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Wonder Year: The seeds of present-day politics were sown in 1989

In 1989, it may have seemed quaint. Three decades later, it is no longer just an anthropological curiosity.

Politics in Goa revolved around Manohar Parrikar, irrespective of whether he held office or not

Manohar Parrikar's greatest strength lay in his simplicity and transparency, and his reticent nature — not the positions he occupied or the policies he framed.

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Manohar Parrikar: The Chief Minister next door

Manohar Parrikar obituary: 'Manohar believed in pro-active but clean politics. He was among the most selfless politicians I have known, always ready to do what the party asked him. He truly epitomised our party’s spirit of Nation First, Party Second, Self last.'

Shivpal Yadav gets Mayawati's old vacated bungalow

Mayawati vacated the bungalow after the Supreme Court struck down an amendment to the Uttar Pradesh Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act that allowed former chief ministers to retain their bungalows when their term ended.

The lure of the populists

Populists repudiate pluralism, for the people can only be one and they are the people. This explains their tendency to disqualify their rivals, and even reject the multiparty system of democracy.

From Tata Tea to Titan, Indian brands are adopting a new, socially-conscious language

There has been a surge of beautifully crafted, intelligently told Indian advertisements that either prod us to engage in sociopolitical issues with greater furor, or address issues pertaining to gender inequality and same-sex relationships

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Goa elections: A day with AAP's Elvis Gomes, the man who wants to clean up Goa

Goa elections: AAP's chief ministerial candidate Elvis Gomes has bureaucratic experience on his side. But will he win the people of Cuncolim and enter Goa's Assembly? We spend a day with him during his election campaign.

The Padmavati debacle: Hooliganism by fringe elements has become the new normal

Even if Sanjay Leela Bhansali did take a few dramatic liberties and 'meddled' with history, does it give a band of goons (or anyone else for that matter) the right to assault him?

Can the American press take on Donald Trump, the most powerful man on earth?

Donald Trump is waging a war with the American press. He's confrontational, provocative, subversive and downright unapologetic. But on Wednesday, the US Press Corps. responded with a scathing letter, refusing to bend, break or bow.

Can Deepa Jayakumar get Jayalalithaa’s followers to rally around her?

Since Jayalithaa's passing, Jayakumar’s voice has been drowned out by the news involving Sasikala's transcendence to AIADMK's political throne.

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Thackeray presents all facets of Bal Thackeray: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Amrita Rao talk about their upcoming film Thackeray. The biopic on Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray will hit screens on January 25.

Donald Trump’s evolving rhetoric on the wall

The core of US President Donald Trump’s argument for the southern border wall has remained largely the same. But as the fight wears on, his justification has expanded and details like cost and construction materials have evolved.

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Elizabeth Warren vs Donald Trump: A blow-by-blow account of a turbulent history

The Massachusetts senator is the most prominent Democrat to have announced a run against President Trump in 2020. The two already have a long history of trading barbs, and it’s likely to get even nastier.

Congress picks Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan CM, Sachin Pilot is deputy CM

After deliberations, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has picked Ashok Gehlot for the post of Rajasthan Chief Minister. Sachin Pilot, who fought for the position, will be made deputy Chief Minister of the state.

How Congress sealed the deal in Rajasthan and MP | DECISION 2018

It was a close contest in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh between the Congress and BJP. But the grand old party did get a few things right which helped it get ahead of the bump in both the states. Manoj CG breaks it down.

These are the generals who have left Donald Trump's White House

US President Donald Trump appointed more generals to senior positions than any other modern president. But with John Kelly’s resignation, only one general remains. Here’s what happened.

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Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".

J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

Tall claims, empty boasts, falsification of facts not for him: Sonia Gandhi on Manmohan Singh

Presenting former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh with the 2017 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, disarmament & development, UPA Chairperson appeared to take a dig at the current dispensation through her praise for Dr Singh.

UNBOXING with Prashant Kishor | How to plan, execute and win an election

Poll strategist and National Vice President of JD(U) Prashant Kishor talks about what it takes to plan, execute and win an election in this month's Unboxing.

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