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Emergency was a windfall for the RSS

The Emergency greatly influenced the RSS' makeover from a fringe force in the Indian political imagination to one that could have its own man sworn in as prime minister in two decades' time.A......

Why is BJP shy of naming a CM in Assam?

The party is less forthcoming about who the chief minister will be if it stays in power, observes Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi being presented an Assamese Japi by......

Karunanidhi saw the 2G episode -- from the leak of the CAG report to the weak defence put forth by Congress leaders -- as politically motivated

Karunanidhi was convinced that using the 2G cases against the DMK and reopening the fodder case against Lalu Prasad Yadav were products of the Congress leadership's short-sightedness.A revealing......

'Bengal has a lot to learn from Gujarat'

'Look at the number of billionaires, the number of new billionaires in India.''Adani and Ambani are not the only ones.''What's wrong with people making money as long as it benefits us?' IMAGE: A......

'Vajpayee placed the country above the party'

'Mr Vajapyee felt that you could pray to any god or not pray at all, but the country comes first.' IMAGE: Then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being greeted by then Gujarat chief minister......

All hail Modi's 1st BJP Budget

The Modi government is notoriously honest about one fact: It does not listen to economists, observes Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Welcome sign rolled out for Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi in......

Modi needs to listen to our economists

We have a government with an extremely weak economic team advising a PM who hardly pays attention to their thoughts, says Jayanta Roy. Photograph: Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   I......

Return of the Bharatiya 'Baniya' Party

'The BJP has shown signs lately of returning to its trader mindset.''Several strong emotions get meshed in this: Nationalism, protectionism, mercantilism, and arrogance,' points out Shekhar......

Why does Dr Banerjee provoke BJP ire?

'Mr Modi would compliment a Nobel Prize winner, but members of his party or the government would not be restrained from either making unfair comments or criticising him for having offered advice to......

Bhagwat's message to Modi

'By holding forth on Swadeshi economics, Bhagwat is showing his intent to fight back,' says Shekhar Gupta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The Sarsanghchalak, as the Rashtriya......

The Accidental Prime Minister: Sheer propaganda!

Nothing 'accidental' about this movie, feels Syed Firdaus Ashraf. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had an opportunity to introduce a bill in Parliament to disallow a person of foreign origin to......

Shah Rukh on Vajpayee: 'I have lost a part of my childhood'

'He was one of India's greatest leaders loved and respected by all. He will be missed.' IMAGE: Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Photograph: Reuters Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed into the......

Does Anupam Kher look like Manmohan Singh?

Say hello to the cast of The Accidental Prime Minister. The key players in the The Accidental Prime Minister have been unveiled. Anupam Kher, who plays Dr Manmohan Singh, looks almost......

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