The Pioneer

What is the Cong-JD(S) Destabilising All About?

Who would have thought that the 2019 elections would be a desperate lunge for political posturing before survival with major national parties squabbling over Karnataka yet again, engaging in horse-trading, indulging in allegations and counter-allegations of poaching from each other’s

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Economic Doldrums

The biggest hurdle in Modi’s prospects for re-election is the precarious economy with dented consumer sentiment The problem with looking at numbers in isolation is that they tend to be very misleading. That holds true in sports, in the stock

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The Bua-Bhatija dare

SP, BSP are in sync with the number game, making Uttar Pradesh a three-cornered fight by isolating Congress If anybody had any doubt about the absurdness or the incompatibility of the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samajwadi Party (SP-BSP) alliance, then their leaders did some

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Quota bomb

The new Bill has opened a Pandora’s box. Can the Opposition wrest the pre-poll narrative from the BJP yet? Clearly, the Opposition has been stumped by the BJP’s googly in the form of the quota Bill for economically weaker classes, which is

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Lameduck CBI

Everybody has a takeaway from the Supreme Court ruling reinstating agency chief Alok Verma The Supreme Court’s reinstatement of CBI director Alok Verma is a mixed bag and not quite the rap on the knuckles of the government as is being

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About Quota

The aftermath of the Mandal Commission report recommendations being implemented in India was to transform society in this country, and while it could never reverse the millennia of caste discrimination, it was believed at that time that the correct thing

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A toast to Test

Winning a series in Australia is not just about making history but about shaping the future of the Indian sporting mind After independence, this was India’s first real liberating moment in cricketing history when the tame rain-fed draw of the

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Parliament pandemonium

When the 16th Lok Sabha was sworn in under just five years ago, the India electorate had delivered a stunning majority to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Opposition parties were shattered with the principal one, the Indian National Congress, reduced to just

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Aerial warfare

For a plane that is yet to fire a shot in anger, the Rafale has shredded the BJP’s defence The controversy over a deal that the Narendra Modi Government struck with French plane maker Dassault Aviation to acquire 36 Rafale

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Have a little faith

The legion of Ayyappa seekers would just grow stronger with women. Without them, his aura gets reduced to a cult obsession   One wonders if the two women in their early 40s, walking into the Sabarimala shrine in the wee hours of Wednesday

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