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Mamata Banerjee and the Politics of Impulsiveness

Hasty, ill-conceived steps show how isolated Mamata Banerjee had been from the national political trend.A fascinating excerpt from Sugato Hazra's Losing The Plot: Political Isolation Of West......

How can Hindutva be compared to ISIS?

Irrespective of their voting preferences, most voters would find this comparison with ISIS revolting.More specifically, would it persuade anybody who voted for Narendra Modi to change her or his......

Constitution is the Casualty in Governor's Conduct

The Congress used Raj Bhavans to topple legally elected governments.The BJP is letting governors get away with all manner of impropriety, notes Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: West Bengal Chief Minister......

Fresh crisis in Cong as Azad, Sibal seek CWC meet amid defections

Beset by troubles on multiple fronts within, the Congress faces the danger of imploding with party veterans Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal on Wednesday sharply questioning the decision-making......

'My Muslim-ness did not matter, my professional competence did'

At an online book release event, former vice president Hamid Ansari lays to rest the controversies surrounding his tenure. IMAGE: Vice President Hamid Ansari at his farewell function exchanges......

Why Modi's tax charter reads like a cruel joke

'Under this government, tax laws have become more draconian, and the government itself is setting stiff, unrealistic targets for tax officials, who have got more powers to harass us,' points out......

Is Modi going the Manmohan way?

'The Modi government, like the Singh one, has run into what is called a perfect storm, where everything that can go wrong does so at the same time,' points out T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.  ......

An interim Budget with all the features of a full Budget

Forget about interim Budgets, one cannot easily recall even a full Budget of any government in recent times having rolled out benefits of this order to such a large number of people, says A K......

An RBI governor, two finance ministers and a quiet war

'Governments that did not respect the central bank's independence would sooner or later come to rue the day they undermined the institution,' RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya warned on Friday.The......

The Problem with Modinomics

'In macroeconomic policy, timing is all, and by leaving things too late, Mr Modi may have made around 50 seats in the Lok Sabha highly vulnerable,' says T C A Srinivasa Raghavan. Illustration:......

'No actor is more qualified to play Pranabda than me'

'No actor knew him as well as I did.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Prosenjit Chatterjee/Instagram Bengal's reigning superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee cannot believe former President Pranab Mukherjee has......

Kangana steals the show at National Awards

The actress stood out in an off-shoulder shimmery dust blue gown.She teamed her gown with a classic bob, which is similar to the look that she will be seen sporting in her upcoming film Rangoon.......

'Abhijit Mukherjee should be banned from politics'

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.Bollywood stars, who have been calling for better policing and stricter laws for the protection of women in the wake of New Delhi......

From PM Modi to Tendulkar, India mourns passing away of Dalmiya

Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away on Sunday evening following massive cardiac arrest. Photograph: PTI THE cricket fraternity and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Board of Control for......

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