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Bihar: Tipple tips the odds against Nitish

About 12,000 people are in prison in Bihar for violation of the new prohibition law. Broadly, they have been taken into custody over the past three months.

Gujarat: Caste away

Political commentary in New Delhi, especially when it comes to analysing distant states, can be extremely limiting.

GST delay: A sign of Congress atrophying

With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitutional amendment again in doubt in the Rajya Sabha, the process for what has been labelled the “most ambitious tax reform” in Indian history remains stall

Referendum: Policy stuck in binaries

Are referendums a cop-out? The question is obviously being raised in the context and the aftermath of Brexit: the British referendum to stay in or leave the European Union.

Brexit is only the tip of Euroscepticism

Shortly after the Brexit vote, the European Union or at least senior officials in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered, reacted strongly and angrily.

A split story: Close look at how govt really works

Delhi is a political city, but it’s also a government town.

Brexit’s bearing on history and the future

George Galloway is to the extreme Left of British politics.

The Greatest is gone

Professional boxing is well past its prime as a sport.

Modi’s mission: Strong Centre, a federal India

When he became Prime Minister, Jawaharl-al Nehru famously said that his aspiration for India was to build “a just society by just means”.

Azhar, the Everyman

By all accounts, the biopic Azhar is a fictionalised rendition of the life, the rise and the fall of Mohammed Azharuddin, the former Indian cricket captain.

Like countless Indians, I have begun living in perpetual fear of being declared anti-national.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech referred to Pakistani atrocities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan.