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Praful Bidwai

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That hoax called love jihad

12 Sep 2014 10:20 PM GMT
How does Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lofty slogan Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikaas (inclusion and development for all) square up with India’s...

Some math to sustain democracy

6 Sep 2014 10:59 PM GMT
Within weeks of winning the Lok Sabha elections with a surprisingly large margin, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance has...

Hold your horses, prime minister

28 Aug 2014 8:54 PM GMT
If  the Narendra Modi government wanted to dismay and embarrass many of its own supporters even before completing a hundred days in office, it could...

10,000 homes razed, when will Israel stop?

21 Aug 2014 10:57 PM GMT
More than a month after Israel launched a murderous onslaught on the Gaza Strip, with over 2,000 casualties, there’s still no clarity about when...

Natwar Singh’s hollow ‘disclosures’

14 Aug 2014 10:56 PM GMT
Former foreign minister Natwar Singh is no ordinary diplomat-turned-politician. A part of the Indian establishment for half-a-century, he is well...

As we go Comparing carnages

2 July 2014 8:20 PM GMT
After President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to Parliament on behalf of the new government, many people seem to have convinced themselves that Prime...

Scare-mongering about foreign funding

21 Jun 2014 11:01 PM GMT
A journalist isn’t generally expected to comment on news items in which s/he personally figures as an actor. But I’m compelled to do so in respect of...

Rising inequalities under crony capitalism

20 May 2014 5:29 PM GMT
It’s a sign of the pathology of much of India’s mainstream media that it displays the rise of the speculative-trader-<wbr>industrialist Hinduja...

Polls driven by bigotry, big money

29 April 2014 11:32 PM GMT
Two weeks ago, many public-spirited Indians complimented the Election Commission for banning public speeches and rallies by the Bharatiya Janata...

CONGRESS, A Non-aggressive Party

22 April 2014 12:00 AM GMT
Something unusual happened to the exhausted, jaded, effete Indian National Congress the other day. After years, somebody in the party had a bright...

Modi, media’s blue-eyed boy

16 April 2014 11:25 PM GMT
When Indira Gandhi imposed the Emergency in 1975, the vast majority of Indian academics, intellectuals and media commentators protested. Barring a...

Poll campaign gets shriller, dirtier

8 April 2014 5:37 PM GMT
Many Narendra Modi zealots are acting as if he had already been sworn in as prime minister, or as if that were only a matter of time. They have taken...
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