Saturday, 19 January, 2019


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.

Narendra Modi in traditional Nagaland headgear | Twitter

How BJP became an acceptable party in a Christian-majority state like Nagaland

The BJP may sweep northeast in 2019 polls but Narendra Modi is not the only reason.

Congress, BJP and every other party owe Dalits their land, not just khichdi

There can be no social change and revolution without addressing the livelihood concerns of Dalits.
BSP-SP joint press conference

In 2019 poll arithmetic, BSP+SP will mean advantage BJP

We can expect a 2014-like unprecedented voter swing in Uttar Pradesh.
Journalist Taha Siddiqui | Sara Farid

Pakistani journalists calling my article a publicity stunt is the biggest disappointment

I want Pakistan to become better and the only way that can happen is by highlighting the wrongs, writes Taha Siddiqui.
Kanak Sarkar

In his feminism class, Kolkata prof behind ‘virgin’ comment asked women to do mujras

Comparing virgin women to 'sealed bottles' is not the only thing Jadavpur University prof. Kanak Sarkar has done, a former student writes.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar

The Age of Nisar: How Pakistan’s celebrity chief justice chose activism over judiciary

Dressed in a conservative suit and trademark dark glasses, Nisar soon became a troubleshooter for the state and the society alike.
Army chief Bipin Rawat at Army Day parade | Praveen Joshi/ThePrint

Dear General Bipin Rawat, this is what is wrong with your military reforms

Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s grand plans need course correction in order to succeed.
Karan Johar

Titillation, titillation, titillation — what Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan is all about

Koffee with Karan does not need celebrities, just loose talk on sex and dating.
A member of the Border Security Force guards the Babri Masjid

What about Babri Masjid? How land became more important than the mosque in Ayodhya

Even the so-called Muslim parties involved in the dispute are more interested in the land on which the mosque once stood.

Here’s what 9 pm pseudo patriots can learn from the Indian Army: Barkha Dutt

In this week’s News ka Juice, Barkha Dutt asks 9 pm pseudo warriors to learn from real soldiers. Today, let's talk about the two most loaded words in Indian ...
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.