Monday, 20 August, 2018

Topic: Politics

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Indore | Arun Mondhe/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Kamal Nath: Everyone has a son ready in Madhya Pradesh politics

Privately, many politicians justify dynastic culture using words like “necessity” and “practicality”.

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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion | PTI

Rahul’s hug-wink and Modi’s mockery is an aberration. Indian politics wasn’t always like this

From Rajiv Gandhi to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, contemporary Indian politics has been littered with instances of cordiality between opposing parties.
Latest news on South Asia conclave |

Economy, elections, business & healthcare — what needs to be fixed for a modern South Asia

The South Asia Conclave, conducted by the Oxford University Press, attempted to find ways for nations of the region to better understand their roles in a changed world.
In January, a three member bench decided the matter required to be further debated by a larger bench | PTI

Educational qualification of Indian politicians should matter, not sexual orientation

The only thing that will help our society accept a queer politician is awareness and time.

Here are 4 of the most politically charged World Cup games ever played

As FIFA kick-starts in Russia, amidst protests over Russia supporting Bashar al-Assad 's regime in Syria, here are some the most politically charged sporting events.
Latest news on Narendra Modi |

Narendra Modi rocks. Sometimes, literally on a rock

To see netas huffing and puffing and twisting themselves into anything other than unlikely coalitions is disturbing.
Arvind Kejriwal

‘Dharna’ remains the only option says, Arvind Kejriwal

AAP government which staged a protest at the Lt Governor's office, pressing for a number of demands, says officers were not paying any heed to its needs.
Indian Army marching at Rajpath

First OROP, now cantonment roads: India sees rise of military as political pressure group

Political careers of former soldiers may seem like an acceptable feature in a democracy, but it would be naive to discount the dangers of politicisation of the military.
Anthony Bourdain

Goodnight Anthony Bourdain, rockstar of the culinary world

Anthony Bourdain was unapologetic about his food and his power to speak, a rarity in today’s world of glossy ever-smiling chefs.
Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of Bhartiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Four headlines & a funeral: How Indian media got the Vajpayee coverage completely wrong

Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. Instead of comparing the working st...

Indian Army reforms: Cutting administrative flab or needless downsizing?

Army chief General Bipin Rawat is set to issue orders to reduce personnel at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in New Delhi. The move is being viewed as an indirect a...