National Politics

Rao As Bharat Ratna


Narasimha Rao stands out as he was often not only denied his due but was subjected to undeserved calumny at the hands of partisan commentators.

Moribund I.N.D.I.A.

Mamata Banerjee offering just one seat to Congress

Come What May

How interesting can a race with one runner be?

Gandhi’s Soft Power

A combination of hard and soft power is often described as “smart power” and this, if applied judiciously, often delivers the best results

Winds of Change

Hemant Soren has so far ducked ED summons for questioning in a case relating to illegal mining and money laundering

Political Partisanship

Ahead of the ODI World Cup final in Ahmedabad, a number of opposition leaders seemed concerned that BJP would try and capitalise on India winning the championship

Rumble In BJD

Veteran BJD leader and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, setting off talk of whether the MP would switch sides to BJP.

Congress’ Double Fault

The Congress resolution failed to name Hamas as the aggressor and media in-charge Jairam Ramesh said the party supports the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people

No Face-Saver for China

India has refused to present China with any ‘face-saver’ to facilitate a quiet withdrawal

No Full Stops for Modi

Instead of giving himself what would have been a well-deserved break, Modi immediately attended public events that included a visit to BJP’s headquarters


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