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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

POLITICS

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SC raps Rahul: Why the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe shows Rahul Gandhi's fatigue and the Congress' fear of loss

With NYAY failing to gather steam, the Rafale accusations not denting Modi’s image and the ire of the apex court now, Rahul Gandhi’s desperation is clear.

POLITICS

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Electoral Bonds and Black Money: Living in denial about how our polls are, and were, funded isn't solving much. It's mirroring the frustrations of a few

Current criticism of electoral bonds seems fuelled by most funding going to the BJP. But for a better system, the attempt should be to improve bonds through dialogue, not junk this lock, stock and barrel.

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BJP Manifesto Decoded: How the document mirrors Narendra Modi is calm about his achievements, sincere about his commitments

The BJP manifesto maps out a confident route for the future. It doesn't fall for the Congress manifesto's welfare populism. But it does up the ante on nationalism and security.

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That's the Right Way(anad), Rahul Gandhi: Contesting two seats isn't fear. It's smart Congress strategy

Rahul Gandhi contesting two Lok Sabha seats, both Amethi and Wayanad, does not reflect a crisis of confidence. It actually shows systematic planning towards a larger political goal.

POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha polls: How Rahul Gandhi’s NyAY could bring the focus back to jobs and agrarian distress

Whether the scheme can bring political dividends would now depend on how the Congress cadres are able to take this message to the base line.

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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.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Will Narendra Modi win India's first electoral battle fought in a Kurukshetra of cyber-space?

Modi ushered in digital poll campaigning into India in 2014. Now, as the medium has proliferated well beyond one leader and one party, will he be able to harness it, or will the Opposition ride the cyber waves?

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How PM Modi has proved to India he has both the intent and the courage to hit Pakistan hard

The Balakot air-strikes vindicate the foreign and national security doctrine that Modi and Ajit Doval have been following for the last five years. It is now time to also put national interest above politics.

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How PM Modi can earn a second term now with a smart strategic attack on Pakistan

The PM had to act after Pulwama. But how he acts now will determine the political response he gets.

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Why Nepalis want 'ab ki baar Modi sarkaar'

With Modi, Nepal's leadership has struck an underlying rapport, built on healthy mutual respect that should work to the advantage of both countries, if it continues uninterrupted.