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  • The MVA government leads a charmed existence Mar 26, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    The MVA government leads a charmed existence

    Apart from this interplay between former allies the BJP and the Shiv Sena, there have been other undercurrents that brought the MVA government to the brink from which it pulled back just in time

  • Tamil Nadu Elections | DMK won’t have it easy as AIADMK won’t give up without a fight Mar 26, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Elections | DMK won’t have it easy as AIADMK won’t give up without a fight

    All through his campaign, Chief Minister Edappdi K Palaniswami exudes confidence of ensuring a close contest between the AIADMK and the DMK, no matter what pre-poll surveys say

  • Assam Election 2021: Intelligentsia highly cynical about polls Mar 26, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Assam Election 2021: Intelligentsia highly cynical about polls

    That there are horses for courses is indicated by the way the BJP has dealt with the issue of implementing the CAA against which there was a powerful movement in Assam

  • West Bengal Elections | A fight to its bitter end Mar 24, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    West Bengal Elections | A fight to its bitter end

    Any challenger in West Bengal needs muscle power to match the cadre strength of the ruling party. The challenger should be able to instil confidence among those likely to vote for its candidates that the party will be able to form the government

  • Stalin vs EPS | Tamil Nadu’s ‘presidential’ elections Mar 19, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Stalin vs EPS | Tamil Nadu’s ‘presidential’ elections

    The Stalin vs EPS battle is dominating the political narratives across Tamil Nadu, giving the perception that the DMK and the AIADMK have predominantly converted the elections into a battle of two personalities 

  • West Bengal polls: Trinamool stressed, but BJP not yet home Mar 17, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    West Bengal polls: Trinamool stressed, but BJP not yet home

    The BJP's argument is that "double engine rule", being in power at both the Centre and the state, will lead to investments in the state

  • What India thinks today, will Bengal think tomorrow?  Mar 15, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    What India thinks today, will Bengal think tomorrow? 

    What is needed in West Bengal is not just change, but a radical transformation 

  • Tamil Nadu Polls | TTV Dhinakaran is caught between a rock and a hard place Mar 10, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Polls | TTV Dhinakaran is caught between a rock and a hard place

    TTV Dhinakaran’s efforts to ‘recapture’ the AIADMK from ‘traitors’ took a severe beating with VK Sasikala stepping aside from active politics and tacitly asking her supporters to back the AIADMK in the upcoming elections 

  • Success of Rahul Gandhi’s campaign will decide Congress’ future in Kerala Mar 09, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Success of Rahul Gandhi’s campaign will decide Congress’ future in Kerala

    Rahul Gandhi’s extensive focus on Kerala and Tamil Nadu is a good opportunity for him to resurrect his political career by leading from the front — this will not only help the Congress in the south, but will also give it a fresh lease of life in other states

  • Assam Polls | Can NDA repeat its 2016 performance? Mar 09, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    Assam Polls | Can NDA repeat its 2016 performance?

    Assam is bracing for the most interesting assembly polls ever held in the state. The ruling BJP’s 100-seat target could be difficult to achieve. Here’s why 

  • In 2021, can the BJP juggernaut be stopped? Jan 06, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    In 2021, can the BJP juggernaut be stopped?

    There is only one party that can possibly halt the BJP juggernaut: the Congress. But at the moment the grand old party seems frail. Can the Congress resuscitate itself, galvanised by a new leader, or will it relinquish further space to the BJP?

  • Sikh farmers have been great ambassadors of India's agri skills  Dec 13, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    Sikh farmers have been great ambassadors of India's agri skills 

    In the last two decades, farming in Punjab has become increasingly unremunerative and with hardly any other industry in the state, there are no jobs for the young, who face a bleak and hopeless future. Agricultural reforms, with the right motive and intention, are the crying need of the state.

  • Why Rajinikanth’s entry into politics is not exciting news Dec 04, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Why Rajinikanth’s entry into politics is not exciting news

    In the past, Superstar Rajinikanth has never missed an opportunity to procrastinate his entry into politics. So, this time let’s not get excited, and wait till he launches a party and takes the plunge

  • MGR and BJP’s Vetrivel Yatra | Will the lotus bloom in Tamil Nadu? Nov 02, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    MGR and BJP’s Vetrivel Yatra | Will the lotus bloom in Tamil Nadu?

