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Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party flags on display in Cooch Behar | Moushumi Das Gupta/ThePrint

North Bengal gets ready for epic Mamata-Modi battle — Didi’s image vs Dada’s charm

Modi is popular, but local leaders say BJP's polarisation is reaping dividends on the ground. There is no clarity, though, if that will be enough to overcome Mamata. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Without realising, BJP has surrendered India to Muhammad Ali Jinnah

An India that denies itself to some of us could end up being denied to all of us, writes Shashi Tharoor.
The Western Wall with the Dome of the Rock visible on the skyline in Jerusalem | Hope Ghelli/Bloomberg

In Jerusalem, I saw a reflection of Ayodhya

Zionism has numerous symbolic parallels with Hindutva as espoused by Savarkar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Five reasons why Modi-Shah’s ‘politics of fear’ is not a good strategy for 2019

The politics of fear may alienate voters who flocked to the BJP in 2014, on its promise of fulfilling aspirations.
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Are Hindus really the victims in India? Of what, asks Barkha Dutt

In the first episode of News Ka Juice, journalist Barkha Dutt questions the idea of Hindu ‘victimhood’.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Supreme Court cannot become the priest between Indians and their Gods

Sabarimala verdict is an example of why the Supreme Court shouldn't intervene in religion.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the lead up to Partition, Gandhi’s own prayer meetings were becoming polarised

This excerpt from ‘Gandhi: The years that changed the world 1914-1948’ by Ramachandra Guha tells the story of the Mahatma in the months leading up to Partition.
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Asians living in Britain are quite ignorant about each other’s rich religious diversity

In this witty excerpt, Sardar informs his readers of a radio show that reflects the evident reality of a divide in the British Asian community. 
Surendra Singh

Hindus should have at least 5 children, else will become minority: BJP MLA

Surendra Singh had earlier said that rape cannot be curbed even if Lord Ram lands on earth.
Pakistan terror attacks

Pakistan condemns ISIS attack on Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan

"Distressed and grieved," says country's foreign office by attack that killed 19, 17 of whom belonged to minority Sikh and Hindu community.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?