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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It isn’t a song. It’s a grateful nation’s elegy to its brave soldiers that no one political party can or should try appropriating. ‘Aiy merey watan ke logon’ belongs to all Indians. So does Lata Mangeshkar. Read more

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Omar Abdullah was quick to repudiate Narendra Modi’s claim that Kashmiri women who married outsiders were dispossessed of the rights available to a ’state subject’ under the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. 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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Telugu Desam’s Chandrababu Naidu must deal with the BJP from a position of strength—not weakness. Regardless of his travails in Andhra Pradesh, the TDP chief’s support for the saffron party is “invaluable” for enhancing Narendra Modi’s political acceptability. Read more

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A section of the media considers Narendra Modi’s speech at a gathering of ex-servicemen in Rewari as statesman-like. They are entitled to their views. My question: does one swallow make a summer? 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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