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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

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf poses for a picture after an interview with Reuters in London January 16, 2011 | Photo: Reuters

Musharraf told Pakistanis not to be India-centric but also called India...

Man of paradoxes Musharraf talked about building sustainable democracy but continued to rule with the help of Pakistan Army and intelligence services.
File photo of finance secretary T. V. Somanathan | ANI

Rich can make full use of exemptions, not poor — new...

T.V. Somanathan argued that supposed progressive nature of direct taxes in old regime doesn’t hold because lower-income households can’t meet full exemption limits while rich easily can.

Defence

India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.