A defeat in elections is always disheartening. But it’s no excuse to withdraw into a shell or come across as running away from responsibility. Read more

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Never mind the hung assembly in Delhi, the decimation of the Congress and the BJP’s emergence as the single largest party. The real winner in the three-way contest is Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party. Read more

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Sachin Tendulkar brought immense joy to the supporters of the game. He also brought the country the distinction of being home to the best cricketer ever to have run between the 22 yards for two decades and more to establish records that might be difficult to overhaul. Read more

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The 2014 elections aren’t merely about changing the government. The rhetoric ahead of the polls makes one believe that it’s an attempt at once to change historical narratives handed down to successive generation of Indians. Read more

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The Congress should know poll outcomes can’t be changed by slapping bans on surveys. It must desist from meaningless controversies to recover, if at all, the ground it seems to have lost amid charges of graft, nepotism and bad governance. Read more

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It’ll be wrong to interpret the outcome of elections to five state assemblies as a referendum on Narendra Modi’s prime ministerial ambitions or the anti-incumbency that stares the UPA in the face. Read more

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It’s now loud and clear that Narendra Modi’s the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. Doubts if any on that count were set at rest by the composition of the panel he presides for the party’s 2014 election campaign. Read more

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The Congress cannot rest on its oars in Karnataka even if it gets, as predicted by several exit polls, a clear majority in the state assembly. Its real test will be in the Lok Sabha polls when the electorate will vote for the next government at the Centre. Read more

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If Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party do indeed break their alliance, a rapprochement may not happen between the old allies even in the outside chance of Narendra Modi leading his party to a tally close to double hundred. Read more

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The message from the Congress’s Jaipur convention wasn’t as much about Rahul Gandhi’s elevation – which was a long-due formality – as about the party’s bid to reach out to the increasingly restive urban middle class. Read more

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