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The love-hate with Urdu

Then came Mukesh Ambani, the tycoon who sponsored Urdu-baiting Narendra Modi’s candidature to become Prime Minister in 2014.

17 Apr 2019 1:13 AM

Some votes are more equal than others

Governments game the system to keep potentially unfriendly voters out. Citizens in remote locations might be overlooked and so on.

17 Apr 2019 1:13 AM

Plastic surgery

In 2008, this tiny West African nation banned all non-biodegradable plastic bags.

16 Apr 2019 1:03 AM

‘Josh’ won’t decide the outcome on May 23

The story of unequal rivals, a militant BJP on the one side and a supine Opposition on the other.

16 Apr 2019 12:52 AM

Assange arrest poses a threat to the practice of journalism

The indictment of Assange is a threat to journalism and anyone who values freedom of the press.

15 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

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‘Magician’ Bibi likely to face stormy days ahead

Religious parties freely invoked faith and even promised a “place in heaven” to those who voted for them.

15 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Anti-intellectualism: Its boons and pitfalls

It should be said that the Congress Party’s dynasty is itself not particularly qualified in the educational sense.

14 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

1919: The turning point in our freedom story

It is only right that both countries should jointly commemorate events such as Jallianwala Bagh and honour heroes such as Bhagat Singh.

14 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Resisting campus sexism a step towards women’s safety

For some, the simple act of self-expression on campus can be a harrowing experience.

13 Apr 2019 1:31 AM

Is it disadvantage BJP post first phase polling?

In the remaining six Lok Sabha seats, that have a sizeable proportion of Muslim voters, the turnout dropped compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

13 Apr 2019 1:31 AM

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Shutting J&K lifeline: The road to unreason

The aim was to prevent a Pulwama-type suicide attack on a convoy that had left over 40 CRPF personnel dead.

12 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Polls on, but Modi still seeking a grand theme

The government’s claims of muscularity on security issues were punctured by spectacular terrorist attacks in Pathankot, Uri and Pulwama.

11 Apr 2019 5:27 AM

Can Mexico’s Amlo deliver what Zapata had died for?

The movement took its name from a key figure in the revolutionary tumult that consumed Mexico in the second decade of the 20th century.

11 Apr 2019 5:22 AM

How wars can be turned into stories that will move markets

Wire agencies run on the principle of news flashes, keeping as close to real time of an event as possible.

10 Apr 2019 1:26 AM

Sankalp Patra: How real are the BJP’s promises?

We are far from junking top down, paternalistic, big man rule. Regional political leaders are no different in their preferred style of governance.

10 Apr 2019 1:25 AM

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Politics turning vulgar: Discourse hits new low

Advani finds this vulgarisation caused by the overlapping of party and Sangh Parivar painful only because he feels victimised.

09 Apr 2019 12:28 AM

Across Asia, populism & democracy is on test

Modi’s ministers poured scorn over the Congress manifesto, without rendering their account of the promises made five years ago.

08 Apr 2019 12:08 AM

Will economic adversity cost Pakistan a few good friends?

CPEC, which was until recently being projected as a game-changer for the country and the region, has lost its attraction in policy discourse.

08 Apr 2019 12:01 AM

BJP wagers Brahmin vote, friendship costs Kishor

Brahmins have been loyal BJP supporters since the Ram Mandir movement of the early Nineties.

07 Apr 2019 12:01 AM

Why is EC mum in face of flagrant foul play?

The EC derives its powers from a categorical provision in the Constitution.

07 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

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