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Missing Balasaheb

One can’t help but feel sorry for the BJP’s former ally, the Shiv Sena, for having missed a golden opportunity to join the government in Maharashtra.

Fair is beautiful

This is with reference to Patralekha Chatterjee’s article Let’s talk about racism (October 30).

Snub to Modi

The refusal of the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid to extend an invitation to Narendra Modi for the anointment of his son has received loud condemnation from all quarters, including the media.

Stand up for Sarita

It is sad the way India is treating boxing star Sarita Devi. She isn’t facing scrutiny for failing a dope test, but for trying to see the tricolour soaring.

Statute vs statue

Although I am an ardent advocate of Narendra Modi, his decision to build the world’s tallest statue Statue of Unity —of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is not becoming of a Prime Minister, who overwhelmed th

Not so noble

This is with reference to Mohan Guruswamy’s article For less than noble reasons (Oct. 30).

Good news

Boosting the nation’s defence preparedness, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared a set of much-delayed defence deals worth `78,000 crore.

Timely polls

Though Kashmir is still recovering from the devastation of the recent floods, deferring the Assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir was never an option before the Election Commission.

Clean thy heart

Is Prime Minister Modi’s Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan aimed only at maintaining exterior cleanliness, i.e. clean roads and surroundings? Or does it also aim to clean our inner selves?

Power play

The suspense is finally over with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announcing the name of Devendra Fadnavis as its chief ministerial candidate.

Culture vulture

Dinanath Batra is a blot on all educationists.


This is with reference to Are you flying the patriotism flag? (Oct. 27). It is a shame that in this capitalist world, even patriotism is being monetised.

Celeb circus

India may be a global force to reckon with, but we still like to obsess about the personal lives of celebrities. Why can’t we grow up and let people live the lives that they choose to?

The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity as there’s not much else that can give greater innocent pleasure.

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t