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Trump leaves world rattled

The world can’t be comfortable amid uncertainty caused by a major power.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Should fear muzzle expression?

In India, an offence to a religion is taken as provocation and can be subject to banning books and to legal proceedings.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mystic Mantra: Shri Ram — The epitome of virtue

Goswami Tulsidas compares Shri Ram’s complexion to a newly-formed bluish hue, water-bearing cloud.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Interview of the Week

D. Raja, CPI national secretary

‘By destroying statues, can you claim an ideological victory?’

It is unfortunate that the BJP leadership, including the Prime Minister, claimed that they won an ideological victory in Tripura, says Raja.

Ram Vilas Paswan (Photo: G N Jha)

Advancing polls is a flawed election strategy: Ram Vilas Paswan

Dalits and mahadalits are with me only, they are not with anybody else, especially in Bihar, says Ram Vilas Paswan.

Sukhendu Sekhar Roy

‘We favour Opposition unity against autocratic Central rule’

Mamata Banerjee was the first voice against the wrong implementation of the GST, says Sukhendu Sekhar Roy.

Dharmakirti Joshi

‘The Budget is not based on crazy assumptions, but on realistic ones’

The fiscal account came under strain despite the government exceeding its divestment target after many years, says Dharmakirti Joshi.

The Age Debate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

What’s needed before 2019

Congress needs a total makeover if it has to have any chance in the 2019 elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah (Photo: PTI)

‘Achche din’ in Upper House?

The NDA govt’s performance will improve if it gets a majority in the Rajya Sabha.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: AP)

Faith as power strategy

Rahul’s temple run and projecting a ‘soft Hindu’ image may not help Cong in polls.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Photo: PTI)

A game-changer or a sop

The new mega health insurance scheme can transform the lives of India’s poor.

Reporter's Diary

The fact that Ms Bachchan has been chosen over stalwarts like Naresh Agarwal and Kiranmoy Nanda has also led to dissent.

Reporters’ Diary: Jaya in RS, dissent in SP

BJP stalwart and Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram has an inimitable style.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (Photo: PTI)

Reporters’ Diary: Naveen misses the mission

Recently the Aam Aadmi Party set up a stall to sell pakodas in Lucknow when the cops chased them away.

The incident caught in a video camera had gone viral later, causing acute embarrassment to him.

‘Kabhi Gussa, Kabhi Pyar’

The transformation noticed in him at Babai was truly amazing, a member of the delegation observed.

The BJD immediately lapped up the minister’s gaffe and attacked the BJP, saying it deliberately wanted to defame the state government for political mileage.

Scoring a suicidal goal

Mr Gohain blamed the ruling BJD — an arch-rival of the BJP — for adopting dilatory approach to acquire land for various projects.