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Modi 2.0: PM tries out new talent to run govt

The collective leadership that the BJP was known for became a matter of the past and in its place there emerged a political duopoly.

01 Jun 2019 12:35 AM

Why it’s vital to ‘decolonise’ to bring about real equality

Today too our system of “justice” is largely retributive and reinforces the privileges of dominant elites, and particularly state functionaries.

01 Jun 2019 12:30 AM

Modi’s welfarism: Some action, a lot of emotion

Modi framed the gas cylinder scheme not just as something that would reduce indoor air pollution but also empower the poorest.

31 May 2019 12:00 AM

Rocky days for Europe: The centre cannot hold!

The Conservative and Labour parties have paid heavily for incompetence on the one hand, and duplicity on the other.

30 May 2019 6:39 AM

Why ‘moderate’ Muslims need to speak loudly against terror

They may not represent the Islam that moderate Muslims know and follow, but their actions are inspired by their own version or interpretation of it.

29 May 2019 1:00 AM


What Congress must do to save itself from itself

The job should go to someone like Mr Chidambaram, who can draft what the party’s approach should be to the new political situation in the country.

29 May 2019 1:00 AM

What 2019 poll results portend for our future

One face of India seemed to project unmitigated gloom and despair.

28 May 2019 2:01 AM

Data is the new oil in the age of Big Tech

Over the last century, technology has evolved at breakneck speed and people everywhere have unprecedented access to the latest inventions.

27 May 2019 1:00 AM

Will Modi live up to his ‘sabka vishwas’ vision?

The first test of how true he will be to his words in his second tenure will be when he draws up his council of ministers.

27 May 2019 12:38 AM

Assess, rectify, reflect on how far we strayed

The defeated leaders will not be short of advice, particularly from the media on what went wrong and what they should now do.

26 May 2019 6:51 AM


Tectonic shift towards a very different India

Rahul Gandhi and the OBC parties offered the protection and continuation of an evolving liberal vision.

25 May 2019 12:03 AM

After huge 2nd mandate, Modi mantra should be ‘raj dharma’

It's now apparent that the disenchantment with the Modi government on these issues was exaggerated.

25 May 2019 12:03 AM

Elections 2019: 187 million Muslims out of the frame

In the communal politics of the 1990s, a searing slogan was “Garv se kaho hum Hindu hain”, or “let us proclaim with pride that we are Hindu”.

24 May 2019 12:05 AM

Modi’s triumph comes with plenty of caveats

The BJP’s share of the percentage of votes has gone up sharply, its seat share has moved up only modestly.

24 May 2019 12:00 AM

NDA win decisive over miserable failure of Congress, regional parties

On the Congress-led UPA side, the situation by 12 noon has shown that it did not gain much from last time.

23 May 2019 1:49 PM


Why ‘strong’ India still needs a healing touch

The campaign has been as intense, acrimonious and polarising as the kind we have seen in India.

23 May 2019 12:21 AM

Why Gallipoli inspired the Australian cricket team

Cricket is indeed a strange sport: it draws inspiration from battlefields, on which, unlike the gallows, grass grows.

23 May 2019 12:15 AM

Chandrababu Naidu’s alliance hunt: Mayawati, Mamata, Congress

The timing of the run, before the results are declared and the veracity of numerous exit polls is tested, is also for a reason.

22 May 2019 2:11 AM

A crown of thorns awaits the winner of 2019 election

Exit polls work these undulating lifelines for the punters to rake it in before the actual results are out.

22 May 2019 2:00 AM

Modi looks a winner, but it’s not quite off the mark

The BJP-NDA win indicated by the different exit polls can’t be used to infer that it is the victory of Mr Modi’s charismatic leadership.

21 May 2019 7:11 AM