Arindam De

OPEN TO OPINION

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The writer is journalist working with India Today.

POLITICS

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How Mamata Banerjee plans to use TMC's rally to showcase Opposition unity

The rise of a Third Front is visible now. But what exactly this Front stands for, and against, isn't. Neither is the Congress' position therein.

POLITICS

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Is the 10% reservation for the economically weak a quota to end caste discrimination in India?

The government hopes it will be a game-changer in terms of reservation policy. But will it?

POLITICS

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As BJP, Congress spar over loan waivers, how regional parties are tackling farm distress

The political repercussions of alienating farmers are too apparent for any party to ignore. But each party has tackled the issue in its own particular way.

VOICES

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Are we mature enough as a society to agree to disagree?

Liberals and hardliners — white and black? Or is it black and white? In politics, it is neither —  it is often in shades of grey.

POLITICS

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How the politics of loan waivers ensures farmers remain in debt traps forever

No loan waiver policy thus far, irrespective of which dispensation announced it, has helped farmers move out of the distress zone.

POLITICS

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Why Assembly election results are a message to the political class of the country

The focus is back on issues that concern the commoners. Agenda of the people, set by the people.

POLITICS

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Bulandshahr violence shows the genie of communalism is finally out of the bottle

If you feed extremism – in thoughts, ideas and actions – it will eventually feed on you.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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As polls approach, farmers' issues gain traction again

Our farmers need long-term solutions, not promises of loan waivers and MSPs.

POLITICS

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Math of alliance politics – What Karnataka by-polls tell us about advantage Congress

The wins have shown that Congress in a tie-up with strong regional parties can be a force to reckon with.