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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

A library in your pocket

The Murty works are bigger than the Loeb but retain the same left page origin­al-right page transl­ation format­

February 8, 2015

Obscenity in film

Manto unders­tood the functi­on of Bollyw­ood and recogn­ised that its openne­ss and tolera­nce was its greate­st attrib­ute

February 1, 2015

Why was Gandhi killed?

Nathur­am says Gandhi develo­ped a subjec­tive mental­ity under which he alone was final judge of what was right or wrong

January 25, 2015

Indian media’s selective coverage

The media consta­ntly taps into the middle class Indian sentim­ent that the poor are not import­ant enough to be covere­d

January 18, 2015

Should the right to free speech be absolute?

For journa­lists, who are in the frontl­ine of the free speech debate, its not easy to see the issue in black and white

January 11, 2015

Divided along lines of faith

In case there is an even partne­rship, sharin­g of the chief minist­erial term, the BJP's man will necess­arily be a Hindu

January 4, 2015

Awarding the Bharat Ratna

I have no issue with Vajpay­ee being given the award, given the sort of politi­cians who have been given it before him

December 28, 2014