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A mimicry that has gone too far

The ‘announcement’ by Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, setting up the first ‘Hindu Court’ in the country to make decisions on…
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The spoilsports of 2018 election

The emergence of a radical maverick organisation as a political force in western Madhya Pradesh has worried both the BJP…
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Combination polls: A dream that sours

With Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat virtually ruling out the holding of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the…
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‘The brightest jewel in the Indian crown’

Sumitra Mahajan The shining star on the horizon of Indian politics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has bid adieu to us today.…
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When Atal ji asked me to wait and watch

Dinesh Akula From 1996 to 2004, I attended dozens of public meetings and press conferences of the former Prime Minister…
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I will miss Atal ji immensely: LK Advani

After the nation lost an iconic leader at 5.05pm on Thursday, senior BJP leader LK Advani expressed his love for…
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Why it’s important to talk about the attack on Umar Khalid

New Delhi: Since Monday afternoon, every time you click on a news website or switch to a news channel, the name…
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The writer who showed us the mirror

R Parasuram My initiation into the world of V S Naipaul was through India a Wounded Civilisation (1977), the second…
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Now, Article 35 looks more untenable

The dictionary defines ‘defamation’ as an act of harming someone’s reputation by saying or writing bad things about that person.…
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Lessons from Jantar Mantar

Amitabh Behar The National Green Tribunal in October 2017, responding to a plea by Varun Seth, banned protests and demonstrations…