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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Who has groomed BJP’s future leaders better: Vajpayee-Advani or Modi-Shah?

Whether Modi has created leaders—and not parasites thriving on his popularity—will be slightly clear after Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand polls.
Sushma Swaraj | File photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

A fighter with a stern smile, Sushma Swaraj could easily have been the Indira Gandhi of BJP

Sushma Swaraj opposed the Congress party and its ways, but had excellent working relationship with some of its top leaders.
Sushma Swaraj with LK Advani

LK Advani remembers ‘close colleague’ Sushma Swaraj as a role model for women politicians

Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani had known and worked with Sushma Swaraj since the beginning of her "illustrious innings" in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Sushma Swaraj | File photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Sushma Swaraj — the last of the Advani-Vajpayee Titans in Modi-Shah’s aggressive new India

From taking Bollywood to Cannes to making sure Indians got their passports, Sushma Swaraj made an impact whenever she was in government.
L.K. Advani

Supreme Court asks judge to deliver Ayodhya case verdict involving LK Advani in 9 months

The Supreme Court invoked conspiracy charges against LK Advani and 4 others in the Babri Masjid demolition case on 19 April, 2017.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur addressing the media in Bhopal

Difference between Pragya Thakur and LK Advani is only in the shade of Hindutva

Even if PM Modi says Pragya Thakur’s Godse remarks are unpardonable, he doesn’t really mean it.
R Prasad | Economic Times

‘Saffron Mahatma’ Advani is reduced to a mere spectator

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
L.K. Advani

Advani tells BJP — never regarded political opponents as anti-national or enemies

In blog, BJP veteran L.K. Advani writes that party has been at forefront of protecting the integrity of democratic institutions, cites its role during Emergency.
Amit Shah

Change of guard, no family card: BJP’s larger message in ticket distribution

BJP's ninth list is symbolic of its efforts to ease out the older guard beyond the obvious names and dismiss the 'family factor'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Vijay Verma/PTI

Who after Modi: With Amit Shah’s nomination, BJP sets up a succession plan for 2024

BJP president Amit Shah wants to enter the Lok Sabha because that would be the first step towards his recognition as a mass leader.

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Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.


Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.