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Published On 01-May-2016

Quelling dissent with sedition

The Patidars or Patels brought and kept the BJP in power in Gujarat for over two decades. The Jana Sangh had only about...

From obscurity to limelight via quota agitation

R K Misra

On the lines of writer George R R Martin's famous quote, "Oft-times a very small man can cast a very large shadow...," a hitherto...

It's easy, brand them anti-national

Hardik Patel is neither a superhero nor an inspiring leader with an inclusive vision who could usher in change...


Published On 23-Apr-2016

Beneath the uneasy calm

Handwara has demonstrated that in Kashmir, though outwardly at peace, violence brews beneath. In Handwara, the story of a young girl's molestation by a soldier brought suppressed grievances, suspicion and resentment of the youth onto the streets, and the short-sighted, continued presence of military bunkers in civilian areas brought the army into confrontation with the civilian population.

On a visit to Kashmir by March-end which included a trip to the southern district of Kulgam, considered troubled...

Trifurcation of J&K: A policy to divide and rule?

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to writer Chetan Bhagat to Azadi-seeking JNU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, there's a general...

Embers of pain in a bloodied Valley

Over the years, Jammu & Kashmir has seen hundreds of incidents of violence in which thousands of civilians have lost...


Published On 16-Apr-2016

No cakewalk for Mamata

Five years ago, Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress came to power riding the waves of "Poribortan"...

Alliance puts Left-Congress prospects on revival path

A year ago, when CPM central committee member Gautam Deb floated the idea of a Left-Congress alliance ...

Didi banks on her padayatra to retain power

Mamata Banerjee. PTI file photo

In the course of the ongoing polling season in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee made a public confession...


Published On 09-Apr-2016

Assam, a contest of regions

The first phase of the election for 65 of Assam's 126 Assembly constituencies on April 4 saw a record 82% polling...

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Pranab Mukherjee shows a silver statue of Sai Baba gifted to him by veteran actor Manoj Kumar...

Pranab Mukherjee shows a silver statue of Sai Baba gifted to him by veteran actor Manoj Kumar...

Policemen arrest TET aspirants for protesting against UP government for their recruitment...

Policemen arrest TET aspirants for protesting against UP government for their recruitment...

A truck loaded with LPG cylinders overturns after the driver lost his control at Ambari area...

A truck loaded with LPG cylinders overturns after the driver lost his control at Ambari area...

A girl arrives to collect water from an almost dried pond at a village near Allahabad...

A girl arrives to collect water from an almost dried pond at a village near Allahabad...

Indian coast guard personnel participate in a mock drill during the National Maritime Search...

Indian coast guard personnel participate in a mock drill during the National Maritime Search...

A hen along with its featherless chicks in Dimapur, Nagaland on Tuesday...

A hen along with its featherless chicks in Dimapur, Nagaland on Tuesday...

Firefighters trying to extinguish a fire at Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain...

Firefighters trying to extinguish a fire at Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain...

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez with Siddharth Malhotra during a launch event...

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez with Siddharth Malhotra during a launch event...

Winner of Best Actor award Amitabh Bachchan and Best Actress award Kangna Ranaut...

Winner of Best Actor award Amitabh Bachchan and Best Actress award Kangna Ranaut...

Flames trail Danica Patrick's car after she crashed into Matt Kenseth...

Flames trail Danica Patrick's car after she crashed into Matt Kenseth...