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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

NOTA FOR 1984 – WHY AAP LOST PUNJAB

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

YourTurn

Representational image for weight loss | Andres Ayrton | Pexels

Can you lose weight by not eating after 8 pm? What the diet industry doesn’t tell you

The list of myths goes on—don't eat fruits before bed, eat small meals to increase metabolism. But does science support these claims?
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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