Friday, 18 January, 2019


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

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 ...
Anti-Brexit demonstrations outside Houses of Parliament in London | Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Even an Indian ‘Anglophile’ can see that Britain must get used to being a small country

The British can blame no one but themselves. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a small country that is about to get even smaller. I...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice AK Sikri

Give us back our staid, old & boring Supreme Court, dear Lordships

If SC introspects, it will see how its dabbling with CBI has been self-destructive. So bad the blame has now shifted from Modi govt to judiciary.
Ranjan Gogoi

Ranjan Gogoi led the revolution in judiciary last year, as CJI he is now killing it

Who will hold a press conference now that CJI Ranjan Gogoi and his collegium are in the line of fire?
Narendra Modi

Why BJP leaders are going to Pakistan to fight 2019 Lok Sabha polls

It has become a sure-fire way for some people in the BJP to express their deep anger—or their worst insecurities.
Gopal Das

Mission Ganga, missing activist: Why no one cares for Gopal Das

The future of the dying river and its true crusaders hangs in balance.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

In Mayawati-Akhilesh alliance, Ambedkar and Lohia can realise their unfinished agenda

As Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav addressed media queries in Lucknow, the poster behind them spoke louder than their words.
File photo of Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati | PTI

Numbers don’t lie: Why SP-BSP alliance can defeat BJP’s legendary poll arithmetic

In 2019, the road to New Delhi goes via Lucknow and the bua and bhatija have realised that.
Farm land on the outskirts of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Land reform a game-changer that Narendra Modi government has overlooked

It must be the core priority for any government that wants to improve the agricultural situation.
Illustration by Soham Sen |

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?