Arvind Kejriwal is brashly running a smart campaign. Does that sound like an oxymoron? Maybe, but vox pop has to be aired in the language the people speak. Read more

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The time-worn Pakistani lexicon on Kashmir was at play again when Nawaz Sharif sought to draw the United States into the Kashmir dispute ahead of his meeting with President Barack Obama. 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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Politicos refuse to recognize the fact that India has changed, that people aren’t easily impressed by their pretensions of concern and care. A case in point is that of VIP visits to Uttarakhand in the guise of helping victims. Read more

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The storm over Raja Pervez Ashraf’s pilgrimage to Ajmer Sharif was needless, to state the least. The Pak Premier was on a private visit and India went out of the way to make it appear as one, without, of course, causing any diplomatic affront to the visitor. Read more

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President Barak Obama’s intervention in the ongoing debate on the pace of reforms in India is unlikely to help the US big business achieve its objectives. It will at once create problems for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in forging a political consensus around such initiatives as opening the pension sector and permitting FDI in multi-brand retail. Read more

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Autobiographies that aren’t self-commendatory help chronicle history better. That’s the least top leaders and constitutional functionaries can do to empower public opinion or disabuse it of motivated propaganda. Read more

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On weekends I have some fun on twitter and get in return a sense of the popular mood. So this Sunday when I tweeted in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s defense against charges hurled at him and some of his cabinet colleagues by “Team Anna”, the response was overwhelmingly negative. Read more

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What’s happening to our national parties? Are they fast reducing to mere launch boards for ambitious politicians who have scant regard for discipline and are distrustful forever of their peers and rivals? Read more

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The UPA Government is stumbling from one crisis to another at a time India needs political stability, clean governance and robust policy making. Read more

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