A L I Chougule

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah

Delhi exit polls: BJP needs a new strategy

For nearly two months now, Delhi has been the centre-stage of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). More specifically, Sh...Read More

Budget: Long in duration, short on reforms

Budget: Long in duration, short on reforms

Between the previous budget presented on July 5 and the latest on February 1, the finance minister announced a series of incentives for t...Read More

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The changing face of student protests

India’s post-Independence political history is marked with major political mobilisations that originally started as student or youth move...Read More

Arvind Kejriwal

Capital fight: Can AAP win Delhi again?

Good governance and delivery of basic services skews triangular contest towards AAP

Economy too fragile for disruptive agenda

Economy too fragile for disruptive agenda

But the government seems unfazed by the stir that has seen wide participation of people across the country.

Year-end high for the Opposition

Year-end high for the Opposition

A focus on local issues by the Opposition, consolidation of the tribal community against the BJP government’s rule and an alliance betwee...Read More

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Unremitting divisive agenda backfires

It is a matter of debate whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be called an authoritarian; his critics believe that Modi is an authori...Read More

Nagging worry for largest minority community

Nagging worry for largest minority community

If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end,” said Bayard Rustin, a civil rights acti...Read More

Why do some believe in instant justice

Why do some believe in instant justice

But the killing of the suspects in an encounter led to a collective outburst of joy and celebration for many people, including politician...Read More

Economy sliding, market rising: What explains the dichotomy?

Economy sliding, market rising: What explains the dichotomy?

In the post-noon trade on Monday, the equity market scaled a new all-time high of 40,889 on the Sensex and the Nifty, after breaking its ...Read More

Why did Shiv Sena snap ties with ideological ally BJP?

Why did Shiv Sena snap ties with ideological ally BJP?

Unlike in Haryana where the BJP-led NDA alliance was in a minority, the verdict in Maharashtra was quite unambiguous after the election r...Read More

Ayodhya: Was faith given precedence over rule of law?

Ayodhya: Was faith given precedence over rule of law?

Muslims, on the other hand, have been compensated with five acres of land at an alternative site in Ayodhya for building a mosque.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) waves as he leaves the Conservative Party headquarters in London. Britain goes to the polls on December 12 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election.

Brexit: Will election end deadlock?

Brexit delayed, again; new elections called, again: the routine continues, making people wonder when this merry-go-round will stop. Two y...Read More

Elections decoded: Revival of the opposition

Elections decoded: Revival of the opposition

When almost every exit poll in Maharashtra and Haryana predicted a cakewalk for the BJP, it was in line with the general pre-poll expecta...Read More

Reality check: LIC, lender of last resort to government?

Reality check: LIC, lender of last resort to government?

The statement was in response to news circulating on various social media platforms, as well as in mainstream media, about the alleged er...Read More

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Economic slowdown: No veil, projections say it all

Just about six months ago, as India was gearing up for general elections, we heard two narratives on Indian economy. The Opposition, thou...Read More

NRC, CAB, a continuum of BJP’s majoritarian project

NRC, CAB, a continuum of BJP’s majoritarian project

After the publication of the much-anticipated National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam on August 31, the process which was expected ...Read More

With a month to go, Brexit deal and 10 Downing Street stay in turmoil

With a month to go, Brexit deal and 10 Downing Street stay in turmoil

Once in a long time, a nation’s whole mood changes and the unthinkable becomes thinkable. Britain experienced such a moment in 1940 when ...Read More

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Big cut, but will it kickstart the economy?

Faced with rising criticism on deepening economic slowdown, falling GDP growth over last eight quarters and pessimism in corporate India ...Read More

Slowdown: Listen to sane voices

Slowdown: Listen to sane voices

With the BJP winning 282 seats out of 543, the biggest government mandate in three decades, investors welcomed the decisive victory for M...Read More

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