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Dear troubled liberal, don’t fear the Congress party

While BJP doesn’t even pretend to be secular, Congress remains the safest refuge for minorities in India.

Here’s when elitism in Congress actually started

Social elitism is a peculiar problem that only the Congress has. Shekhar Gupta takes a look at the party’s history to find out why.
Shashi Tharoor and Rahul Gandhi | ShashiTharoor/Facebook

5 books Shashi Tharoor thinks journalists should write before BJP loses 2019

The pleasures of literature, after all, outweigh the joys of journalism.

Sabarimala still out of bounds for women, and CBI’s predicament

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Narendra Modi and Shashi Tharoor | ShashiTharoor/Facebook

5 books Shashi Tharoor must write after Congress loses 2019

The prolific author-politician has been missing the woods for the trees.

Tharoor’s chaiwala jibe and a glittering Bollywood wedding

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
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Jawaharlal Nehru’s precious legacy is being undermined daily, says Sonia Gandhi

At the relaunch of Shashi Tharoor’s book on Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi said those in power bent upon changing India for the worse.
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Shashi Tharoor’s article kicks up a new storm on Sabarimala, splits opinion

Historian Ramachandra Guha called Shashi Tharoor’s article for ThePrint ‘deeply disappointing’, but MP’s position was backed by ex-foreign secy Nirupama Rao.
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Why Sabarimala issue leaves instinctive liberals like me torn: Shashi Tharoor

Expecting BJP to fix Sabarimala is like hoping an arsonist will develop a better fire-extinguisher.
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Sorry Shashi Tharoor, you can’t give a clean chit to L.K. Advani in Ayodhya violence

If Advani was contrite after 1992, he should have worked towards resolving the temple issue, especially as the NDA-I strongman.


Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav during his 80th birthday celebrations in Lucknow | Nand Kumar/PTI

Four reasons why Mulayam Singh is angry with son Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam Singh’s criticism can weaken the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh and demoralise the party workers.

Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.


To bypass US sanctions, India & Russia work out rupee-rouble transfer for S-400 deal

Amid US sanctions against Russia, sources remain tight-lipped about the various modes of payment that are being pursued for the S-400 missile deal.
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Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.