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Why Priyanka Gandhi’s Increased Visibility In UP May Not Translate Into Votes

Why Priyanka Gandhi’s Increased Visibility In UP May Not Translate Into Votes

Oct 29, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi today met the kin of the Bundelkhand farmers who died waiting for...

2G Spectrum Back In News With Ex-CAG Vinod Rai’s Apology

2G Spectrum Back In News With Ex-CAG Vinod Rai’s Apology

Oct 29, 2021 Vikas Pathak

As former CAG Vinod Rai apologises to Sanjay Nirupam of the Congress, we revisit the scam that changed Indian...

TMC Aims Expansion Beyond Bengal, Mamata Visits Goa To Play On Congress Turf

TMC Aims Expansion Beyond Bengal, Mamata Visits Goa To Play On Congress Turf

Oct 28, 2021 Vikas Pathak

The party has made quick moves in the past month or so, inducting people from the Congress outside Bengal. It...

Deras Of Punjab: Powerful Symbols Of Dalit Assertion

Deras Of Punjab: Powerful Symbols Of Dalit Assertion

Oct 27, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Dalits may be under-represented in mainstream politics, but in Punjab they have a rich tradition of...

With Lalu, TMC Taking Potshots At It, Congress Faces Trouble From Anti-BJP Regional Parties

With Lalu, TMC Taking Potshots At It, Congress Faces Trouble From Anti-BJP Regional Parties

Oct 25, 2021 Vikas Pathak

The challenge that the Congress faces at present is it has to fight not just internal dissidence and the BJP...

Manohar Lal Khattar: RSS Became My Family Beyond Family

Manohar Lal Khattar: RSS Became My Family Beyond Family

Oct 23, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar recalls how he joined the RSS after the Emergency and talks about...

Akhilesh’s Strategy: Wean Back Most Backward Castes From BJP, But Will That Be Easy?

Akhilesh’s Strategy: Wean Back Most Backward Castes From BJP, But Will That Be Easy?

Oct 21, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Observers feel that the smaller OBC castes, which were earlier with SP in significant numbers and shifted to...

Nihangs: All You Need To Know About This Sikh Sect

Nihangs: All You Need To Know About This Sikh Sect

Oct 21, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Despite growing power of the Sikh misls (fighting units) in the 18th century, the Akali Nihang bands...

Congress Move To Reserve 40% Seats For Women In UP Assembly Polls Creates Buzz

Congress Move To Reserve 40% Seats For Women In UP Assembly Polls Creates Buzz

Oct 20, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Experts are not convinced, but Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra hopes to see even losing women candidates win the next...

The Nihangs: Sikh Warrior Creed That Evokes Respect And Fear In Equal Measure

The Nihangs: Sikh Warrior Creed That Evokes Respect And Fear In Equal Measure

Oct 20, 2021 Vikas Pathak ON Nihangs

As the murder at Singhu border put the Nihangs in news, the warrior creed thrives at the symbol-laden...

Lakhimpur Kheri: A Springboard For Priyanka Gandhi In UP?

Lakhimpur Kheri: A Springboard For Priyanka Gandhi In UP?

Oct 19, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Priyanka Gandhi has emerged more visible in the wake of Lakhimpur Kheri than any other opposition politician...

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Oct 14, 2021 Vikas Pathak ON Rakesh Tikait

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the...

Recalling JP: Freedom Fighter Who Dented Indira Gandhi, Made BJP And Non-Congress Socialism Mainstream

Recalling JP: Freedom Fighter Who Dented Indira Gandhi, Made BJP And Non-Congress Socialism Mainstream

Oct 08, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Much credit for the rise of the Jana Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP, to the status of a mainstream...

Recalling A Trip Down The Lanes Of Ram Janmabhoomi

Recalling A Trip Down The Lanes Of Ram Janmabhoomi

Oct 07, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Tucked away from the outside world and heavily guarded, the Ram Janmabhoomi site has its own little stories;...

The Quest For Our Glorious Past Is How The Right-Wing Woos The People

The Quest For Our Glorious Past Is How The Right-Wing Woos The People

Oct 07, 2021 Vikas Pathak

The politics of nostalgia involves mobilising the masses around the yearning for a glorious past brought...

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Yogi Adityanath Government Fighting Fire In Uttar Pradesh

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Yogi Adityanath Government Fighting Fire In Uttar Pradesh

Oct 06, 2021 Vikas Pathak

For the moment, the Lakhimpur Kheri crisis appears to have been defused. However, this may not mean much...

When I Met Vajpayee During His Last Public Appearance

When I Met Vajpayee During His Last Public Appearance

Oct 06, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it was said, met journalists at his residence on his...

Lakhimpur Kheri: UP Govt Announces Compensation Of Rs 45 Lakh To Families Of Slain Farmers

Lakhimpur Kheri: UP Govt Announces Compensation Of Rs 45 Lakh To Families Of Slain Farmers

Oct 04, 2021 Vikas Pathak

After the deaths of eight persons – including four farmers and some workers of the BJP – at Lakhimpur...

Left Academics Manipulated Indian Curriculum Under Congress Rule: CB Sharma

Left Academics Manipulated Indian Curriculum Under Congress Rule: CB Sharma

Oct 02, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Let India have a nationalist curriculum, do not politicize it, says Chandra Bhushan Sharma.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad Bids To See Gita Being Taught In Schools, Higher Institutions And Govt. Departments

Vishwa Hindu Parishad Bids To See Gita Being Taught In Schools, Higher Institutions And Govt. Departments

Oct 01, 2021 Vikas Pathak

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has set the ball rolling to make it mandatory to teach and read the Bhagwad...