leader must listen to them.

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Big bangs but slowly: How Nirmala Sitharaman followed the Modi philosophy in Budget 2019

Those criticising Budget 2019 have not yet understood Modi's strategy or his vision. Little wonder he is no longer addressing them, down to the bahi khata his Finance Minister carried.

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Big challenges, bigger intent: Why Budget 2019 will be the Modi govt's most exciting test so far

Modi 2.0 can't blame the prior govt for any economic weaknesses. Neither can it afford to slow investments or reforms, for these could be the key to its continued political strength.

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How to Save the Congress: Only a 'Gandhi Mukt Congress' can avert 'Congress Mukt Bharat'

Rahul Gandhi's petulance and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's weakness is no longer the glue that will hold Congress together. The party urgently needs an interim President and real party elections.

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Head on a party platter? Is Praveen Chakravarty being made a scapegoat to absolve Rahul Gandhi?

Chakravarty was responsible for party data and would have had a say in strategy. But did he also decide on what or how to communicate? And can data really replace real party workers?