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July 5, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Quit, Devi Lal Told

On July 5, 1978, the Janata Party moved a step further towards a split when the Central Parliamentary Board (CPB) asked Haryana Chief Minister Devi Lal to step down for his refusal to dissociate himself from the July 17 rally.

Out of my Mind: Dynasty disease

Had Rahul Gandhi known a bit more about the history of his own party, he would have said that the Congress became a dynastic party by accident.

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Demonetisation: Pakistan, Venezuela unwilling to go the whole way like Modi on note ban

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move appears to be popular, at least politically. It has been echoed in at least two other developing countries, where Venezuela and Pakistan have taken a similar route.

Winter session: Standstill in Parliament can be reflection on where the country is headed

The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we've sent to represent us in Parliament

The circle game: An overview of Indian politics

As Bihar has ably demonstrated, anarchists, cows, corrupt politicians, loudmouth babajis, trishuls and rays of hope return as regularly as the seasons to Indian politics.

Because of the 44th amendment

It keeps our democracy safe. By ensuring that an internal emergency has lost its bite

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Faults and lines

Parties have split before. But AAP’s internal dissension doesn’t look fundamental.

The resilience of briefcase politics

After-effects of the 1969 ban on corporate donations to political parties linger.

Out of my mind: Dilli Door Ast

It was from Rajani Kothari, that we learned to think of Indian politics on its own

We are all cartoonists

Cartoonist bent over his drawing board can be gunned down. But who can stop million fingers tweeting, texting?

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HIGHLIGHTS: When Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, talked about Jay Shah, Rafale deal and more

In his long speech on the floor of the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, attacked the government on the issues of farmers, women's safety, lack of jobs and accused the BJP of playing divisive politics. And it all ended with a hug and a wink.

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