Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

The importance of being Rajnath Singh

In a party where everybody is virtually a nobody save for the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and the Bharatiya Janata Party chief, Amit Shah, the Union home minister, Rajnath Singh, seems to be gettin...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 11.02.20

Nitish caught between master & Deendayal

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday quipped “janata maalik hai (the public is the master)”, asked about the Aam Aadmi Party’s resounding victory in the Delhi Assembly elections.He then ...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 30.10.18

Rahul support for Ilaiah

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has criticised an attempt by a Delhi University academic body to drop three books by academic Kancha Ilaiah from the syllabus, calling it a part of the RSS’s design t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.10.18

BJP sniffs ‘Ayodhya of south’ in Sabarimala

BJP president Amit Shah said in Kerala on Saturday that courts should not pass orders that hit faith, wading into the Sabarimala standoff amid claims that his party had homed in on a potential “Ayod...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.18

Jinnah's politics of language, now in India

One of the joys of reading old newspapers on microfilm is the serendipitous discoveries one makes. Looking for reports on Gandhi’s stay in Calcutta in August-September 1947, I came across a remarkab...
By Ramachandra Guha


Books  /  Published 15.11.19

Icons of the Indian Right

Ever since the 2014 general elections, especially after the 2019 victory of the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, there is a perception that India is shifting rather swiftly towards the Right ...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

India  /  Published 10.12.18

Urjit ammo for House battle

The shocking resignation of Reserve Bank of India governor Urijit Patel on Monday handed additional ammunition to the Congress, which had planned to corner the Narendra Modi government in the winter s...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.11.19

Babri a mosque for us: Madani

Irrespective of which way the Ayodhya verdict will go, the Babri Masjid will remain a mosque as per Shariah law “till the end of time”, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) president Arshad Madani said on We...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.12.18

Rahul takes bull of faith by its horns

Any Indian who understands the true meaning of “our religion” is a threat to the RSS and the BJP, which only want to use Hindus for their political project, Rahul Gandhi has said.In an interview t...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.10.19

Threat to pension net for low-paid workers

A proposed law on social security for workers has diluted a provision for additional contribution by the central government to the pension for low-paid employees, drawing criticism from the RSS-affili...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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