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  • Blog: Once, Bollywood Fought For What Was Right. Wonder What Stops Them Now
    Rohit Khilnani
    When I met Aamir, he narrated an incident in the history of Mumbai and shared details of an incident when actors and filmmakers united for a cause
    Entertainment
  • Opinion: Modi's Blatant Attempt To Communalize A State - By Mani Shankar Aiyar
    Mani Shankar Aiyar
    While the nation's attention has been riveted on the Modi-Shah shenanigans in Karnataka, inadequate attention has been paid to the excesses they are committing at the other end of the country in the North-East where a massive public agitation has been spurred by the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act of 1955 aimed, in effect, at providing no...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Modi Government's 2 New Dangerous Proposals - By Yashwant Sinha
    Yashwant Sinha
    In my blog dated April 28, 2018, I had pointed out that the government was planning to introduce a chip in TV setup boxes to ostensibly monitor viewer preferences while watching TV programs. I had pointed out that this could also be a sinister design to invade the privacy of our homes and collect information about us without our knowledge or consen...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: How Elon Musk Became An Inequality Machine
    That would be Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the serial corporate founder, rocket entrepreneur, would-be colonizer of distant planets, variously toiling to save humanity and, as summarized by Steven Mufson in these pages, "tireless salesman and visionary" - to which we should now add "shameless old-style corporate grabber."
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Yawning Deficits to World-Beating Growth In PM Modi's 4 Years
    Vrishti Beniwal, Bloomberg
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes four years in office on May 26. He's used the time to give India its biggest tax reform, overhauled a century-old bankruptcy law, revived stalled projects and got the World Bank to say Asia's No. 3 economy is a much better place to do business.
    Opinion
  • Blog: Hi Ministers, My Response To Your #FitnessChallenge
    Sunetra Choudhury
    As my timeline explodes with the adrenaline from all the weights that are being lifted and push-ups being thrust by the bold and the beautiful, I think back to the time when the first International Yoga Day was marked in 2015. At that time, I'd reported on all the government excitement and build-up; afterwards, I was in Istanbul for a break when I ...
    Blog
  • Opinion: Amit Shah's Double Whammy In Karnataka Is Very Consequential
    Swati Chaturvedi
    Amit Shah did the impossible yesterday: he got the entire spectrum of opposition together, indulging in a public display of affection and unity at the swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: WhatsApp Messages Show Opposition Unity Being Taken Seriously
    Ashutosh
    The opposition has just shown a semblance of unity at the swearing in ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy. It has miles to go before it crystallises into some kind of a formal structure. But Hindutva supporters are already jittery. Their reaction on social media is unprintable. They are bitter, angry and resorting to all kinds of abuses.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Karnataka Today, Kairana Next Week - By Mani Shankar Aiyar
    Mani Shankar Aiyar
    A humble (but not humbled) Congress, in the congenial company of a broad alliance holding aloft the Idea of India, will, a year from now, stop the perverse rise of an alternative Idea of India that we have witnessed since 2014, notwithstanding the obvious truth that well over two-thirds of all Indians have never wished to have anything to do with t...
    Opinion
  • Blog: How I Realized I Was Gay And Why I'm Fighting 377 - By An IIT Grad
    Anurag Kalia
    I have started an LGBT support group in IIT Roorkee. I have come to empathize with Hijras and give them smiles along with money. I have hung a rainbow LGBT flag in my cubicle. Yet, after all this, the split second before saying I am gay never goes away.
    Blog
  • Opinion: China Is Pakistan's "Iron Friend," But This Isn't What Friends Do
    Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg
    We're about two months away from elections in Pakistan -- elections that are almost certain to be shrouded in controversy, one way or another. And, worryingly for Pakistan, it appears that the economy is weakening, just in time for the instability that might follow from the country's turbulent politics.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Stop Making Karnataka Out To Be Big Blow For BJP
    Chandan Mitra
    The BJP acted in accordance with constitutional propriety and quit office when it failed to gather the required numbers. Whether it attempted horse-trading is a matter of conjecture and, in any case, the Congress-JD(S) combine too pulled out all stops to hold its MLAs captive and even procure some more.
    Opinion
  • Blog: BJP, Stung And Bitter, Will Try To Exact Revenge In Karnataka
    IP Bajpai
    For the BJP, all is not lost. Those who discount the Modi effect do it at their peril. He remains a very potent campaigner and can lift the party and its votes considerably. The BJP has five months to throw more goodies at the electorate including the universal medical policy before the tournament begins in Central India in November.
    Blog
  • Opinion: India For Sale? What Karnataka Has Flagged For Us
    Dorab R Sopariwala
    The Karnataka episode is over - at least for the time being. We can blame the BJP, Governor Vajubhai Vala and B S Yeddyurappa. But that is not fair. Governors have been disgracing themselves for years - and with increasing frequency. We have been going down this slippery slope for at least the past 50 years where Governors are partisan, bend rules,...
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Modi's Future Seemed Secure. Then Karnataka Happened
    Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg
    As a politician, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is distinguished by his relentlessness. Every vote, every constituency, every election matters.
    Opinion

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