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

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.

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.