Friday, 22 June, 2018


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Nivedita Vidyapith Entrance - Barrackpore Cantonment, Kolkata

MoD has politicised security for electoral reasons. Opening of cantonment roads shows that

Cantonments may be colonial creations in their origins, but that does not mean that the military does not need exclusive spaces.
Hadiya at Supreme Court

From Hadiya to Tanvi Seth, casual bigotry is fashionable, politically celebrated

The blatant display of communal hatred in everyday lives shows the scary direction towards which New India is moving.
Ajay Singh

Feud in Arjun Singh’s family in Madhya Pradesh is fast turning into a Congress-BJP battle

Late Arjun Singh’s wife Saroj has moved the court, accusing her son Ajay Singh, a Congress leader, of ill-treating her.
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Salman Khan: ‘Main Google search mein aata hoon, samajh mein nahi’

Salman Khan is not an actor. Salman Khan is a star. Salman Khan is a commodity. Salman Khan is being human.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

What would Vajpayee have thought of Narendra Modi’s ‘muscular’ policy?

Vajpayee made 3 landmark moves to make peace with Pakistan, each time going out on a limb, in spite of grave provocations.

Democracies may grow slow, but they grow right

Broader economic outcomes show that democratic processes act as immune system for economies, stopping diseases before they spread
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Modi says ‘Team India’, but he is intolerant towards non-NDA chief ministers

The ‘Team India’ concept has not worked as much as PM Modi expected, and the NITI Aayog itself is a ‘work in progress.’
A cashier examines rupee banknotes in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

To boost black money promise, Modi must start lobbying for India to lead FATF

India could use the platform of FATF to share its experience in dealing with hawalas/hundis and other forms of informal banking.

Forget Congress-mukt Bharat, is BJP planning an ally-mukt party for 2019?

The BJP is ambitious and wants to expand while the allies are suspicious of it.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

I’m not the one who changed: How one of Modi’s biggest champions turned critic

Rupa Subramanya says the space for independent voices such as her’s, who refuse to take partisan sides, is vanishing.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Article 370: Can Modi revoke it before 2019 and will it heal or hit Kashmir’s ties with rest of Ind...

Barely 48 hours after the BJP pulled out of the alliance with the PDP in Kashmir, talks on revoking Article 370 have gained steam. BJP MP, Sabha Subramanian Swamy in a tweet claimed to have written to the PMO on “why Article 370 can be deleted without Parliament concurrence."
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Thanks to Modi govt’s woolly-headedness, it’s 1993 in Kashmir again

Both countries treat Kashmir as a blood feud, and they will continue the fight till the last Kashmiri.