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  • 5 Pointers On Modi vs Opposition And Why He's Ahead
    Krishan Partap Singh
    Is this going to be another election dominated by the aura of Narendra Modi's personality or will it be more a state-by-state result determined by the localised strengths of regional parties?
    Opinion
  • Can Priyanka Gandhi Damage The BJP? Yes - This Is How
    Ashutosh
    Priyanka Gandhi's entry has given a new dimension to the electoral battle in UP. Now the battle seems to have turned triangular. It is expected that this will split anti-BJP votes and will finally benefit Modi, but one should not hasten to any conclusion.
    Opinion
  • Manohar Parrikar Kept Going Because He Was A Workaholic
    Tejas Mehta
    India has seen many successful leaders who have, individually or for their parties, won election after election. There are others who have been admired and cherished by their people. Few have been blessed with both. That is why Parrikar stood a class apart from most politicians of his generation.
    Blog
  • Take A Bow, Ericsson, In How You Handled Anil Ambani Case
    Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg
    To see just how badly they have bungled RCom, consider the stinging rebuke the lenders received from an appeals judge at India's bankruptcy tribunal last week:
    Opinion
  • Rahul-Priyanka Can Afford To Ignore UP. Look At The Numbers
    Aunindyo Chakravarty
    The truth is that Priyanka and Rahul are wasted on UP. The Congress needs about 120-130 seats to be able to lead a multi-party coalition government at the centre. And it doesn't need UP for that.
    Blog
  • "<i>Chowkidar</i>" Shows Rahul May Just Have Outwitted Modi
    Mihir Swarup Sharma
    Now we have the dubious pleasure of discovering that every union minister and also every noxious right-wing troll has added "Chowkidar" to their Twitter handle, making for a truly ridiculous timeline - if, that is, you are foolish enough to follow many of them.
    Opinion
  • My Child's School Was In Lockdown In Christchurch
    Radhika Naidu
    That moment, when I looked down into my phone to read the text that had just popped up, is still frozen in my head - "All Chch schools are on lockdown, do not come to school" instructed the automatically generated message from a short code.
    Blog
  • Priyanka's Handling Of UP So Far Should Worry Congress
    Swati Chaturvedi
    While the BJP is fighting to win, the latest thrill of the Congress party is that PGV has finally tweeted. Someone please remind them an election needs to be fought.
    Opinion
  • Best Way To Deal With China? Befriend Pakistan
    Sudheendra Kulkarni
    This unending antagonism is giving opportunistic rulers in Beijing an opportunity to side with Pakistan against India on an issue as important as terrorism, even though China itself has declared in numerous documents that terrorism cannot be tolerated anywhere and in any form. But if Beijing wants to continue acting in an untrustworthy manner, ther...
    Opinion
  • Why I Tweeted The Opposition Is Failing Itself - By Yashwant Sinha
    Yashwant Sinha
    The message that the BJP is sending is loud and clear - it has swallowed its pride, forgotten the humiliations of the past, is prepared to make sacrifices in order to win the forthcoming elections at any cost.
    Opinion
  • In Western UP, "Modi-<i>ji</i>" Triumphs Over Public Anger, Ifs And Buts
    IP Bajpai
    If the BJP holds its ground here, then it is back with a bang; a minor slip and the party can still cobble together a coalition with support from outside the NDA as it stands; a big drop and the BJP could be staring at a bleak future.
    Blog
  • Rahul Gandhi's Leadership Flounders, Congress In Stupor
    Swati Chaturvedi
    The endemic infighting in the Congress in Maharashtra, Haryana, Delhi and Punjab seems to be a reality check on Gandhi's abilities as a leader who can hold his party together.
    Opinion
  • Opinion Polls Show Modi Ahead  But Not Because of Balakot
    Aunindyo Chakravarty
    The three opinion polls that ran on TV channels yesterday said that the NDA will be within striking distance of a majority. However, the numbers were not significantly different from the polls done in January before the airstrikes inside Pakistan.
    Blog
  • In Talks with Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal's Big Mistake
    Ashutosh
    The Congress finds Kejriwal and AAP too maverick and volatile. In private, Congress leaders confess it is very difficult to handle Arvind Kejriwal and his party. For them, AAP is too unpredictable and does not move like a traditional party. The Congress is especially apprehensive of Kejriwal. Across the political spectrum, Kejriwal suffers from a c...
    Opinion
  • Amit Shah's <i>Gathbandhan</i> Game Is On Point. Congress, Please Note
    Swati Chaturvedi
    Shah has told his team that "no insult is permanent in politics - only winning is", as he firms up his NDA contingent.
    Opinion

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