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CV and stature

What makes one tick as Rashtrapati, and what doesn’t, is determined by the incumbent. It’s for Kovind to prove sceptics wrong.

Conflicts behind conflicts in cricket

Judicial activism in cricket has bared open conflicts in serious areas such as financial markets.

Insecurity within

NDA's internal security balance sheet is now poorer than ‘spineless’ UPAs. It could break PM Modi’s momentum despite skilled messaging.

When a national party dumps Nationalism

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has taken on Canada’s Khalistani sympathisers, but PM Modi might grab the diplomatic point.

New big idea vs failed, old bilateralism

Pakistan is not an equal or stable neighbor. Only the stamp of a global power can assure lasting peace with India


The party lost because it took a communal view of the state, stirred old angers, and embraced radicals That defeat is an orphan is a...

Maximum Modi, maximum opportunity

Narendra Modi is now the new colossus of Indian politics. The question is no longer winning 2019, but what will he do with the new status

Writings on the UP Wall-II: Aspiration and desperation in UP’s East

Eastern UP's people want out of their sub-Saharan trap. Politicians, including the PM, don't get it.

Writings on the Uttar Pradesh Wall-I

Aspiration is turning into desperation. Nobody has much hope in an era of new Hindu Rate of Growth, and identity politics is back.

Anti-establishment conformist’s age

Even as it seeks political power, AAP has maintained anti-establishmentarianism as its core.

On Camera


File photo of Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi | ANI

2024 is an open race. But the question is what can...

Basic equation for 2024 isn't hard to spell out. BJP’s SWOT analysis is all around Modi. And while economics presents an opportunity for opposition, politics is its biggest threat.
A woman shops inside the Big Bazaar retail store in Mumbai | Reuters/Niharika Kulkarni

GST collection rises 12% to Rs 1.57 lakh crore in May

The government collected 1.41 trillion rupees as GST in May 2022 and a record 1.87 trillion rupees in April.


Over 1,600-plus F414 engines have been delivered by General Electric till date | Pic courtesy: GE

India & US close to mega defence deal: Pact for fighter...

Transfer of Technology (ToT) for jet engines was the main thrust of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's talks with his American counterpart Jack Sullivan in February.
Illustration : Soham Sen

Article 370 to G20, India is in a Kashmir sweet spot....

It is in the nature of the news cycle that the only aspect of the G20 event (Third Working Group on Tourism) in Srinagar...