Badri Narayan
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Author is director, GB Pant Social Science Institute, a constituent institute of Central University of Allahabad

POLITICS

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What Kashmir? For some Indians, Kashmir is paradise, for others, it's burning hell. For some others, it means nothing

Article 370 scrapped and its repercussions in Kashmir, as well as tensions with Pakistan, are like a fairy tale to many marginal sections of society. It means nothing in their everyday lives.

POLITICS

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Why RSS now wants the BJP to focus on minorities

The party's ideological parent has identified the areas where the party made astounding electoral gains in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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How the BJP won UP: The BJP defeated the formidable SP-BSP caste alliance in UP. Here's how

SP and BSP cadres often clashed on the ground even as BJP went on wooing the OBC voters with a new promise, and new delivery.

POLITICS

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Can Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad dent Mayawati’s Dalit vote bank?

Both are reaching out to the same group of voters. But there are strong differences in the political language and emotive styles of both these leaders.

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Anger and grief unite Uttar Pradesh as the state bears 12 losses in the Pulwama terror attack

The SP, BSP and Congress are rallying behind the government. The BJP is organising marches. The people want punishment for Pakistan. For now, UP speaks in one voice.

POLITICS

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Sangam of faith and ideology: Why the Kumbh Mela is so different this time

From being a facilitator, this time, the state administration is visibly 'hosting' the Kumbh. The RSS and Yogi Adityanath have their imprint firmly on the event, while Congress et al are missing from the scene.

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Too little time: Four big challenges Priyanka Gandhi faces now

The Congress should not become complacent thinking UP is in safe hands now. The challenges ahead are just too hard to be dismissed.

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10% quota for upper castes: Political googly by BJP can have major social implications

Could this forever alter the way quotas are granted? And while this will help the BJP get upper caste votes, how will it impact Dalit feelings?

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