Makarand R Paranjape
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The writer is director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. The views are personal.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: How politics is in a populist trap

Both Congress and BJP wish to be seen rather similarly - as populist, welfare-statist, inclusive and nationalist.

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How Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad is advantage BJP

The Congress president’s decision to contest from a second seat gives the impression that he is not entirely confident of winning in Amethi.

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Why Davos is batting for a stable India

Our world is interconnected and India cannot remain insulated from trade tensions or currency upheavals. A strong, capable government is essential, which makes our upcoming elections even more crucial.

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Why 2019 Lok Sabha polls is time for Modi 2.0

Modi must reappear in a new avatar as the dream-merchant par excellence if the BJP is to win again.

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Why BJP must 'beg' for votes now

In India, begging is perfectly respectable. Begging for votes is actually demanded. It gives voters a great ego boost.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: It's time for BJP to tread carefully

Do the Assembly poll victories suggest that the Congress will dislodge the BJP from the Centre?

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The 'idol' way: What we can do for our Hindu causes instead of whining on social media

Only a dozen or so heritage objects came back to India between 1947 and 2014, but since 2014, over 27 have returned.

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Why the Hindu community in North America stands at a crossroads

They need pluralistic self-understanding and self-representation, to hold their heads high in the world of religious competition and identity politics.