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Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP is sliding down the Rafale slope. It must stop outraging and come clean

All the Modi govt needed to do was come clean on Rafale – ‘We dismissed bureaucratic objections as we wanted deal done quickly for IAF’.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi has been smarter & braver on political economy in his 5 years than Manmohan’s UPA-2

The five things Modi has got right on the political economy shows good economics isn’t necessarily bad politics.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

6 factors that will determine who will be India’s next PM & who won’t

Surveys say BJP will fall far short of a majority. But Modi’s magic on first-time voters, smaller parties & Mayawati can bring him back to power.
Chandrababu Naidu, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and others | PTI

Anti-BJP alliance is like Shiv ji ki baraat without a groom—and Modi knows it

India is mushrooming with Deve Gowda wannabes because being a former prime minister is better than being a former chief minister.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

Rahul Gandhi’s pitch that Modi is the worst doesn’t mean Congress is the best

Which constituency is Rahul Gandhi addressing? How exactly does he define his base? Or, does he even know what his base is? 
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Dec 2017 to Dec 2018: The year that changed Indian politics after Modi came to power

In these 12 months, the script for the race between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi for 2019 was rewritten.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Manmohan Singh is talking, making sense, and India is listening

Manmohan Singh is talking, making sense, and India is listening. Rahul Gandhi needs to listen to him too.

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Rahul Gandhi’s discovery of his inner Brahmin is smart and audacious politics

Rahul Gandhi is audacious to mix his religion with Congress politics. He can win or perish, but can’t retreat from this Chakravyuha.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

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File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?