Rohit Parihar

OPEN TO OPINION

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The writer is Senior Editor, India Today. He is based in Jaipur.

POLITICS

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In Rajasthan, both Congress, BJP face dilemma of veterans versus fresh faces

Lobbies within both parties want to stick with old-timers, while others advocate fielding new candidates. What will Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah decide?

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Why Sachin Pilot is emerging as a major force in Rajasthan politics

The state Congress chief was recently seen driving a motorcycle with former CM Ashok Gehlot riding pillion.

POLITICS

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Rajasthan Assembly Elections: Why there is no scope for any third party

As Congress is focussing on Vasundhara Raje's failure, Raje is reaching out to people to let them vent out their anger.

VOICES

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Why is everyone making a big deal about jauhar?

Just as a warrior, or a spy, or a fugitive chooses to die than fall in enemy's hands, it is the same spirit that drove women to self-immolation.

POLITICS

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5 reasons Padmaavat matters to Rajasthan more than you think

Any assertion that Rani Padmini - on whom Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film is based - was a mere figment of imagination is an affront to those who revere her.

VOICES

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Las Vegas shooting: I was in Mandalay Bay last year, it could have been me

The famous spirit of Sin City will help overcome this tragedy, but it's a cliché we use after every such massacre.

POLITICS

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Remembering veteran journalist Karan Jeet Singh: You didn't have to go this way

You were no activist, you were a kind-hearted journalist biased to no ideology.

ART & CULTURE

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Padmavati - reality, legends and myths about the most beautiful Rajput queen

Padmini belongs to an era when Rajput history in Mewar was still not well recorded and was a part of oral traditions and ballads.

POLITICS

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Elections are 2 years away in Rajasthan, yet Vasundhara Raje is not taking any chances

Instead of celebrating the completion of three years in power, the Rajasthan CM is busy holding rallies across the state.