Uday Mahurkar
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The writer is deputy editor, India Today.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

What fuels the hatred towards Veer Damodar Savarkar

Know the motives of political and religious groups hounding him.

POLITICS

 |   10-minute read

Budget 2019: Some commentators are misreading Budget 2019. They still haven't got PM Modi's vision of growth

Most experts have failed to realise that ‘growth’ has acquired a new meaning and new measures under PM Modi. The people who have noticed the change voted Modi back.

POLITICS

 |   14-minute read

PM Modi's Statesman Avataar: Narendra Modi is now India’s first global leader, nurtured in a Bharatiya fold

After his stunning victory, there are new elements to PM Modi's image and outreach, all of which will have significance for the continuing project of India's greatness.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Even over Balakot, direct bank transfers are paving the way for PM Modi's return to power

Effective monitoring of delivery of welfare schemes, with the help of geo-tagged pictures and Aadhhar data, could propel the BJP back to power.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Between the Lines: Why do some Wahhabis want the Ayodhya temple for Lord Ram?

Wahhabi preacher Salman Nadwi and others like him support the temple for Ram as a strategic retreat, citing the historical Treaty of Hudaybiyyah. But what exactly is this treaty?

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad Poll: Why a closer look at some Muslim factions in the area is an imperative

A closer look at the DNA of Islamist groups based in Wayanad, some of which are supporting Rahul Gandhi's candidature.

ART & CULTURE

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Who are 96 Kuli Maratha Kshatriyas, also called Maratha Rajputs by some?

An insight into the genealogy of the Maratha Kshatriyas and warriors of Chattrapati Shivaji, whose bravery changed Indian history by ending Mughal dominance, and keeping the British at bay for many years.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Amit Shah fighting Lok Sabha in Gandhinagar is no surprise. It's smart politics, instant zing for BJP's campaign

Amit Shah has proven his capabilities often. This time, winning a 'Patel-seat' will reiterate that, along with addressing the rhetoric of why most of Narendra Modi's important cabinet ministers are from the Rajya Sabha.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Lok Sabha 2019: Why the BJP's 'Mein Bhi Chowkidar' campaign could convert a Modi undercurrent into a wave

The 2014 Opposition taunt of 'Chaiwala' turned into a political strength for Narendra Modi. The 'Chowkidaar' slogan could be a similar turning point.

VOICES

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Steeped in Extremism: Balakot has been a hub of Wahabi ideology and radical Islam for far too long

Many terrorists, including Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, have had strong links to the terror haven. There is a clear history to this.