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File photo of Delhi Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto with a follower | Twitter | samson2india

Delhi archbishop dabbling in sectarian politics, the church is playing with fire

It has been routine for some of the church leaders to vacate the pulpit and jump into the poll arena to influence the faithful, rather adversely.
Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi

Faced with funds crunch, Congress taps Twitter for crowd funding

An internal party document shows Congress needs Rs 1,000 crore in the next four months for election campaigns in the year-end state polls. As of 2017, the party’s donations are Rs 225 crore.
BJP workers celebrate their victory in the Assembly elections

Gujarat’s urban voters and traders remain loyal to BJP

GST, note ban and the Patidar agitation did not have a major impact on urban voters in Gujarat, who have traditionally backed BJP.
Rahul Gandhi with locals at an election meeting in Kutch district Tuesday

I’ve gained weight because of Gujarati food, says Rahul Gandhi at Kutch rally

Rahul Gandhi lambasts BJP’s ‘Gujarat model’ of development in his last leg of campaigning for state assembly polls, saying it did not benefit locals.
A collage of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in temples

Want to be a successful Indian politician? Leave your secularism at the door

The principle of the performance of secular identity has now been replaced by the performance of Hinduness as the necessary condition for political leadership.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.