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Old game, new rules

Indian and Pakistan have both followed a consistent policy of talk-talk, fight-fight since the Kashmir insurgency began in 1989. By invoking Balochistan and northern areas, Modi has changed it to 'you mess with our soft underbelly, we will mess with your most vulnerable region.

Alcohol 0%, populism 100% v/v

Nitish Kumar confirms the rising phenomenon of maximum populism in Indian politics — a consensus paving the road to disaster.

Caste in a racist mould

There is scientific evidence now to show how caste has acquired clear racist characteristics and it is cause for alarm.

Hit by contradictions — from cow to caste

Why BJP can't realize its dream of uniting with culture (Hindutva) what sociology (caste) divided.

Modi is our most Nehruvian PM since Nehru

If Narendra Modi's worldview is truly at variance with Nehru's, we are still looking for evidence, at least on economic and foreign policies. 

Why BJP has more lessons to learn about governance

Post assembly-polls, Narendra Modi should not miss the opportunity to change course and discourse, from combat to governance.

Five predictable results make for an uncertain 2019

BJP's leadership has earned itself a post-Bihar reprieve, but it hasn't brought them a more convincing nationwide claim in 2019.

A general called Jake

India did not do well enough by Lt General Jacob, but, besides its Great War hero, he remained an ambassador of its core values.

Pulping the Modi script on Muslims

How BJP's panicky return to basic-instinct majoritarianism in Bihar has pushed Muslims back into 'secular' basement.

Bihar is not Gujarat: How Modi-Amit Shah misread 2014 verdict

It was the model of growth not polarisation that won BJP the Lok Sabha election.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.