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Fabindia and Shami show how India is trapped between Hindutva and soft-Hindutva

Solidarity for Mohammed Shami or Fabindia won't hide the fact that, along with BJP, the opposition also has helped create the toxic atmosphere we see in India today.

Hathras to Lakhimpur Kheri, opposition is only relying on BJP missteps, not setting agenda

The opposition in UP has found its voice, but it needs to dig its own agenda, not merely beat the anti-Modi tin drum.

Modi can’t behave as if ‘sab changa si’ and not speak up on Lakhimpur Kheri

Modi's 35-minute speech in Lucknow, about 150 km away from Lakhimpur Kheri site where four farmers were mowed down allegedly by BJP minister Ajay Mishra's son, was bad timing.

India has two kinds of chief ministers. Regional stars, and BJP-Congress pick-and-throw

Kejriwal, Stalin, Jagan, Mamata are the karta dhartas of regional parties. While CMs of BJP and Congress are at the mercy of moody high command.

AAP’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Ayodhya is desperate. It lacks the imagination to move beyond Delhi

The 'Tiranga Yatra' move shows the AAP's inability to imagine a conversation that would help it take Modi on and establish its footprint beyond Delhi.

Yogi Adityanath and Himanta Biswa Sarma—two outsiders playing like pros in RSS-dominated BJP

As the BJP expands, particularly in new territories, the party remains aware of the limitations of relying compulsorily on the RSS-grooming requirement.

Modi’s phone call to Neeraj Chopra, Paralympic winners was also a gold — politically

Modi has turned the idea of a 'distant' PM on its head, steering interactions with people away from just election speeches and addresses from the Red Fort.

Modi-Shah BJP didn’t learn any lesson from Covid 2nd wave. Jan Ashirwad Yatras are proof

Thirty-nine Modi ministers are taking part in the 'Jan Ashirwad Yatras' across 22 states. This is nothing but an arrogant invitation to the third wave of Covid pandemic.

Sushmita Dev’s exit says it all – Rahul Gandhi’s ‘young Congress team’ isn’t happening

With high-profile exits, Rahul Gandhi's young Congress is collapsing even before it could be built. In this under-renovation party, crucial pillars are missing.

Assam voted Modi-Shah BJP to power for stability and progress, got chaos and conflict

Asaam under BJP has stumbled from one divisive row to another — from NRC-CAA to Cattle Preservation Bill, population control policy and now the border clash with Mizoram.

On Camera

YourTurn

South Asian stores in Leicester, England | Ned Trifle/Flickr

For decades, Leicester built communal walls. Waves of immigrants made it more toxic

East Ham and Waltham Forest are Pakistani Punjabi, Luton is Kashmiri Muslim, Southall is Punjabi Sikh, and Tower Hamlet is Bangladeshi. Each walled off their neighbourhoods to other immigrants.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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