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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | ANI File Photo

Why liberals are wary of Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF’s return in Kerala

The LDF rule in Kerala has never seen such a personality cult built around the chief minister. Critics have even compared Pinarayi Vijayan to Narendra Modi.
rakesh tikait and BKU and farmers protest

The liberal dilemma on Rakesh Tikait — overlook Muzaffarnagar riots or future under Modi

By saving the farmers' protest from the clutches of a violent Republic Day rally and taking on the Adityanath govt in UP, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has left Indian liberals in a fix.
President Ram Nath Kovind unveils a portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 23 January 2021 | Twitter | @rashtrapatibhvn

Indian liberals’ WhatsApp University moment came with President Kovind’s Bose portrait row

A confirmation bias the liberals suffer from is their unwillingness to accept that Narendra Modi is popular.
A file image of Muslims offering prayers during Ramadan in Srinagar | S Irfan | PTI

Indian Muslims and liberals are trapped in a toxic relationship

Muslims love Hindu liberals conditionally, and together they hate the microscopic Muslim liberals unconditionally.

Love him or hate him, but conservative Greg Gutfeld is the ultimate test for liberals

Fox News anchor Greg Gutfeld is the conservative comic we need to preserve because there is perhaps no one better than him making fun of liberals.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

Why liberals love to fantasise about a Narendra Modi-Amit Shah split. Five reasons

After Vajpayee-Advani, Sonia-Manmohan, the latest targets of break-up theories are Amit Shah and Narendra Modi.
Narendra Modi at a BJP rally in Karkardooma, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The road ahead for liberals is tough. Modi’s thalis were a loud message

The liberal story is still worth pursuing. But liberals would do well to remember that it is just one more story competing with many others.
Rioters set ablaze a shop during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi's Gokulpuri, on 25 February | File photo: PTI

Left and liberals should stop looking for the perfect victim in Delhi riots

There's damning evidence of state complicity in the Delhi communal riots. This matters more right now.
Facebook Inc. headquarters, California | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

With ‘please unfriend me if you support BJP’, liberals have already lost the fight

No one is born woke, just like no one is born a bigot. And unfriending on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is just virtue-signalling, it helps no one.
PM Narendra Modi

First, western liberals, and now conservatives: Modi govt has left everyone disappointed

"Brazil is the country of the future -- and always will be" once defined the country’s inability to realise its potential. India must not attract a similar tag.

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Cairn Energy sues Air India, seeks to seize India’s overseas assets to recover $1.7 billion

Sources in the govt said India will take all necessary steps to defend itself against any such 'illegal enforcement action'.


Armed forces doctors arrive in Lucknow Monday | Twitter/@suryacommand

What’s DGAFMS, Indian military’s medical wing leading the fight against Covid

The Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service reports to the Department of Defence and not to the Department of Military Affairs or the CDS.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.