Missing leader. Muddled message. And a Congress that has conceded defeat without even the semblance of a fight
Mulayam Singh Yadav was once called the Little Napoleon of Uttar Pradesh. Is he headed for his political Waterloo? Ullekh NP in the SP supremo’s home terrain finds intimations of a fadeout
As the Odisha Chief Minister is all set for a fourth term, Ullekh NP, travelling across the state, finds out why one of India’s suavest politicians is the smartest as well
A new government means a new set of favourite bureaucrats. Who will stay on and who won’t?
Hard-edged nationalism and xenophobia of the 1930s are back in fashion in Europe, says British historian Frederick Taylor
The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate acquires a great communicator
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Let’s dress up the shirtless too
Is it payback time in the Hindi heartland?
Deal makers, king makers and wannabe kings are at play
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Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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 is the author of several books including the Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj (Bloomsbury)
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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