Saba Naqvi
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Eminent political journalist and writer. Author, most recently of Shades of Saffron: From Vajpayee To Modi

POLITICS

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Kashmir Valley asks us: Do we all want to give up our constitutional freedoms eventually?

Admit it is the Muslim-ness of Kashmir which is a problem in a nation that increasingly defines itself as Hindu. But this won't stop at Kashmir. We could all lose our rights like this.

POLITICS

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Why I want to apologise to journalists based in Kashmir

I would never have managed to report from Kashmir without the help of several local journalists and this is my thank you note to them.

POLITICS

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Article 370 is just the start: Is One Nation One Poll likely next step under India's two supreme leaders?

Let’s not pretend: people in Kashmir have been shut down, rendered voiceless only because they are Muslims and unlikely to ever be voters of the BJP. But what is next on the cards?

POLITICS

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Why stop at Zomato's Muslim food delivery boy? Haters, boycott all these to be a proud nationalist!

If your food has a religion, then you should make these 'anti-Muslim' lifestyle changes to make sure you make you keep your own beliefs intact.

POLITICS

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How to make a new Congress: A blueprint for a grand new opposition party

The old party needs a Plan B that involves dissolving what remains of the national party until a new leader is elected/selected/chosen.

POLITICS

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Upside down: How is Rahul Gandhi seen in the state that he now represents?

In south India, Rahul is not taken as a joke. It is from here that the Congress should try to rebuild the party.

POLITICS

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Congress' Zero Sum Game: Rahul Gandhi's Russian roulette is a dangerous play for the Congress

Rahul Gandhi's resignation at this point is inexplicable. He should have waited till the storm blew over and then handed over to a deputy.

ART & CULTURE

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Let's Talk About Caste: Why Ayushmann Khurrana's ‘Article 15’ is a film every politically-minded Indian must see

Kudos to Anubhav Sinha and the film's crew for pulling off a phenomenal job at dealing with duch a dark subject, in such a riveting way.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Mobile Politics: Why I think Lok Sabha 2019 was not a post-Mandal but a post-Jio election

India's information revolution, with affordable communication, made political messaging that much more personal and vastly widespread. Only the BJP understood and seized the moment.