UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had to call off what could have been a historic visit to the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) due to “bad weather” this past Saturday (February 16). Read more

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Anil Ambani, the industrialist and 7th richest Indian by Forbes estimates, confirmed his man-crush on Narendra Modi (Click here for my favourite Modi profile). Read more

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It’s not only the women in India’s capital who are ill-fated, although society has often dished out the cruelest circumstances to them. Actually, none of us are worse than all of us in this city. We are all les misérables, the wretched, unfortunate ones, to paraphrase the title of Victor Hugo’s novel. This collective quandary has to do with the delusions we have, as we often do, that we live in a great city called Delhi. Read more

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As expected, the Gujarat elections could hardly have escaped national attention. Narendra Modi will have probably won the polls even before the last votes are counted. This nation is at the crossroads: a demagogic leader, conceited in thoughts and uncompromising in actions, is wiping clean his past with the present. He could soon push India into a phase of unilateral politics, ascending to the very top. This could also mean less legroom for India’s much-vaunted democracy. Read more

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The average Muslim is unlikely to vote any one party or candidate but is generally cagey about Hindutva-based politics. Read more

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Then stretch our bones in a still gloomy valley;
Nothing’s so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy.

– John Fletcher (1579-1625)

Malala in Pashtun means melancholy, a word that lies on the border of poetry and philosophy, and means more than just grief. Read more

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A 40-year-old man caught begging in Delhi and sentenced to a year’s rehabilitation was left off after the judge took a lenient view, a report by wire service PTI said on Saturday. It’s a example of how, sometimes, morality and the law might clash. Read more

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The UPA government’s minority welfare agenda, one of its prime planks, could be floundering due to inadequate outreach and discrimination, the very drawbacks it aims to plug. Read more

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Muslims, from Libya to Hong Kong, have exploded again. The rage is against an anti-Islam film, made in the US, and cartoons in France. Read more

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The Yamuna Expressway, a 165-km, six-lane glistening north Indian motorway, which a newspaper aptly described as the Yamunabahn, has cut by half the travel time between Delhi and Agra, the Taj Mahal city. Read more

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