Friday, 25 May, 2018

Talk Point

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Can Rahul Gandhi finally take on Modi or has he waited too long?

Experts weigh in on Rahul Gandhi's public comment that he would be willing to become the Prime Minister if Congress secures enough votes in 2019.
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Sonam Kapoor’s name change – choice feminism or blatant patriarchy?

ThePrint's young team weighs in on whether Sonam Kapoor's decision to take on her husband's name undercuts her feminism.
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By aligning state board’s syllabus with NCERT, has Punjab’s history been subsumed by national history?

Experts weigh in on Punjab School Education Board decision to align its senior secondary history syllabus with NCERT's National Curriculum Framework 2005. The move has sparked a major controversy in the state.
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Killing of Kashmiri professor—has govt outreach failed with more educated youth turning to militancy?

In the Shopian encounter Sunday, five suspected militants were killed, including an assistant professor. Has the government outreach failed with more educated youth turning to militancy? Experts weigh in.
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TalkPoint: Is it time for the government to stop giving awards to creative people and for artistes to...

Experts weigh in on the recent fiasco that happened at the National Film Awards ceremony in Delhi and the role of the government in conferring awards to creative people.
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TalkPoint: Why has Jinnah now become the new religious flashpoint in student politics?

In a clash that turned violent over the demand for the removal of Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim university, 41 people have been injured. Experts weigh in.
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TalkPoint: Ballari mining scam ‘clean chit’- political expediency or not enough evidence?

In November last year, three different CBI branches dropped the investigation into the Rs. 16,500 crore Ballari illegal mining scam. Experts weigh in on BJP's decision to give tickets to family members of the accused.
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TalkPoint: Do far-fetched scientific claims by leaders like Biplab Deb make for good politics?

Experts weigh in on the 'psuedoscientific' claims made by senior leaders like Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb and their political impact.
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TalkPoint: Is Congress’s ‘jan aakrosh’ a sound strategy for 2019 or is it just a political slogan?

Experts weigh in on Rahul Gandhi's highly charged 'Jan Aakrosh' rally held in Delhi. In an open challenge to the BJP, he claimed that Congress will win every upcoming election.
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TalkPoint: Boat rides and lake walks— beginning of a new Modi-Xi chapter or mere optics?

Experts weigh in on Modi's 'informal,' heart to heart visit to China as he is likely to discuss domestic and international issues with Xi Jinping.
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Superbrand Narendra Modi: Cast in Titanium, not merely coated with Teflon

He’s our most polarising leader, deeply hated by many but equally loved by more, especially the young. To extrapolate BJP’s struggles in Gujarat and Karnataka to 2019 is fatally complacent.