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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Problems are raining like locusts in India: an inflamed Line of Control, war of words with Pakistan, communal violence in Jammu and Kashmir and an Andhra restive over statehood for Telangana. Read more

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Lal Krishna Advani’s has spoilt Narendra Modi’s party by announcing his exit from the BJP. Will the BJP president and the Gujarat CM’s best man Rajnath Singh be able to control the damage that he himself caused in the first place? 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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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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The VHP’s endorsement of Narendra Modi as the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate to carry forward the Hindutva agenda is a double edged sword. It might unite the Sangh Parivar’s core base while cutting the NDA into pieces. Read more

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A standing joke in Pakistan’s media circles on Rehman Malik is that the only time the Interior Minister isn’t telling lies or making a fool of himself, is when he isn’t talking. Read more

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