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Writings on the wall

Modi’s Hindutva 2.0 written on Varanasi walls: Temple restoration, not mosque demolition

Modi has boldly ventured to redevelop Varanasi’s messy, filthy inner city. It’s a restoration project that can delight his large Hindu constituency.

Bengal stands up to ask for more

And the CPM can't understand why - while Mamata says she is ready to deliver.

From Soviet Union in Alimuddin Street to a watch repair shop in Singur

The Revolution stands still while people yearn for change.

Varanasi, 2014: Why I’d said, before the secular dip, hold your nose

When a thug wanted for murder joins the fight against communalism, a firebrand secular isn’t pleased they threw eggs at his rudraksh.

Welcome to Freebiestan, also known as KCR’s Telangana

We aren’t being funny. Just reading the ‘Writings on the Wall’ in Telangana, where KCR has redefined handouts and welfare. Yet, it’ll take him more to win.

Writings on the wall: Stumbling on Sonianomics in the land of angrezi dreams

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will tell you about scheme after populist scheme. But you cannot escape the wave of aspiration and ambition in Rajasthan...

Shivraj Chouhan’s Madhya Pradesh shows the more the Indian farmer grows, the angrier he is

With India’s highest farm growth for a decade, Shivraj Chouhan should’ve been sitting pretty. He’s struggling because our farm economics & politics is broken.

Assam’s 35-year saffronisation

RSS changed Assam's political fault line from anti-outsider to anti-migrant to anti-Muslim infiltrator, and simply borrowed leadership from other parties. 

Return of the Ballari brothers shows how desperate BJP is for Karnataka

BJP hopes Janardhan Reddy, who faces more charges than most politicians, will deliver most of the 23 seats in his territory — 10% of the assembly’s strength.

मोदी के गुजरात किले के पुराने खम्भे आज भी अडिग, लेकिन बेरोजगारी का दंश झेल रहे युवा वर्ग का विश्वास डिगा

अगर एक्जिट पॉल सही साबित हुए, जैसा कि योगेंद्र यादव कहते हैं, तो मोदी की जीत तय है. 2014 में मिली 27 प्रतिशत की बढ़त तो उनके काम आएगी मगर दीवार दरकती दिख रही है.

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US-led banking crisis travelled from Europe to Asia, showed how fragile...

US banks foster a crisis. Next thing we know, the global banking sector and stock markets are locked in a panic room.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das

India’s banking system is well-supervised, remains stable & resilient, says RBI...

The central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said the RBI's off-site supervision of Indian banks has become more frequent and stringent over the past few years.


Defence minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: PTI

Made-in-India ATAGS, BrahMos, choppers: Modi govt clears defence acquisitions worth Rs...

Defence ministry gives nod for capital acquisition under new category of Buy Indian-IDDM. HAL emerges big winner as Navy proposals constitute more than Rs 56,000 cr.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.