Pakistan can’t fight Taliban with old methods: TV Paul, author of ‘The Warrior State’

The author of 15 books on South Asia and international politics, TV Paul tries to decode Pakistan and its many troubles in his latest book The Warrior State. In a telephonic conversation with Kunal Majumder, Paul explains why Pakistan’s Taliban policy requires a rethink Read more »

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Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh pitch requires a Moditva approach, not Hindutva

Dear Narendra Babu, I do not know if you were able to read the newspapers today. In Bangladesh, the country’s Supreme Court has ordered a Jamaat-e-Islami affiliate to vacate the house of legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen. The Sheikh Hasina government wants to convert the ancestral home of Sen in Pabna into a museum. However, Read more »

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How the Gandhi family destroyed Indian National Congress

As the news broke on Congress’ appointment of former Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge as the leader of the party in Lok Sabha, I didn’t know what the perfect reaction to this piece of information was? Shall we laugh at the Gandhi family-controlled Indian National Congress (INC) or shall we cry for the fate of a Read more »

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Mamata Banerjee versus Narendra Modi: Who actually bought the Rs 1.8 crore painting?

For an ordinary person outside Bengal, the aggressive attack by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi might have come as surprise. One would wonder why she is so miffed with Modi’s innocent comments on her painting. All he wanted to know was the name of the person who Read more »

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Likes of Giriraj Singh, Pravin Togadia contradict Narendra Modi’s development pitch

With less than a month to go for the Lok Sabha elections to conclude and a possible Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre, there is growing rhetoric from the Hindu right. While Modi is going around the country talking about the sins of the UPA government and the failure of the Indian National Congress Read more »

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