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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Maharashtra tiger flaunts new stripes

Like the tiger that has tasted human blood, the Sena has also turned rogue.

VARIETY

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JNU protests aren't just about the fee hike. Read between the lines

The earlier attempts to use JNU as a platform against the Modi sarkar failed. But this one has had more traction, even partial success.

MONEY

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Why Modi's decision on not joining RCEP makes a lot of sense

India has a trade deficit to the tune of $184 billion with the 15 member countries.

POLITICS

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Why the BJP looks set to retain its Midas touch in Maharashtra and Haryana

Exit polls suggest BJP will retain power in the two states. But what do the numbers portend for the Congress?

VARIETY

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Why the triumph of RSS is unprecedented

No matter how much the RSS is misunderstood and demonised, whether by left liberals in India and abroad, its contribution to the making of modern India is indubitable.

POLITICS

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How Modi weaved magic in Houston

There has been no doubt that the Prime Minister is India’s greatest leader since Mahatma Gandhi.

POLITICS

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The contrasting legacies of two 9/11s

We have to choose between the contrasting messages. The one delivered by a Hindu monk in 1893 and the other by jihadi Muslim bombers in 2001.

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.