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A salesman displays masks of PM Modi, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal at a shop, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls | PTI

This Lok Sabha election, don’t fall for these seven deadly myths

This Lok Sabha election is not only about Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi. Voters might support other political parties or independents.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | Kamal Singh

Research shows it makes sense for Narendra Modi & BJP to focus on national security in 2019

Congress in the post-Indira Gandhi years gave away its position to BJP on the national security question.
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The very idea of India is at stake in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

India poignantly illustrates the global challenges posed to democracy by the rise of nationalism and populism.

There’s a way to make immigration great again, writes Raghuram Rajan

Left unchecked, populist nationalism will undermine the liberal democratic market system that has brought developed countries the prosperity they enjoy.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint.

Kangana Ranaut & Anupam Kher target liberals, but their patriotic act falls flat

The Kangana Ranauts and Anupam Khers of the world, cloaked in an armour of fiery jingoism, are immune from any scrutiny.
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Here’s what 9 pm pseudo patriots can learn from the Indian Army: Barkha Dutt

In this week’s News ka Juice, Barkha Dutt asks 9 pm pseudo warriors to learn from real soldiers.
One survey after another points to rising conservatism in the country | Facebook

Where I see the rise of an illiberal, irritable and sometimes petulant new India

French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked a fresh global debate on nationalism versus patriotism. Here is what I had written in August 2014. Good time to put it to a reality check.
Subramania Bharathiyar | ThePrint.in

Subramania Bharati: The Mahakavi Modi invoked in his Independence Day speech

On his 97th death anniversary, recalling the poet, social reformer and freedom fighter who altered history despite a short life.
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Western countries don’t care about the rest of the world anymore

Today's hostile nationalism was commonplace in 19th century America, where politics was driven by strong external enemies.

Nandita Haksar’s ‘The Flavours of Nationalism’ binds politics, class & gender with food

What starts out as a personal recount becomes a sharp & honest commentary on India’s culture.

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Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.