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  • Opinion: 10 Tips For Mumbai, With Love From Kolkata
    Derek O'Brien
    Following the municipal elections in Maharashtra, particularly in Mumbai, I've been struck by the cynicism and apathy in the media and even among politicians. They appear convinced that our cities are irredeemable and nothing can be done to rescue them.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: My Transgender 7-Year-Old Has A Message For Donald Trump
    Jen Aulwes, The Washington Post
    Last spring, when I heard Donald Trump say that Caitlyn Jenner could use whatever bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower, I breathed a sigh of relief. There weren't many things Trump and I agreed on, but this was one. Surely, I hoped, if he became president, he would extend the same courtesy to my 7-year-old daughter, Henry.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Rahul Gandhi, It's Time To Move
    Ashutosh
    "In a war, it is not possible to vacillate or to be weak or to play the role of Hamlet. One has to be really ruthless if the need arises. I am ruthless for what I think. The difficulty is I move. These people remain static...Circumstances, experiences challenge me and change me. I am no longer the same person."
    Opinion
  • Opinion: BJP's Huge Win Means It Will Also Inherit The Congress' Curse
    Mihir Swarup Sharma
    Essentially, the BJP is the new Congress. And, in many words, terrible as this is for the Congress, it's not great news for the BJP either.
    Opinion
  • Blog: 10 Big Points From Mumbai Result Like Aaditya's Appeal, Fadnavis Factor
    Tejas Mehta
    Spin doctors can take it easy. Look at it upar se or neeche se. Or look at it straight in the eye. There is only one conclusion after the results of Mumbai's civic body elections: it's an absolutely stunning and staggering saffron sweep.
    Blog
  • Opinion: Devendra Fadnavis And The Art Of Winning Mumbai
    Rana Ayyub
    Nagpur boy Devendra Fadnavis and his one-time political rival and union Minister Nitin Gadkari have managed to retain Maharashtra for the BJP.
    Opinion
  • Blog: How BJP Has Recovered From Phase 1 in UP
    IP Bajpai
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi suddenly declared last week in Kannauj that potatoes (along with onions) would be entitled to a guaranteed minimum support price, which means farmers won't be left at the mercy of the mandis.
    Blog
  • Blog: I Am A Professor. This Is How I Was Beaten Up At Ramjas
    Prasanta Chakravarty
    The college was a war-zone yesterday. So many people were roughed up, beaten. Bottles were thrown, there was complete chaos. All this went on till late in the night. It looked like a battleground.
    Blog
  • Opinion: The Straight Arrow, Brilliant Economist
    Jean Dreze
    Kenneth Arrow was among the rarest of rare economists - exceptionally brilliant, learned, gentle and public-spirited. His departure from this world earlier this week, at the handsome age of 95, was a huge loss not only for the economics profession but for all of us.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Ambani's Next 100 Million Jio Customers Won't Be As Easy
    Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Gadfly
    If Ambani can double the number of subscribers, and get at least $4 from each of them, investors who endured seven lean years will get a decent harvest.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Sex Crime Against Kerala Actor Shows Disturbing Trends
    Brinda Karat
    The present case highlights the utter degeneration of basic values. The rate of crimes against women in Kerala has been on the rise and has crossed the national average.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: I Didn't Think I'd Ever Leave The CIA. But Because Of Trump, I Quit.
    Edward Price, The Washington Post
    Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency. Among his many concerns was that others would never believe I had resigned from the agency when I sought my next job. "Once CIA, always CIA," he said. But that didn't give me pause. This wouldn't be just my first real job, I thought t...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Mehbooba Is Kashmir's Big Disappointment
    Mani Shankar Aiyar
    The terrible summer months of last year seem to have taught no lessons to either Modi or Mehbooba. That they have taught no lessons to Modi is understandable: he has long been past any learning. But it is heart-breaking that Mehbooba, who was looked upon as a kind of mother-figure till she fell into the trap set by Modi, has lost much of her credib...
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  • Opinion: Modi<i>ji</i>, This Is Not The Language Of A <i>Vikas Purush</i>
    Rana Ayyub
    This is 2017 and as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's followers insist, we "liberals" remain stuck on his alleged role in 2002 and not his development agenda. One can agree that the allegations have grains of truth in it. But every time, we the liberals try to focus on the work done by the NDA government or hear Modi speak about the welfare of UP, he ...
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  • Opinion: In Chennai, Sasikala Is Viscerally Unpopular
    Andrew Whitehead
    There is a deep anger about the degrading of Tamil political life, where personality trumps policy and the pursuit of power (and personal wealth) blots out serious discussion of how to govern better. And this is more than simply the standard middle-class disdain for "vulgar" politics.
    Opinion

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