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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Blog: 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.
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  • Opinion: 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.
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  • Blog: 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.
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  • Opinion: 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Opinion: Opposition Falling Into Every Trap PM Modi Is Setting For Them
    Yashwant Sinha
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the agenda for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and won. He is successfully setting the agenda for the 2019 elections too and succeeding, for the simple reason that the parties in opposition are falling into every trap he is setting for them.
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  • Opinion: How Tata Can Keep Its Hold on Jaguar Land Rover
    Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg
    Investors' concerns haven't fully dissipated, and that shows the problem with the sprawling Tata Group's structure.
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  • Blog: Why Modi 2019 Is Not Indira 1971
    Aunindyo Chakravarty
    There's no parallel between Indira Gandhi's wave election in 1971 and the coming Lok Sabha polls. Indira was riding on economic populism, Modi is trying to capitalise on anti-Pakistan nationalist fervour. Will war clouds on the western front help him tide over the bad news coming daily on the economic front? If he manages to pull it off, he would h...
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  • Blog: 'Source' Isn't A Dirty Word, It's How They're Handled
    Sunetra Choudhury
    If we didn't have unnamed sources, would we have discovered scandals like Watergate, and the Adarsh and Coalgate scams closer home? I learnt my lesson early on in my career and then built more reliable sources in CBI and other parts of the government that I reported on. Question is, will everyone else?
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  • Blog: When National Security Is Reduced To Chest-Size And Debate Is "Anti-National"
    Brinda Karat
    There is unanimity in supporting all government efforts to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar on the global terrorists' list. But what of the battle to win back the minds and hearts of the people of Kashmir? The five years under the Modi government have highlighted the spectacular failure to do so.
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  • Blog: Modi Has Pak On Back Foot, What Should Follow Now
    Aunindyo Chakravarty
    The subcontinent has been sitting on a nuclear powder-keg which has kept India and Pakistan from fighting full-scale conventional wars. It is essential that India act quickly to de-escalate the situation before things go out of control. After all, one of the key assumptions in traditional game theory is that all players are rational actors. In the ...
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  • Opinion: What Air Strikes Mean For Imran Khan - And India
    Sudheendra Kulkarni
    If Pulwama and its aftermath have any lesson for Pakistan, India and Kashmiri insurgents, it is this. The solution to the common problems the three entities face lies in just three words - Boli, Not Goli.
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  • Opinion: Modi Administration Changes India Handling Of Pak Decisively
    Swati Chaturvedi
    Make no mistake - as the Indian Air Force jets returned after destroying the biggest terror training camp of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakot inside Pakistan, a new strategic security doctrine has been unveiled by the Modi government. India and its security establishment have redrawn our red lines and thrown away so-called strategic r...
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