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This debate marks the unveiling of Rahul Gandhi, the cheeky challenger. He's a long way from threatening Modi, but the battle is on
Modi government had a rare chance to reform and modernise India's military. But it blew up the chance and settled instead for tinkering
Hindi cinema is the richest, starriest business in our popular culture, way ahead of even cricket. Why is it also the most pusillanimous too, and also going with the wind?
Mr Modi's diplomatic 'conquests' are history and India's foreign relations resemble a train-wreck. Here's how the government's missteps have broken its own momentum
Liberalism is to not set rules for others and insist they be followed. If you do, then you're an Ayatollah, pontiff or Shankaracharya
It will not shame either India or Pakistan. It will merely give them another reason to fight their blood feud to the last Kashmiri
A series of bypoll losses has pushed the Modi government into panic mode. Uncharacteristically, it's letting events dictate its actions
News of the death of Indian journalism is fake. But it is scary that the richest media owners can't spot a 'Bunty Aur Babli' type con
Some untold or barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spymasters making peace on the sidelines of war
He's our most polarising leader, deeply hated by many but equally loved by more, especially the young. To extrapolate BJP's struggles in Gujarat and Karnataka to 2019 is being fatally complacent
The Karnataka Assembly election result seals Modi's position as India's third genuine pan-Indian leader after Nehru and Indira. The surprise factor could be Mayawati
Come to Ballari to see the BJP's starkest compromise with organised political crime and corruption yet because of its desperation to win Karnataka
Over the decades, a spiced up, hyper-nationalist version of military history has been built: That politicians wronged the generals. No wonder PM Modi got his facts all mixed up
Judges are squabbling, popular confidence in the institution is frayed and the executive is poised to bury the hatchet: In its back. Can an exhausted judiciary fight back?
The judiciary is under threat from within - from stretching jurisdictions, headline-hunting and its inability to put its own house in order