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T N Ninan

T N Ninan: Convenient 'truth-telling'
T N Ninan

In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi talked of a "Jayanthi tax". He was taken to be referring to Jayanthi Natarajan, the ...

Devesh Kapur & Ananth Padmanabhan

Devesh Kapur & Ananth Padmanabhan: Dealing with regional bigotry
Devesh Kapur & Ananth Padmanabhan

Hate crimes against out-of-state migrants strike at the heart of the basic structure of the Constitution

Aditi Phadnis

Aditi Phadnis: Shiv Sena needs to go the 'rural' mile
Aditi Phadnis

If Uddhav Thackeray and the Shiv Sena want to hold on to their new base, they will have to listen to the voices coming from rural Maharashtra ...