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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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.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.