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Facing boycott calls? Show a little courage and wait for the mob to give up and move on

The frightening thing about boycotts is that morally or legally it is hard to find anything to object to.

For Indians rejoicing Rishi Sunak, here’s some caution: Ancestry & loyalty aren’t the same

Unlike Barack Obama who made much of being an African-American, Sunak wants to be seen as just another Tory politician.

Bilkis Bano rapists release isn’t just Hindu-Muslim issue. BJP leaders telling nobody’s safe

We know what will happen next. Even if the courts strike down the release of these rapists and murders, nothing will happen. They have already vanished.

Each day brings some new horror and hate. Worrying that ordinary Hindus aren’t so shocked

I don’t want to belabour Nazi Germany parallels because, so far at least, they do not fit. But there are parallels with the Taliban and Islamism.

Finally, this is a Rahul Gandhi that India can relate to

Bharat Jodo Yatra has shown Indians the real Rahul Gandhi, a leader who walks among his people, and not the caricature created by BJP and TV news media.

With Gehlot, Tharoor names in poll, answers to 5 questions people are asking about Congress

There is very little loyalty in politics. Once you give up a job, you have no control over what happens next.

Authoritarianism is passé. BJP govt imposing its thinking on our lives, art, entertainment

The middle-class does cares about democracy and freedom — but only up to a point.

Congress or BJP– Indian parties will have polls. But ‘eventually’ is a long time in India

Congress or BJP, dynasty and conspiracy cannot reign forever.

G23 isn’t a 1969 moment for Congress and Rahul Gandhi is no Indira

Indira Gandhi was one of the shrewdest politicians India has ever seen. She created a new Congress. Rahul Gandhi is destroying the one he inherited.

Arvind Kejriwal is shrewd. Congress is wrong on Sisodia raid. And BJP is pushing its luck

Congress must decide whether it can afford to applaud the actions of ED and CBI, which are being used against it, just because it doesn't like AAP.

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Budget 2023-24: Sitharaman chairs first consultation with industry leaders, experts

It’s time to end Budget secrecy, deal final blow to India’s...

Budget secrecy isn't needed for a number of reasons, and doing away with it would actually benefit India's policymakers.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and...

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.

Defence

Illustration by Soham Sen, ThePrint

How Arunachal is front & centre in Modi govt’s massive border...

Of total highway projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh cr announced for Northeast last month, Arunachal got the lion’s share. Meanwhile, BRO’s outlay also saw a significant jump this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.