Arindam De
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The writer is journalist working with India Today.

ELECTION

 |   5-minute read

Losing the Plot: From Rafale to Nyay, here's everything that went against the Congress in 2019

Today, regional parties are much more in touch with the aspirations of their voters than the Congress party. The grand old party now faces a 'do or die' moment.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Poribortan Full Circle: Mamata Banerjee once called for 'change' in West Bengal. Is that rebounding on her today?

Mamata must pause and ponder over what brought down the 34-year rule of the Left in Bengal. She shouldn't repeat the same mistakes.

POLITICS

 |   2-minute read

Sorry, Mrs Dikshit! But the Nirbhaya outrage was not 'media manufactured'

If Sheila Dikshit thinks she had no responsibility for the 2012 gangrape, then she must think twice before seeking votes.

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

Masood Azhar 'Global Terrorist': Does the designation realistically mean anything? And what should India do now?

UN has blacklisted the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) head after China lifted its restrictions on the move. However, what does it actually mean for India?

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

In the heat of electoral battle do not forget Sri Lanka. Terror must be tackled

With India in the frenzy of elections, the importance of using pre-emptive foreign policy initiatives to tackle the threat of international terror looms larger than ever in the wake of Sri Lankan terror attacks.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Can the Election Commission play a good referee and ensure a good match...err, poll?

It is natural for political parties to try and bend the rules as far as possible. Even a little headstart is a big advantage. EC's role as the 'referee,' therefore, is a very important one.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Imran wants Modi back in power - seriously?

It is amusing to see the secular parties taking a cue from the Pak PM to bash an Indian PM who flaunts his nationalistic credentials rather openly.

POLITICS

 |   2-minute read

Frenemies of the political world: 'Extremists' of yesterday, lauded by the 'moderates' of today

As LK Advani is lauded by Mamata Banerjee now, I can't help but wonder at her condemnation of his communal rath yatra politics years ago. Perhaps some day, Narendra Modi will also be called a liberal by those who attack him today.

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

Congress has flunked the alliances test. What about the election exams?

BJP has shown alacrity and no ego in stitching up its alliances. Congress stands out in contrast.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

After shielding Masood Azhar: Parroting 'peace' won't make China a peacenik ever

China's support to Pakistan in protecting the terrorist JeM chief has changed all the rules of engagement between India and China.