Sunday, Dec 05, 2021

R.K. Misra

Hype, Hypocrisy And Hooch

Sep 22, 2016 R.K. Misra

The whole business of prohibition in Gujarat is a big charade. It is soggy wet so those who want to drink, get enough of it but for a price.

No Pleasing The Patidars

Sep 10, 2016 R.K. Misra

How the first Vijay Rupani led BJP government show of strength against the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti came a cropper...

Dalit March Points To Anti-BJP Front Taking Shape

It is not the Congress or the Aam Aadmi Party holding the narrative but three youth leaders who have moulded this possibility

The Story Behind Anandiben's Resignation

Aug 01, 2016 R.K. Misra

Speculation had been rife for that she may be replaced and these embers were being fanned by the Amit Shah camp.

Patel Rap Gets Parshottam Into Cabinet

Parshottam Rupala, who makes it to the Union council of ministers, is a hardcore partyman

29 January, 2016

Another Rejection For GCTOC Bill

R.K. Misra

The Bill which has provision for death penalty and fine of Rs 10 lakhs empowers phone intercepts and it's admissibility as evidence in courts.

23 December, 2015

How Modi Validat?ed? ?V?endetta

R.K. Misra

?Surprise, surprise, the Modi government in Gujarat sought to give primacy to politics over corruption when it best suited it?...?

04 December, 2015

Lull Before The Storm

R.K. Misra

Results of the local body elections in Gujarat reflect the growing urban-rural disconnect and the state government's mishandling of agrarian issue and Patidars.

09 October, 2015

Blows, Bruises And Scars

R.K. Misra

Hardik's Bihar forays could just be one blow too many in a poll fight on which Modi's prestige is on the line.

11 August, 2015

Zen And Namonomics

R.K. Misra

The BJP government is beginning to show acute signs of fatigue…

12 June, 2015

The Somnath Solution

R.K. Misra

Hindu hardliners have for long been pressing for a signal step that forcefully puts forth the commitment of a Sangh-supervised government.

11 March, 2015

Gujarat Model At Work

R.K. Misra

In many ways, the BJP-led Modi government is trying to emulating Modi's projects in Gujarat at a national level. But is this formula fool-proof?

24 February, 2015

Inside Story Of Modi’s Suit Sale

R.K. Misra

Celebrities can raise stakes to sell suits but a feather-light fabric often betrays a deadly design.

04 February, 2015

Skeletons in Gujarat's Cupboard

R.K. Misra

Make-or-break local government elections are exposing the rot within the state.

14 January, 2015

Ever Heard Of Dhoka Dandiya?

R.K. Misra

The Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas held in Gandhinagar was a disappointing show for the 5,000-odd NRIs who attended.

09 December, 2014

Role Reversal

R.K. Misra

Was it very long ago that our three honourable worthies—Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah—were mouthing from Gujarat what’s today ‘Mamataspeak’ from West Bengal?.

02 December, 2014

Misplaced Priorities

R.K. Misra

A 500 crore Mahatama Mandir, a 2000 crore Patel statue, a 65,000 crore bullet train, a bill for compulsory voting that the new Gujarat CM wants to to put on hold...

17 November, 2014

Modi Myths Vs Hard Facts

R.K. Misra

While the Prime Minister is now exhorting the nation to set new standards in sanitation, his own record in Gujarat leaves much to be desired.

Photo Gallery

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates after scoring a point against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during their women's singles badminton semifinal match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test in view of the threat of the new variant (Omicron) of the virus, at a railway station in Patna.

PTI Photo

Beach side temporary shops covered by polythene sheets in the wake of Cyclone Jawad, in Puri.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and others during BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a BJP election campaign rally, ahead of state Assembly polls in 2022, in Dehradun.

PTI Photo

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Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh