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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.
Jack Dorsey

Brahmins of Twitter are feeling like Jews under Nazi Germany, thanks to Jack Dorsey

Author Advaita Kala’s opinion — that ‘constant hitting out against Brahmins’ was akin to ‘what Nazis did to Jews’ — found echoes in Congress & across Twitter.

Modi wants NRIs to work like the Jewish or Chinese lobby

For the BJP, the diaspora is a resource to be used to strength Brand India. By contrast, the Congress limits itself to assuring their protection of ‘exploitation’.
Narendra Modi with Benjamin Netanyahu

What does Modi-Netanyahu ‘chemistry’ mean for Indian Jews?

Meetings between the PMs may not make much difference to Israeli travellers to India, but for Indian Jews settled in Israel, they provide important optics.
A member of the Jewish community in a synagogue in Mumbai

Nine years on, Mumbai Jews are slowly coming out of the 26/11 terror shadow

Increased security at synagogues, support from government and reopening of the Chabad House have made Mumbai’s Jews feel safe again.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
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.