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Winston Churchill famously said that “a politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year” and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and President of Bharatiya Janta Party, Amit Shah appear to be past masters in this art. Call it Karnataka effect or recent reversals in bye-polls, Modi and Shah are...

Why farmers are in distress ?

During the seventy years of India’s independence, we have marched forward on many fronts; especially expansion of industry and service sector and opening up...

World News

FIFA World Cup Officially Declared Open After Colourful Ceremony

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared the FIFA World Cup open after a colourful opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Russian President...

Politics

Four CM’s Express Support For Kejriwal, Seek Narendra Modi’s Intervention

Chief Ministers' of four states on Saturday visited Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence to express solidarity and support for him. West Bengal Chief...

Economy

TCS expands partnership with M&G Prudential, pact worth nearly $1.2 billion

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India's biggest software exporter, has expanded its agreement with M&G Prudential (UK and European savings and investments business of Prudential...

States

Telangana public representative kicks woman in chest over land dispute

Immadi Gopi, a rural local body (Dharpally Mandal) president in Telangana, allegedly kicked a woman in the chest over a land dispute in Nizambad...

Editor's Note

Modi, Shah in search of friends offer olive branch to allies

Winston Churchill famously said that “a politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next...

Book Review

The Yamraj that wasn’t

Ask anyone familiar with Hindu mythology to visualise Yama or Yamraj and the first thing that you would get is a huge dark green...

Thayil brings out outlandish souls from the fragments of desperate times

No vigils left to keep, No enemies left to slaughter. Dom Moraes, in his 1983 poem <Absences>, perhaps best describes what he would not...

Remembering the subcontinent’s legends of Classical music

One of the oldest surviving writers in this part of the subcontinent, 95-year-old diplomat turned author Pran Nevile, is not halting the flow of...

Mythology made easy: Getting to know Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu

Hindu mythology is known for its fascinating narratives spun around a multitude of philosophical thoughts. While the stories mostly follow an inconsistent thread, what...

Unmasking Kashmir: An outsider’s revenge

A memoir by a former IAS officer normally has fewer reasons to be contentious. But there is every reason for it to be so...

Carrying on the fight against 1984 injustice

In 1984, I was residing in New Delhi and have seen the barbaric and horrifying hounding of Sikhs during the rioting. Rightfully described as...

India Social: Dissecting politics’ kinship with social media

The last few years have seen the fixation around the words ‘Social Media’ reach proportions fit for magical fascinations. Nearly every group, organisation and...