Uday Mahurkar
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The writer is deputy editor, India Today.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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Ahmedabad Blasts 2008: Over 10 years ago, the Modi-Shah duo and Gujarat police cracked terror groups across India

Following serial blasts in Gujarat, tough efforts ensured India saw no major terror strikes in the past nine years. Kashmir remained an exception to that. Now, the Pulwama outrage presents a similar challenge.

VARIETY

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The deeper roots to the current controversy over Aligarh Muslim University

It is vital to recall what AMU stood for before 1947. Contemporary demands for AMU to be reformed lie deep within this past.

POLITICS

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Budget 2019: Narendra Modi does Sabka Vikaas with Sabka Swabhimaan!

Modi repairs the fault lines in the economy in a pro-common man budget, cheering drooping party cadres and vastly improving the BJP's electoral chances in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

VOICES

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Why it is high time we pay attention to the pleas of Vyapam whistle-blower Ashish Chaturvedi

True to the RSS' teachings, Chaturvedi has remained committed to putting the nation first, even before his own life. So far, this has not brought him any comfort.

VARIETY

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Why Sainik Takli finds itself neglected, despite producing many martyrs

Soldiers from Takli have laid down their lives in every major war that India fought: 1962, 1965, 1971, the IPKF operation in Sri Lanka and Kargil. Yet, the village remains poignantly backward.

POLITICS

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CJI Gogoi brings order to CBI vs CBI with an emphasis on fair play

CJI's decision also tempered opposition calls which had been demanding reinstatement of the outgoing CBI director.

VOICES

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Skillfully showcasing Mahatma Gandhi and his sanitation vision, how PM Modi captured the world's imagination at global sanitation meet

The Prime Minister launched the international version of 'Vaishnav Jan' by artists from 124 countries to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

VOICES

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Why Wahhabis are the real challenge to secularism

Even Sufis have sought a ban on the Wahhabi book, Taqwiyat-ul-Iman, saying it preaches extremism.