Sidharth Bhatia

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The writer is a senior journalist and commentator on current affairs based in Mumbai

Are you flying the patriotism flag?

Preity Zinta, the one time cute-as-a-button star of many romcoms, was in the news some time ago for getting a young moviegoer thrown out of a multiplex for not standing up for the national anthem at t

Amit Shah made the difference

Egos or simple ambition? Expediency or strategy? Betrayal or good, old-fashioned politics? What lies behind the big splits in Maharashtra, virtually at the 11th hour before the elections?

In politics, it’s a season of friend requests

Along with holding public rallies all over the country to up his profile and take his message of throwing out the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Narendra Modi has also been working to get friends

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.