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His ‘Kashmiriyat’ comment could work against him, if BJP history is anything to go by.
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He’s escaped the three-year itch that afflicted Indira and Rajiv Gandhi.
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First provoke, then retract.
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"My health is fine but the health of Parliament is not. I feel like resigning."
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Kashmir can be turned into India's crowning achievement, worthy of a great people. But it will take some fresh thinking. After 70 years of failed policies, three wars with Pakistan, and more than 40,0...
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Recently, Amar Singh, a once-flamboyant politician who is now lying low, dropped a bomb in his usual style, saying, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to propose Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's name for the next President of India." While no one takes Singh very seriously, his comment comes at a time when speculation about Pranab Mukherjee's successor is heating up.
The sudden brouhaha created by the Narendra Modi-led NDA on the AgustaWestland pay-offs, and the targeting of the Gandhi family, only manifests the ruling government's inherent failures and abysmal performance track-record on multiple fronts over the past two years in power. But there are several unanswered questions that need to be immediately addressed, because, paradoxically enough, the finger of suspicion points towards the party with the lotus symbol.
Who knew Priyanka Gandhi was just like us? You know, the kind who would have nightmares about paying rent on time? After all, she hails from one of the country's most powerful political families and i...
"I dream of a day,” prime minister Manmohan Singh said in 2007 , “while retaining our respective national identities, one can have breakfast in Amritsar, lunch in Lahore and dinner in Kabul. That is h...
Mr Modi is at his best a crusader, and Atalji a philosopher, a Zen monk. As a crusader, Mr Modi has single-handedly fought against a nation-wide ostracisation campaign led by the media, intellectuals and politicians for almost a decade, for still-debatable, uncomfortable and hard-to-gloss-over reasons. But finally he rose like a phoenix, riding on the wave of development/Hindutva and made his way to 7 Race Course Road. But, the problem is that he is still in the crusader mode.
NEW DELHI -- Ashok Tandon, media advisor to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and singer Anup Jalota are among the four persons that have been cleared as part-time members to the Prasar Bhar...
Yesterday NDTV had invited me to participate in a debate on the 40th anniversary of the Emergency. Before proceeding to the studio in Mumbai's Lower Parel, I took a stroll along Marine Drive with my two nephews, both in their early 20s and both bright and tech-savvy. I asked them why this year's June 25 was significant. They didn't know. I felt sad.
This article is from Open Magazine. By Omkar Khandekar My first brush with political deification was on 17 November 2012, when Balasaheb Thackeray, the Shiv Sena supremo, succumbed to a cardiac arres...
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on Friday. One of the tallest leaders of independent India, Vajpayee had a long and ev...