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Author is assistant editor DailyO.

VARIETY

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Why riots follow blasphemy accusations in Pakistan

The pattern of riots following all blasphemy accusations is hard to miss.

POLITICS

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18 years after 9/11: Why US troops are still stuck in Afghanistan

The US-Taliban deal is off the table. With elections round the corner, violence is likely to intensify in Afghanistan.

POLITICS

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Why Hong Kong protesters can no longer back out

Protesters are not fighting against a piece of legislation. They are fighting something much bigger.

POLITICS

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How revocation of Article 370 will help Pakistan be reborn

The country’s nationalism was built on grounds that did not exist. It’s time to rewrite the script.

POLITICS

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Remove Kashmir's Gag: Why the communication shutdown must end in Jammu and Kashmir

There is a risk of drawing international attention to the Valley once again. And this won't need Pakistan pushing Kashmir's case.

POLITICS

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All About India: What Sushma Swaraj’s last tweet and phone call with Harish Salve tell us about her

Sushma Swaraj was an extraordinary orator, a seasoned politician and a staunch ideologue. She was also a nationalist, till the very last.

POLITICS

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Looking for a Leader: But for Congress, Mukul Wasnik, Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia et al are not the answer

In limiting its leadership contest to either pampered dynasts or predictable yes-men, Congress has shown it has forgotten what leadership is all about.

POLITICS

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Article 370 and the Amit Shah-Namah: Is the Home Minister's growing visibility showing us our next PM?

In his second stint, PM Modi is not speaking much. But the govt isn't quiet. Amit Shah is fast emerging as the government’s bold new voice.

VARIETY

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Shut up about rape: The brutal message in the Unnao rape case's handling reached a family in Barabanki

Parents of a girl who questioned cops on the Unnao rape case did not send her to school, fearing for her safety. Our authorities should hang their heads in shame, if they still can.

POLITICS

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Hate is hate, Mr Owaisi: Akbaruddin Owaisi is a repeat hate speech offender. Why should different standards apply?

It is incumbent upon AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi to speak up on the speeches that his younger sibling is delivering.