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POLITICAL PERAMBULATION

Forget the chemistry or lack of it between the BJP and its allies, it’s the mathematics that’s vital BJP president Amit Shah‘s outreach to National Democratic Alliance allies is gathering pace. Having already met Ram Vilas Paswan earlier this week and

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Plastic Waste: Slowly Choking the Planet

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a major problem for which we are paying a lot. It is not that we do not know what to do with plastic waste that’s slowly choking the planet. It is about changing our

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GE 2019: THE GREAT GAMBLE (Rest of India Vs Modi-Shah)

By-poll results show the Opposition knows what it’s doing; the question is, how will the BJP respond? At the apogee of the Narendra Modi wave a couple of years ago, BJP president Amit Shah, having settled the party hierarchy and got the

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FLY HIGH, AIR INDIA

The national airline is part of modern India’s heritage and must not be sold for a few pieces of silver Air India is probably one of the most potent and iconic symbols of contemporary India. Generations have grown up admiring its

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RIGHT TO RETURN

India has a civilizational duty to be a place of refuge for the minority cultural communities of South Asia Is it feasible, or even possible, to provide refugees the epistemological comforts of home in a land of refuge? That has

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STORM IN A TEACUP

Neo Luddites must end the ill-conceived campaign against EVMs; EC must stay the course Once again, the usual suspects have begun an illogical and, frankly, Luddite campaign against the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Indian elections. The latest round

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GROWTH WITH CHANGE

After four years it can be said that Modi‘s leadership has been truly transformational For most elected Governments, anti-incumbency usually sets in by the time the regime crosses the half-way mark. But at the end of four years in office, it

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PERMUTATIONS ANEW

Let’s look at the State-wise index of Opposition unity/disunity in the wake of signals from Bangalore The galaxy of leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony of JDS’s HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at the head of a coalition

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LIVING ON A PRAYER

Delhi Archbishop urges the faithful to pray for BJP’s defeat. Good, it ends the hypocrisy Former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani, when he campaigned through the 1980s and 1990s on the issue of pseudo secularism, would point out that

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SHIFTING SANDS

Modi-Putin summit is more evidence of New Delhi showing alacrity in responding to global power play’ The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, welcomed warmly by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Sochi for an informal bilateral summit on Monday, leads

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