Rahul Gandhi's Image Makeover With Push Ups

Rahul Gandhi's Image Makeover With Push Ups

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Saturday March 06, 2021

It is said that one must always pursue one's passion. Mine is to watch cookery videos on YouTube. That is exactly what I was doing one lazy afternoon last month when I chanced upon a video from one of my favourite YouTube channels, called "Village Cooking Channel". Usually, it shows a team of men from rural Tamil Nadu cooking up mountains of food. This one showed them...

Dear G-23: An Open Letter By Salman Khurshid

Dear G-23: An Open Letter By Salman Khurshid

Salman Khurshid | Wednesday March 03, 2021

There are two ways of spending these dark moments: to count our blessings and the moments of joy and comfort our party has given us, or to whine about what we did not receive.

Adityanath's Growing Campaign To Be Seen As Successor To Modi

Adityanath's Growing Campaign To Be Seen As Successor To Modi

Ashutosh | Wednesday March 03, 2021

Will Yogi Adityanath succeed Narendra Modi as the supreme leader of the BJP and of the government? This question may seem premature, but it's certainly doing the rounds in the ruling party, and outside.

Rahul Gandhi vs G-23 Is Really What It's About. And India Doesn't Care

Rahul Gandhi vs G-23 Is Really What It's About. And India Doesn't Care

Vir Sanghvi | Tuesday March 02, 2021

Hello and welcome to Episode 203 (or is it Episode 406?) of the Congress's civil war. Like some long-running serial that began with a flurry of excitement but has now settled down to daytime monotony, the Congress's version of "The Bald And The Boring" does attempt to deliver neardaily new twists. But nobody cares.

Away From Bezos Vs Ambani, A Startup Is Changing Indian Retail

Away From Bezos Vs Ambani, A Startup Is Changing Indian Retail

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Tuesday March 02, 2021

A bruising battle for supremacy between two of the world's richest men is hogging the limelight, but the silent changes in India's retail landscape deserve equal attention.

Mamata Banerjee Needs B-Team To Stop Modi

Mamata Banerjee Needs B-Team To Stop Modi

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Monday March 01, 2021

Mamata believed this underhand deal kept the Congress from reaching the critical mass of votes needed to topple the Left. Now, with the BJP threatening to acquire the necessary critical mass that could unseat her, Didi desperately needs a B-team of her own.

Proud To Fail The Standards Of New Patriotism - by Yashwant Sinha

Proud To Fail The Standards Of New Patriotism - by Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha | Monday March 01, 2021

If raising national security issues for electoral gains is patriotic, how is it unpatriotic to raise doubts about the failures of the government on the national security front?

The Absolutely Justifiable Renaming Of Stadium After PM Modi

The Absolutely Justifiable Renaming Of Stadium After PM Modi

Mukul Kesavan | Friday February 26, 2021

To make room for Narendra Modi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was taken off the marquee and given the important supporting role of naming the sports enclave in which the stadium is set. There is a nice metaphor in that: Sardar Patel as the setting for the solitaire that is Modi, the Loh Purush as warm-up act for Non-Stick Narendra.

Avni The Tigress Was Shot Dead. Supreme Court Says Rules Were Followed

Avni The Tigress Was Shot Dead. Supreme Court Says Rules Were Followed

Swati Thiyagarajan | Friday February 26, 2021

A contempt petition filed in the Supreme Court by animal rights activist Sunita Dongre was withdrawn by her after the court declared it invalid today and stated that the killing of tigress Avni was carried out as per court orders as she was a maneater.

Modi Government's Strategy On Farmers Appears To Be Working

Modi Government's Strategy On Farmers Appears To Be Working

Ashutosh | Monday February 22, 2021

What farmers need to do now is get the government to re-engage with them. That can happen only if their numbers at protest sites builds.

Modi's Plan To Make A Singapore In Gujarat Falls Flat

Modi's Plan To Make A Singapore In Gujarat Falls Flat

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Monday February 22, 2021

When Singapore set up an international financial hub in the late 1960s, the city-state was thinking both fast and slow - seizing an immediate opportunity, and opening a path to long-term economic development.

Just Who Is Spoiling India's Image? A View From The US

Just Who Is Spoiling India's Image? A View From The US

Rajmohan Gandhi | Monday February 22, 2021

This has not been the best season for New Delhi's "chhavi" managers. Just when freak late-winter storms shook much of the U.S., stories and pictures of Disha Ravi's arrest began to trouble America's significant pro-India community. As one large U.S. network, NBC News, puts it, "A 22-year-old climate activist has emerged as a symbol of the Indian government's crackdown...

BJP Breaks Age-Limit-75 Rules For Metroman - by Yashwant Sinha

BJP Breaks Age-Limit-75 Rules For Metroman - by Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha | Monday February 22, 2021

The 75-year rule was not made by the BJP through any institutional process. It was the result of one man's fiat. And at that time, it was the easiest way to retire a lot of senior people who might have been thorns in the flesh of the new rulers, or at least been inconvenient to them. The rule can be easily dispensed with, now that its purpose has been served. After al...

Jat Farmer Anger Could In Fact Help Modi, Not Hurt Him

Jat Farmer Anger Could In Fact Help Modi, Not Hurt Him

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Friday February 19, 2021

Punjab has shown the BJP what it thinks of the new farm laws - the party has been routed in municipal elections in the state, losing even in the pockets where it has sitting MLAs. And, remember, these are urban elections. Rural Punjab, which is more directly affected by the farm laws, is likely to be even angrier.

Google And Facebook Lose A Battle To Win The War

Google And Facebook Lose A Battle To Win The War

David Fickling, Bloomberg | Thursday February 18, 2021

When prospectors made what was the biggest oil discovery in history at Texas' Spindletop well in 1901, the world's premier oil monopolist was absent from the scene. Standard Oil Co., a decade away from being split up in an antitrust suit, was content to sit back and let smaller local rivals establish themselves.