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Progressive and pan-Indian — Dattatreya Hosabale is new face of RSS

RSS’ new general secretary, Dattatreya Hosabale, represents both the hard and soft faces of Hindutva. It’s leaders like him who will attract younger generations.

Modi is the modern-day CEO of India — his vaccine leadership is proof

Vaccine diplomacy, which Modi is sure to deploy, will fetch India collateral benefits with Nepal, Bangladesh and other neighbours if we handle our domestic needs well.

Chorus grows from Congress-mukt Bharat to Gandhi-mukt Congress. But where will the family go?

Gandhis will be judged by how well they facilitate the end of their own dynastic hold on the party, while remaining on call should the need to step back in arise again.

Listen to Modi’s speech carefully. You’ll know why JNU needed a Vivekananda statue

With JNU speech, Modi has again proved he is a political mastermind who can lift an occasion to an event of national significance.

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Modi is the only Indian mass leader after Gandhi who has used religious symbolism so well

Modi’s two Navratri addresses to the nation deserve closer attention. They were a complex amalgam of carefully crafted and thoughtfully arranged messaging, just like Brand Modi.

Arun Shourie, crusader against corruption faces corruption charge — it happens only in India

Arun Shourie, who was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982 and the Padma Bhushan in 1990, is an outstanding Indian change-agent and leader.

Unity is not conformity — India should know that as Prashant Bhushan is convicted for contempt

India is a criticism-surplus society, but one trip to China or Singapore will tell you why its much better than a robotic society.

For India to fulfil its destiny, politics can’t decide future of educational institutes

Shimla’s Viceregal Lodge, which houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, was where the future of India was decided. Now, it’s crumbling.

Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif | ShehbazSharif/Facebook

Pakistan’s being governed by London Sharif and Islamabad Sharif. But they’re not on same page

The disintegration of Sri Lanka is a warning. Ethnic divisions, economic mismanagement, and a horrendously uneconomic port— each has a parallel in Pakistan.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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