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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When Shivraj Singh Chouhan came back on the big stage

Chouhan, more popularly known as “Mamaji” for the various schemes he introduced to benefit the women of Madhya Pradesh, resumed the CM’s gaddi after a hiatus of a little over 15 months.

POLITICS

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How will Congress survive the contagion spreading in its ranks

Fortunes of leaders like Jagan Mohan Reddy and Himanta Biswa Sarma have soared after leaving the Congress. Will Jyotiraditya also strike gold?

POLITICS

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How Trump's visit was big on impact

The true impact of 'Namaste Trump' will far exceed the hype or the fine print.

POLITICS

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Kejriwal's charisma wins Delhi for AAP

Kejriwal’s comeback is all the more significant because he repeated his 2015 feat so convincingly.

VARIETY

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Why Jaipur Lit Fest ignored Modi’s imprint on Bodo accord

It's a problem when something as important as the Bodo Accord is ignored and only Shaheen Bagh is exalted, so disproportionately.

VARIETY

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Why Deepika Padukone's JNU visit could have cost Chhapaak at the box office

A reputation for fairness and reliability can come crashing down if one is not judicious in the causes one takes up.

POLITICS

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Recent violence has disrupted JNU’s ethos of heated, but peaceful dissent

Though there were occasional scuffles between student groups, the campus was largely known for debates and discussions to resolve any issues. Violence was never seen as a solution.

MONEY

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In 2020, this is how Nirmala Sitharaman can spruce up the economy

As the whole country gears up for the FM's second Budget next month, some believe that the economic slowdown has bottomed out.

VARIETY

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POLITICS

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Maharashtra tiger flaunts new stripes

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