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Irony of history: From Angrez-mukt in 1942 to Congress-mukt in 2017

(Aug 9 is the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Day) By Amulya Ganguli, On August 31, 1942, Lord Linlithgow wrote to Winston Churchill: "I am...

Nitish Kumar’s exit from the Mahagathbandhan is a blessing in disguise

By Shahnawaz Ahmad For any organisation, be it political, social or cultural, to succeed, the individual greed should never find a place. Difference of opinion...

The Saga of the Kings and why its influence persists into today

By Vikas Datta, No great civilisation is without an epic, or two, whose importance is not limited to just reciting their particular creation myth and...

Niti Aayog vice-chief’s exit a bad signal

By Amulya Ganguli, Narendra Modi must be realising by now that it is easier to demolish than to construct. He is unlikely to have spent...

From Moeen Ali to Ranji: Hindu-Muslim in cricketing diaspora

By Saeed Naqvi, When he completed his hat-trick by trapping South Africa's Morne Morkel leg before wicket in the third Test match at the Oval...

Defenders of varna

Current forms of ambivalence on caste have a long history By Christophe Jaffrelot, Recently, the National Council of Hindu Temples (NCHT) and the Hindu Council UK...

A ‘fuzzy Brexit’ in the making? High stakes for India

By Bhaswati Mukherjee, The UK after Teresa May's self-imposed "Brexit General Election" reveals a stalemated society and politics, deeply divided between those who support and...

Undoing the soul of democratic secular India: The RSS Pracharak Batra way

By Shamsul Islam The RSS brigade is fond of surgical strikes. Though there rages a dispute whether surgical strikes against Pakistan secured any favourable results...

Pinarayi Vijayan and his problem with the media

By Sanu George, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan remains the tough guy of the state's politics unlike his predecessors, who rarely lost their cool even...

Nitish Kumar: An Embodiment of Treachery, Expediency and Opportunism

By Zafar Agha, Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq are not only two of our historic characters but are the names of an uninterrupted and ongoing...

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