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  • Blog: Sadhguru Called "Liar, <i>Bhakt</i>, Fraud". How He Reacted
    Tejas Mehta
    Has the level of discourse dropped so much that even respected, non-controversial figures can no longer be spared? Can't there be some measure of reason, maturity and restraint?
    Blog
  • Opinion: What Nitish Kumar Will Lose If He Switches Side To BJP
    Ashutosh
    Bihar represents Modi's unfinished agenda. And therefore, Modi would like to "successfully" lure Nitish for the fulfilment of his dream.
    Opinion
  • Blog: Finding Strength After My Daughter's Death, One Step At A Time
    Walking. It's so simple. It seemed impossible when my daughter was dying. For her, it was impossible. And so, in an inadvertent kind of camaraderie, I stopped walking, too.
    Blog
  • Opinion: BJP Has Given Bengal "<i>Supari</i>" To These 8 Stalwarts
    Derek O'Brien
    In Bengal, the BJP is a strange party. It lacks leaders, grassroots politicians and even effective spokespersons. It has outsourced its wicked and ghoulish pursuit of power to guns for hire.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Reading Modi's Many, Fervent Hugs For Netanyahu
    Mani Shankar Aiyar
    Can Israel be de-hyphenated from Palestine any more than Modi 2002 can be de-hyphenated from Modi 2017? The question is germane because even as Modi and his apologists try to distance Modi in domestic policy from the pogrom over which he loomed in Gujarat, so do Modi and his cohort try in foreign policy to project an Israel that is unrelated to the...
    Opinion
  • Blog: The Difficulty Of Covering PM Modi At G-20
    Sunetra Choudhury
    Apparently, right where we were at the G20 centre, PM Modi shook hands, got waved at and then held forth on some enthralling subject while POTUS Donald Trump just listened. Apparently, it was very interesting because not just POTUS, but other leaders gathered to listen to him too. If you're wondering why I say "apparently", it's because five other ...
    Blog
  • Opinion: Mamata <i>Didi</i>, Happy Poster Girl For Appeasement Politics
    Babul Supriyo
    Tale of two words it is - Class and Crass! Just swap the "L" with an "R" and you are falling a steep fall. And that's exactly the steep fall West Bengal is experiencing in the last six years under the leadership of the Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, and her party Trinamool Congress, which is shaking up and uprooting the s...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: When TV Anchors Become BJP Spokespersons To Spread Fake News
    Mahua Moitra
    The Goebbels doctrine - "Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth" -is also known to psychologists as "the illusion of truth". Under test conditions, people were more likely to rate statements as true when these statements were more familiar. Welcome to the BJP's nation-wide test lab, where the illusion of truth is crafted by swayamsevaks...
    Opinion
  • Blog: An Indian Moon
    Radhika Bordia
    I love the moon-talk in our land. Take, for instance, this very month - packed into one lunar cycle are three moon-rich concepts that allow us to revel in being Indian. I say Indian, not South Asian, for while we share a common civilization, our neighbouring countries have defined themselves in such a way that they have lost this easy ability to ac...
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  • Opinion: Hindus In Bengal Worry About Kashmir - Like Impact On Them
    Sandeep Mahapatra
    "What Bengal thinks/does today, India thinks/does 20 years hence" was the common refrain one used to hear not long ago, but the happenings in the recent years in the state have brought about an altogether different perception which can safely be paraphrased to say that "What Kashmir did to Hindus 20 years ago, West Bengal is doing now."
    Opinion
  • Blog: IIT Bombay Students Blog On Why Fee Hike Is Unacceptable
    There will be an extensive increase in non-tuition fee for all students on the campus starting with the autumn semester 2017-18. The new fee structure proposes an increase of 300% in Hostel Rent among other hikes.
    Blog
  • Opinion: Despite Drowning State, Mamata Signals "Don't Send Help"
    Tarun Vijay
    Trinamool would like the present situation to be presented as a Hindu-Muslim issue. It is not. It's only a matter of a failed state apparatus and assault by criminals with active help from across the border groups with state protection.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Arresting Us Will Not Stop Fight For Farmers In Mandsaur
    Subhashini Ali
    The government has started resorting to repressive measures. It is accusing the protesting farmers of acting at the behest of 'opium smugglers'.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Chinese Army Itching For Escalation With India. Beware
    Seshadri Chari
    The India-China standoff at the Northern tri-junction in Doklam (Donglang) area bordering Bhutan has brought divisions of the armies of the two countries face to face in one of the world's highest-altitude theatres.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Rumour Spreading Society (RSS) And BJP Playing With Fire
    Derek O'Brien
    The recent incident in North 24 Parganas district of Bengal is a case study on how a religious controversy is manufactured and promoted by the Rumour Spreading Society (RSS). Its affiliates join in for the political benefit of the BJP. The BJP has been trying to make inroads in Bengal. In 2014, it invested heavily in an expensive campaign in the st...
    Opinion

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