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Opinion

Inflation still RBI’s key fear

The fears that the government will miss its fiscal deficit target due to farm loan waivers will be known once this exercise is over in the states.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Autonomy and freedom versus indoctrination

The “love jihad” bogey has been effectively used by the RSS and other Hindu right wing groups during election campaigns in several states.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Age Debate: A political or religious issue?

The Babri Masjid has been a contentious point in every election; it is more of a political than a religious issue.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

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Mystic Mantra: Liberate the man, please!

Everybody is made of male and female chromosomes, without that no birth is possible.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

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With Rahul Gandhi’s elevation, changes loom in Congress

There is no question that Mr Gandhi is a dynast, and the issue of family connections does loom large in the Congress.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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A craftsman par excellence

More than being an immensely successful actor, Shashi was also a craftsman who did much for the performing arts.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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Seeds of diversity, resilience and freedom

Swadeshi seeds have been bred for drought tolerance, flood tolerance as well as salt tolerance.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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Mystic Mantra: The power of meditation

Meditation is the only method to sharpen the intellect or buddhi.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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Gujarat: Tight race heads for a photo-finish?

The issue of development in Gujarat has always polarised opinions, and our survey too reveals a mixed set of responses.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Interview of the Week

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Jairam Ramesh

‘Cong won’t give outside support to any formation post-2019 polls’

The Trinamul cannot win seats outside West Bengal and the TRS cannot win outside TS.

BJP MP Udit Raj

‘SC’s ruling was the catalyst that fired up the anger accumulated for decades’

The Supreme Court’s judgment was just a catalyst that fired up the anger and frustration that had been accumulating for decades.

H.D. Kumaraswamy

‘Not looking at an alliance with BJP or Congress, we are with people’

I don’t think either the Congress or the BJP has any specific agenda, says Kumaraswamy.

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury

‘We are very clear that the RSS-BJP govt has to be ousted’

There is a mistaken discourse that is taking place that coming together of all the Opposition parties is the answer, says Sitaram Yechury.

The Age Debate

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. (Photo: File/PTI)

Age Debate: Is it guns or roses?

The proposed Ramzan/Amarnath Yatra truce in Kashmir is a completely unworkable idea.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about “Digital India” and in J&K you still have to carry truckloads of office files, computers, other records and even furniture from one capital to the other which involves heavy expenditure. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Age Debate: Time to end a Kashmiri tradition?

The ‘Darbar Move’ in J&K belongs to another era, and it should be ended now.

AFSPA gives special powers and immunity to the armed forces in areas declared as “disturbed” by the government. (Photo: Representational/PTI)

Playing politics over security?

The AFSPA now needs to be removed or at least relaxed in Kashmir.

 Mayawati has termed the BJP’s efforts of uplifting the weaker sections of society as natakbaazi in the name of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Age Debate: Cashing in on dalits?

The BJP’s attitude towards dalits must change, just sops will not be enough.

Reporter's Diary

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All these parties are now under one roof and want to find a way to counter the SC ruling.

Reporters' Diary: SC brings all under one roof

Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav feel that leaving their bungalows would rob them of their political stature.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. (Photo: PTI)

Reporters' Diary: BJP’s shouting brigade

While Indian sports lovers are currently glued to the IPL, an effort is on to showcase India’s traditional sports at the international level.

The Yogi Adityanath government is having a strange impact on BJP’s Muslim leaders and almost all of them are turning into Hanuman “bhakts”.

Reporters' Diary: The new Hanuman bhakts

However, their Hanuman leanings have not gone down too well with a section of the party leadership.

A senior RSS leader jumped into the poll cauldron by sending messages to almost all journalists, asking them how the RSS could play a role in the elections in the “larger national interest”.

Reporters' Diary: Journalists turn saffron

The BJP, on the other hand, is also said to be keeping a close watch on the elections and is even backing some candidates.