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Praful Bidwai's final column: Why covert ops are wrong

Veteran journalist and columnist Praful Bidwai passed away in Amsterdam on Wednesday. A regular columnist for Rediff.com, Bidwai's has always been a voice against extremism and communalism.......

Veteran journalist Praful Bidwai passes away

Veteran journalist, author and anti-nuclear activist Praful Bidwai has died at the age of 66 during a visit to the Netherlands. Delhi-based Bidwai was attending a conference in Amsterdam on......

Why the Parivar wants Dr Ambedkar

'The Parivar's ideology and politics was and remains the very opposite of what Dr Ambedkar stood for,' says Praful Bidwai. When it comes to sheer hypocrisy and double standards, it is hard to beat......

Rahul follows a weird political calculus

Rahul Gandhi's decision to stay absent from the opening week of Parliament's Budget session has left Congress leaders dumbstruck. 'He is anything but astute or charismatic. He believes the Congress......

Modi Magic won Maharashtra and Haryana? Naah!

'Anti-incumbency, especially in Maharashtra; the BJP's success in creating a new social coalition; and the sheer force of the party's campaign which overwhelmed its opponents,' argues Praful......

When cronies plunder scarce resources

Crony capitalism will of course generate investment and ensure profit for private capital, but it won’t give employment or income to the people. If you can make money by selling coal or......

Beyond the Bhagwati-Sen slugfest

Unseemly as the exchange between Bhagwati-Sen has been, it nevertheless highlights the polar opposition between the proponents of GDPism and those who believe that what ultimately matters is social......

Lessons from the Maruti violence

Under a new industrial relations deal, the worker's basic right to a living wage and decent working conditions, as well as the right of association and collective bargaining, must be respected......

Climate meet: Why Durban was a disaster

Durban will create climate apartheid, under which rich polluters evade responsibility, but underprivileged people suffer the worst effects of climate change for which they are least responsible,......

Rs 32 a day: Playing dirty politics with the poor

Second-generation neoliberal policies, coupled with multiple failures on the food front, could do to the UPA what India Shining did to the NDA in 2004, says Praful Bidwai.The United Progressive......

IMAGE: On the sets of Shah Rukh's Dilwale

A look at the top tweets from favourite Bollywood celebrities: Shah Rukh Khan sure is having a great time in Bulgaria as he shoots for Rohit Shetty’s Diwale opposite Kajol. The star actor......

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