Monday, 15 August, 2022


Congress still wants to solve its problem with the problem — Gandhis. Solution is change

The fact that Congress needs rebuilding is no rocket science, the question is who it needs rebuilding under. A leadership change is what it needs to talk about.

Not Shivraj or Yogi, Himanta Biswa Sarma is Modi-Shah’s sharpest political brain

BJP's impressive performance in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Council polls shows why Himanta Biswa Sarma has emerged as the election mastermind that Modi and Amit Shah need.

Modi, Shah may know how to win polls. But here’s why they still need Rajnath and Gadkari

Rajnath Singh has been working in the shadows, helping chalk out the Modi govt's strategy to mollify the protesting farmers.

Can Ashok Gehlot be the next Ahmed Patel for Congress? Conditions apply

With the loss of Ahmed Patel and Tarun Gogoi, Congress has a big problem. And very few candidates to solve it.

Silence of the Gandhis vs vocal Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel shows a new trend in Congress

State leaders speaking up on national issues isn’t an attempt to show the top leadership down. Instead, it aims to make up for the latter’s shaky presence.

Modi’s BJP and Rahul’s Congress have one thing in common — they are causing ‘ally aversion’

Congress is causing the allies immediate damage, BJP long-term erosion.

Despite the sweet victory, Modi-Shah BJP has a Nitish Kumar-sized problem in Bihar

There is nothing that would irk Narendra Modi more than allowing a leader who seems jaded and not fully in control to lead the coalition.

BJP’s search for a young face could end with fiery Tejasvi Surya

BJP desperately needs a young Yogi Adityanath for cross-state campaigning, so it doesn’t look like a party without a future, solely relying on Modi and Amit Shah.

Lalu’s loyalty to secularism is Tejashwi Yadav’s biggest political test in Modi’s India

In 1990, when then BJP president L.K. Advani was carrying out his rath yatra unbridled, it was Lalu Yadav as CM who had dared to stop him from entering Bihar.

Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal dilemma — allow Puja for Hindus or contain Covid. Smug BJP looks on

The threat of coronavirus is real. But so is the fact that Mamata Banerjee is caught in a lose-lose situation in West Bengal, which goes to polls next year.

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Salman Rushdie trapped by alliance of implacably regressive and insufferably progressive

The Satanic Verses isn't so much read as deposited by culture in people’s imaginations. Today, Rushdie is known less as an author than as a sinister figure.
A pearl jewellery | Representational image | Wikimedia Commons

Inaction in gem & jewellery sector costs tax dept losses worth Rs 38,449 cr, says CAG report

The group, operating in the Gems and Jewellery sector, has indulged in the malpractice of mis-invoicing and over-invoicing. It allegedly controls 20 entities based out of Hong Kong and UAE.


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INS Satpura reaches San Diego — first for any Indian Navy vessel  

The Satpura is part of the Navy’s goal of making commemorative visits to 6 continents, 3 oceans, and 6 time zones to mark the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations. 
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.