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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Shimla,the Raj & Bharat: Raising the Indian tricolour at the Viceregal Lodge made me realise the true meaning of Bharat Parv

After centuries of slavery, our freedom does not merely confer on us a cluster of rights, but a huge constellation of responsibilities.

POLITICS

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The Dalai Lama legacy: India needs diplomatic policy on the succession issue

Indo-Tibetan ties have never been as strong as they are today. A principled and strategic intervention in the succession issue is a challenge and opportunity not to be missed.

POLITICS

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Keeping up with Karnataka: Why the people of the state deserve better than 'rebels' and 'turncoats'

It is difficult to believe that all these resignations are politically innocent or unmotivated.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah has the will to thaw Jammu and Kashmir ice

Ultimately, the issue is not only legal but political. The government and the BJP must demonstrate the political will to eliminate Article 370. As the adage goes: “Where there is a will, there is a way.

POLITICS

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Can the media stop baiting the RSS?

The RSS was a threat to Indira Gandhi’s authoritarianism, but to accuse it of being fascist or anti-national is wrong and Indian media needs to realise this.

POLITICS

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Believe me, Tamil people have nothing against Hindi

Those who have are language chauvinists who can be found on either side of the Vindhyas. They are morally indefensible and politically corrupt.

POLITICS

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Nathuram Godse was an assassin, not terrorist. Hindu terror is a fake monster

‘Hindu terror’ is a fiend invented by those who want to delegitimise Hindus from seeking and holding on to power in India.

VARIETY

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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.

POLITICS

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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.