    The BJP has shifted its strategy and moved to soft-Dravidian line in Tamil Nadu. State BJP leaders who used to flay Periyar and his ideology have been sidelined

  • Bihar Elections | How Congress could damage the Mahagathbandhan Oct 15, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Bihar Elections | How Congress could damage the Mahagathbandhan

    The Congress in Bihar is a lifeless entity with a moribund organisation. The audacity of the Congress to wrest 70 seats in the ‘Mahagadbandhan’ is purely on account of its delusions of grandeur

  • Yogi Adityanath’s Big Gamble | Chase conspiracies or address systemic flaws Oct 09, 2020 10:08 AM IST

    Yogi Adityanath’s Big Gamble | Chase conspiracies or address systemic flaws

    By over focusing on the ‘international conspiracies’, Adityanath invites a larger risk of not just global ridicule but failing to use an opportunity to reform the system from within with correctives — if he wishes to be remembered as an able deliverer of social and economic welfare

  • India of our dreams, and of our nightmares Oct 02, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    India of our dreams, and of our nightmares

    The burden of societal injustices will weigh on the collective consciousness of the nation and become the dead weight that stifles India’s growth — both as a vibrant democracy and as a roaring economy

  • Pranab Mukherjee | The politician, adviser, and friend Lutyens’ Delhi will miss Sep 01, 2020 09:12 AM IST

    Pranab Mukherjee | The politician, adviser, and friend Lutyens’ Delhi will miss

    Pranab Mukherjee, who had studied in a village school, was not only the last of the stalwarts of the Indira Gandhi era, but also a rare politician in a party of public school educated leaders

  • US Elections | Rise of the Indian-American vote bank Aug 28, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    US Elections | Rise of the Indian-American vote bank

    With less than one percent of the US population, Indian-Americans have started punching well above their weight. That heft comes from the realisation that just photo-ops and fund-raising for others was doing little to raise the community’s profile

  • Modi’s Independence Day speech reiterates the Aatmanirbhar Bharat motto Aug 15, 2020 12:03 PM IST

    Modi’s Independence Day speech reiterates the Aatmanirbhar Bharat motto

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech did not fixate about the challenges India is facing, but, instead, highlighted the opportunities ahead of each Indian

  • India must watch out for the China-Turkey-Pakistan troika Aug 07, 2020 04:09 PM IST

    India must watch out for the China-Turkey-Pakistan troika

    Turkey provides Pakistan the emotional, ideological, and political support, while China is providing both with material and political support. With China's support, the Kashmir issue has thrice been discussed in the UN Security Council since August 5, 2019

  • IPL 2020 | Why BCCI must abandon Chinese sponsorship Aug 04, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    IPL 2020 | Why BCCI must abandon Chinese sponsorship

    Popular sentiment is in favour of boycotting Chinese goods, and the government itself has banned Chinese apps and placed greater scrutiny on investments from the middle kingdom. Asking BCCI to reconsider is just a logical step since cricket is more than a game in India

  • Politics | What the crisis in Congress tells us about Rahul Gandhi and his leadership Jul 16, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    Politics | What the crisis in Congress tells us about Rahul Gandhi and his leadership

    Whether it is Rahul Gandhi’s Hamletian indecisiveness or his loneliness as King Lear, it is clear that the Congress needs a decisive and strong leader at its national level to rescue the party from this Kafkaesque nightmare

  • Despite Modi-Netanyahu bonhomie, India improves ties with Palestine Jul 11, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    Despite Modi-Netanyahu bonhomie, India improves ties with Palestine

    Under Modi 1.0 and Modi 2.0, there have been many firsts in the India-Palestine bilateral. Delinking its ties with Palestine from the larger Israel-Palestine conflict, India has since been pursuing its ties with both countries on parallel tracks

  • Why the wave against expats in West Asia is a distant threat Jul 10, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Why the wave against expats in West Asia is a distant threat

    Kuwait’s desire to cut excessive reliance on foreign workers is as old as the hills. Whenever these objectives have come face-to-face with the realities of Kuwait’s job market, which is skewed in favour of expatriates, these proposals have fallen by the wayside

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