The BJP expects Muslims to forget the past and move on. Perhaps they should. But has the party done enough to win their trust? Read more

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Bernard Tschumi had once described his minimal, austere apartment as a reflection of his views as an architect: “The architecture does not impose itself upon you. The apartment is a stage for other things to take place.” 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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It’s rare to see Parliament function these days. But when it does, it isn’t an embarrassment. In the much-awaited debate on the Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha, members marshaled statistics and formulated arguments to put across their party’s standpoint. 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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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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I heard a lawyer friend of mine arguing against extreme positions some people tend to take on issues such as terrorism, rape and corruption. In her balanced view, there was no substitute for exercising restraint and affording the accused the due process of law. Read more

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