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Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Kishore/PTI

What’s common between ‘Sholay’ & how we see PM Modi? Family ties

Be it Mamata Banerjee’s Didi or Mayawati’s Behenji, the spirit of forging familial relationship can tell why politicians like Modi are worshipped.
A graphic featuring Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why Indians care more about their PM than their MP

From Nehru to Modi, the ‘presidential style’ campaign has been the default in Indian elections.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat | PIB

Why just Indira and Priyanka Gandhi, media must psychoanalyse Narendra Modi too

Several political commentators have compared 'Indira Gandhi’s authoritarianism' with Modi’s 'autocratic and decisive style'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he emplanes for Maldives to attend the historic swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in New Delhi

PM and President’s Air India One planes to get state-of-the-art security systems

India will be purchasing two state-of-the-art missile defence systems for Air India One at an estimated cost of USD 190 million
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Between Pappu and Prime Minister, this is where Rahul Gandhi stands today

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has ‘improved’, but some things about him have not changed.
BSP chief Mayawati | PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

Why Mayawati has the least chance of becoming prime minister

A look at how Third Front PMs are selected tells you why Mayawati stands no chance. Meanwhile, the clamour for Mayawati as PM only helps the BJP.
File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during TMC mega rally in Kolkata | PTI

No one can deter Mamata Banerjee from her unrealistic PM ambitions now

A seven-time MP, Mamata Banerjee has been a three-time Union cabinet minister and is in her second term as CM.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Those stopped from looting country have formed mahagathbandhan: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi targeted the parties at the anti-BJP rally in Kolkata, and said they were running scared now.
File photo of Nitin Gadkari | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Why Nitin Gadkari could be India’s next prime minister

The stars are aligning for the RSS poster boy from Nagpur.
Shekhar Gupta with Narasimha Rao

Why Narasimha Rao is India’s most vilified, deliberately misunderstood and forgotten PM

On P.V. Narasimha Rao’s death anniversary, here is why, even though his style was so hopelessly understated as to amount to self-denial, his method was thorough and effective.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.


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.