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WHY THE CONGRESS CANNOT WIN THE WAR OF IDEAS

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THE FREEDOM ISSUE

Editor’s Note ~ by S Prasannarajan A political leadership that realises the sanctity of individual autonomy and the limits of the state is all the more relevant today Being Free to Be Free ~ by…

Modi in UAE: Bridging the Gulf

In what has become Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trademark, he sets out an ambitious agenda for his foreign visits and manages to deliver beyond expectations. This has happened again with his visit…

Congress: From Here to Where?

On 4 June 2013, at a meeting of Dalit entrepreneurs held in Mumbai’s iconic waterfront hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace, then Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram was deeply impressed by a suggestion…

Ashes 2015: Dust to Dust

Anyone who doubts the importance of the Ashes to cricket’s future should read what Indian cricket fans have to say about the game’s great Anglo-Australian contest. Courtesy of the live-bloggers at…

Return to Sender

Are we all agreed that the police have no business dragging consenting couples out of hotel rooms, let alone humiliate them in public, threaten to embarrass them before their parents and do all this…

Rajan’s Compelling Argument on Realty Prices

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan hit the nail on the head when he argued for a cut in property prices in the face of high inventory of unsold flats in the country. In an interview to a…

FTII Students

Students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) have been embroiled in a tussle over the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the institute for weeks now. But while they have…

Mahinda Rajapaksa: End of an Aura

Who would have thought even a year ago that Mahinda Rajapaksa could be ousted from power? And remain so. He had ruled Sri Lanka for over a decade, first as prime minister in 2004 and then as…

Taiwanese Tea: Bubble Storm in a Tea Cup

Tea enthusiasts can debate endlessly about the perfect cup of tea, but on some salient features all tend to agree—the beverage should be hot and served in a cup or a glass. But in the past few months…

Internet Fan Clubs: Star Struck

The woman with the Twitter handle @yehmehfil, namely Mayaa is a mother of four, a single parent and a graduate in forensic psychology residing in Bradford, UK, but none of this defines her life at…