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Decision 2017: Why is Punjab so important?

Of the five states going to polls in this round of Assembly Elections, the big focus is quite naturally Uttar Pradesh. That is a state that sends 70 MPs to the Centre, and conventional wisdom has it that the road....Read More

Brexit and the Kalidasa connection

It was a cold, cloudy day. The RSS quota row was still the hot topic. We tend to latch on to stories in the news business, blow them up like bubble gum (mostly with good reason).    Aishwarya Dhanush talked....Read More

JLF Day 2: Bull-dozed by news flashes

Were we complaining about the crowds yesterday? Should have waited for today.   The Front Lawn was packed as the fans poured in for Rishi Kapoor. He talked about his autobiography 'Khullam Khulla'. His 'struggle' in the film industry, his....Read More

JLF Day 1: DeMo, Donald and Dravidian politics

It’s the post DeMo world. Diggi Palace is a ‘digi’ zone. I’m greeted by cashless counters. But the 'kullhad chai wala' wants cash. Exasperated, I look up. Cheap plastic flowers dangling from strings greet me back. Now I get it.....Read More

Jaipur Literature Fest 2017

"Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood."  I caught the bug and believe in infecting those around me. Tee hee! So here's the deal. We'll be in Jaipur for one of the world's biggest literature festivals. There'll....Read More

Cool Breeze: Lucknow Diary

Akhilesh Yadav has been trying to broker a truce with his father. From Betaji to Netaji   The takeover of Akhilesh Yadav as the national president of the Samajwadi Party was not without its share of damage control. More so....Read More

India should be given access to CPEC

  Peaceful relations with India are much more to Pakistan’s advantage than to India’s.   The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has the potential to be both an opportunity and a threat to India’s security interests. Once the project becomes operational,....Read More

Cool Breeze: Sidhu’s no ball

SIDHU’S NO BALL   Last week, there were some rumours in the national capital that Navjot Singh Sidhu was joining the Congress. That he had met Rahul Gandhi and got the go-ahead. However, Captain Amarinder Singh, the face of the....Read More

Indian forces are the world’s finest

  There have been heroes with unparalleled accomplishments in every war fought by our troops.   There has never been any doubt in one’s mind that the Indian Armed Forces are easily amongst the best in the world. The gallantry....Read More

‘Pink’ is a movie we do not deserve

  'Pink' is a movie we do not deserve.   For those who have seen the film may agree with my opinion, some may not. Doesn't matter.   For those who have not seen the movie or have no inkling....Read More

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