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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.

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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