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Bhupendra Patel: The New ‘Dada’ of Gujarat

AS THE SEVENTEENTH chief minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel is the first person hailing from

The Problem with the Illiberal Label

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, came and passed rather uneventfully, much like any other day of the

Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund: ISI’s Man in Kabul

There are two Taliban leaders from Kandahar with the same name: Mullah Mohammad Hassan. Both

An Indian August at the UNSC

OUR MAN AT the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, was not very convinced when I told

Sidharth Shukla (1980-2021): The Family Man

“Don’t become their version of you. Be your version of yourself.” Reality TV shows are

Hope in Numbers

IF ANY PROOF of India’s economic resilience were needed, the quarterly output data released on

Syed Ali Shah Geelani (1929-2021): The Hardliner

IN 2008, SYED Ali Shah Geelani, the fountainhead of secessionism in Kashmir, addressed a group

The Politics of Caste Census

THERE HAS TO be something special about an issue that bitter rivals like Bihar Chief

An Unlikely Rockstar: Charlie Watts (1941-2021)

ONE MAY NOT have heard of Charlie Watts, but it would be impossible to have

The Cautious Indian Condition

FINANCE MINISTER NIRMALA Sitharaman unveiled a national monetisation plan which would bring in `6 lakh


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