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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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Pulwama terror attack: Pakistan speaks in one voice on Kashmir. Why is India a divided house?

The invisible costs incurred by the country for a confused Kashmir policy for 70 years far outweigh miscalculations on Rafale or demonetisation.

POLITICS

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Priyanka Gandhi arrives: The Gandhi daughter's entry shows 2019 polls are a direct battle between Sonia and Modi

People compare Priyanka with Indira Gandhi for her looks. But it is in fact Sonia Gandhi who learnt much more from Indira on how to plot a comeback. Can she pull this off?

POLITICS

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CBI Vs Didi: Why this is a textbook case of 'too much, too late'

But now, there's no going back for Modi. It has to be a fight to finish. Fasten your 'kursi ki peti' ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

POLITICS

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Why Narendra Modi's Budget 2019-20 is a sensible 'no jumla' budget!

The Modi government has surprised all by eschewing temptations for any over-the-top populism. The Budget has instead shown a confident sarkaar, sure of its values and its direction.

POLITICS

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Bias Ratna: Criticism of Modi govt's choice for India's greatest award betrays the pettiness in our political psyche

Today, if the Narendra Modi government were to award even Sonia Gandhi, the decision would be met with derision and mocking. Such is the level of bias and prejudice against a government perceived as not of the 'traditional establishment'.

POLITICS

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Why things look bad for Narendra Modi ahead of 2019's Lok Sabha polls

Facing anti-incumbency and time lags on key development projects, a unified Opposition is only adding to the leader's troubles. Their strategy is two-pronged: Consolidate all anti-BJP votes. And destroy Modi's own credibility.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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Modi’s foreign policy: Look beyond ‘travel bills’, the PM did some excellent work

The world has changed, and so has India. Modi, who started his international outings almost as a pariah, has both understood and strategically underlined these truths.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi's attack on PM Modi over Rafale is no longer a battle of facts

The game-plan on both sides has shifted from realities to perceptions and who can win the war of narratives.

POLITICS

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2019: From TINA (There Is No Alternative) to AOBM (Any One But Modi)

The year 2018 has seen the most polarising politics in India. But if we could just discard the old templates, 2019 can be a year of re-imagining Indian politics.