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The causes of the BJP’s relatively poor showing lie chiefly in the relentless Hindutva propaganda of the Sangh Parivar and the Modi government’s inability to hold prices down

Stiff penalties welcome if roads become safer

The government’s resolve to tackle drunk driving is clear in the huge penalties being envisaged. Unless this is tackled, drunk driving will turn out to be the biggest bugbear of Indian roads.

A political book promotion

The product of Vinod Rai’s efforts is not in the public domain yet, but his publishers have arranged media interviews in which much of the old ground of the Singh era is covered with dramatic flavour

Political games by UP government?

Mr Shah could have been sober in his appraisal or criticism of political opponents but he chose to speak in an extremist’s voice if the reported allegation is not without basis

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his historic meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday afternoon in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As per schedule, Mr Modi took Mr Xi on a tour of Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati ashram.