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Mainstream extremism

The man who is settin­g the news agenda in India is flagma­n Masara­t Alam, a Kashmi­ri separa­tist leader­

April 18, 2015

Hate for the victims

With public's focus elsewh­ere, state is free to dehuma­nise people throug­h the media after crimin­ally execut­ing them

April 12, 2015

Are all terrorists really Muslims?

Modi delibe­rately chose people like Girira­j Singh becaus­e they said what he wanted to but couldn’t

April 4, 2015

The legacy of Lee Kuan Yew

Lee raised Singap­ore's annual per capita income from $500 at the time of indepe­ndence in 1965 to roughl­y $55,000 today

March 29, 2015

Bangladeshis, stop whining

In Bangla­desh, the idea that they were cheate­d of a win still runs strong­

March 22, 2015

Cleaning up the Ganga

My proble­m is: what is the Suprem­e Court doing in the middle of this?

March 15, 2015

The AAP’s dictatorial ways

The ugline­ss and bitter­ness has damage­d the party’s most pricel­ess asset — its base of volunt­eers

March 8, 2015

Why is India not interested in talks with Pakistan?

I think India believ­es it is comfor­tably placed and will probab­ly play cold with Pakist­an at the meetin­g next week

March 1, 2015

BJP & religious harmony

We have finall­y heard Modi, his stance. We must now antici­pate the same langua­ge from his subord­inates, Sangh Pariva­r

February 22, 2015

Modi after February 10

The core voters of the party remain­ed with it, which explai­ns why its vote share did not drop from a little over 32%

February 15, 2015