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Rating the raters

Ratings aren't the last word on anything but the sovereign rating upgrade by Moody's is undoubtedly a shot in the arm for the Modi government. 

The MBS-backed royal purge in Saudi Arabia is a watershed moment in the Islamic World

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has the potential of putting his stamp on Saudi Arabia, the region and the Islamic world for decades to come.

Pakistan Army can’t stay out of politics because it thinks it’s the nation’s saviour

The Pakistani military continues to re-engineer politics by removing undesirable politicians and advancing the careers of civilians considered more pliable.

The battle over Padmavati is pointless, but a win-win for all its participants

For the Hindu Right, the controversy over the film keeps the akhand jyoti of Hindu-Muslim conflict burning at a time when election season is beginning to pick up.

100 years on: The Idea of Indira

Indira Gandhi, whose centenary birth anniversary falls this Sunday, was as complex a public figure as fascinating. Or a three-in-one leader in her different tenures.

RSS may remind Muslims of their Hindu ancestry, but will never truly accept them

Earlier this month at a Kolkata event, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat expressed his opposition to the recommendations of the Sachar Commission Report, but the connection he tries to establish between converted Muslims and Sachar Report is a deliberate attempt to mislead.

Legislating superstition: The significance of the Karnataka Black Magic Bill

The Bill proposes to ban 13 ritual practices that are physically harmful or injure dignity, and is the latest effort to rid society of superstitions.

15 November: The day the legend of Tendulkar was born

First Person, Second Draft: A plucky kid in a Lahore hotel to the embodiment of a nation's spirit — what a privilege to have followed this.

The Gujarat division of CBI

An extraordinary push to to appoint officers with a ‘Gujarat connect’ has turned the country’s premier investigative agency into a messy, divided house.

Rahul Gandhi’s religious tourism is a sham, Congress is allergic to Hindu sentiments

Rahul Gandhi has visited 11 Hindu temples in Gujarat in the last 50 days, but one the elections are over, the Congress party will return to its old agenda.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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