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Dhirendra K. Jha

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India
No Modi, Agrees BJP

As the BJP surrenders to Nitish Kumar’s demand that Narendra Modi and Varun Gandhi be kept away from Bihar’s electoral arena, the implications.

23 July 2010
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India
Yellow Card for Karat

How Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee blew his top at a Politburo meeting, and how Prakash Karat was served an unprecedented warning by his party.

08 July 2010
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India
The Good, the Bad and the Difficult

The Congress’ bold new gameplan to win UP and Bihar polls involves setting up ‘third front’ alternatives to dominant regional parties in these states.

01 July 2010
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India
Comrade vs Comrade

The dice is loaded in favour of the Kerala faction of the CPM in its stand-off with the Bengal unit. Yet, this marks the Marxist party’s most bitter internal divide yet.

18 June 2010
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India
Karat to Face His Party’s Music

An extended meeting of the CPM’s Central Committee in August is expected to call him to account for overstepping the party’s political line.

04 June 2010
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India
Troubled at Home

India’s Home Minister is getting it from all sides. If the Maoist menace is not a headache enough, he’s got critics on his back, angry colleagues, and even jealous vibes within the Congress to fend off.

20 May 2010
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India
‘PM, Chidambaram: Law unto Themselves’

Amaresh Mishra, handpicked by Digvijaya Singh to lead Congress’ anti-communal front, has accused Manmohan Singh and P Chidambaram of creating a ‘mindset of terror’ in the party.

28 April 2010
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India
Congress in an Honorary Quandary

At Aligarh Muslim University, which wants to confer honorary doctorates on Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, the Congress is caught in a bind of its own making.

22 April 2010
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India
Downsizing Manmohan

As the Sonia Gandhi chaired National Advisory Council resurfaces, India’s Prime Minister finds his policy formulation space suddenly cramped.

08 April 2010
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India
Maya Plays with Fire

The BSP leader’s latest effort to woo Muslims as part of her new electoral formula is raising the communal temperature in UP.

24 March 2010

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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