Rasheed Kidwai

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

Journalist-author Rasheed Kidwai is a visiting fellow of ORF]

POLITICS

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How Congress failed to adopt 'Gujarat model' in Madhya Pradesh

Despite verbal assurances to whistleblowers like Paras Saklecha and Dr Anand Rai, the Congress didn't give them party tickets.

POLITICS

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Kamla Jaan to Kankar Munjare: Oddballs whose political legacy matters in Madhya Pradesh

Although these personalities are not contesting the November 2018 Assembly polls, they are still pretty much in the 'race'.

POLITICS

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MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh polls are battle of survival for Congress. What works for Rahul Gandhi, what doesn’t

In some areas, Rahul has been more successful than even mother Sonia Gandhi. However, there is much he could trip over.

POLITICS

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Why Rahul Gandhi-led Congress needs to put Nehru-Patel records straight

An authorised account from the Congress is required to put the Nehru-Patel, Nehru-Bose ties in perspective, even if it means admitting some mistakes.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Why Congress should never forget that Mayawati is a 'miracle of democracy'

A weak Congress is ideal for the BSP chief's bid for the prime ministership in 2019.

POLITICS

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Why Congress, and Rahul Gandhi, must take a clear stand on religion now

In trying to counter the BJP's narrative, Congress is offering soft Hindutva. But it could fall between the Mahatma and Nehru on secularism, and get nowhere.

ART & CULTURE

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Was actor Mithun Chakraborty one of the original 'urban naxals'?

[Book extract] Like thousands of impressionable Bengali youth in late 1960s, the actor too was swayed by the extremist ideology.

POLITICS

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How triple talaq ordinance could make ‘political football’ of a crucial Muslim cause

The fight against the social evil was started by Muslim women. But it has since been tugged viciously between Muslim clergy and Hindu right.

POLITICS

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