Madhavan Narayanan

Madhavan Narayanan

The author is a senior journalist
 

2019 Lok Sabha elections more than just BJP vs Congress, smaller parties hold the key

The deeper game of electoral chess will see community leaders play a major role in shaping alliances and coalitions.

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Kamal Nath's migrant comment could be a foot in the Congress mouth

Kamal Nath's comment on migrants would be naive at best and suicidal at worst for Congress

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Personal attacks by politicians are an insult to Indian voters

Low-level speeches shift the political discourse away from the legitimate differences on ideology and issues to one where the visibly crass lead the assumedly dumb into a democratic dystopia. 

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Why Garima Arora as a Michelin star chef symbolises the rise of a new India

Garima Arora's achievement as a restauranteur is in the same league as India winning Olympic medals in sports.

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Why a giant Sardar Patel statue is a key piece in PM Modi's political calculation

The statue of Sardar Patel gives PM Narendra Modi an architectural marvel that stands for many things at once: Gujarati pride, ambition, tradition, novelty and creativity.

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This mess is an opportunity for Supreme Court to give CBI some muscle

The Supreme Court should treat the CBI mess as an opportunity to get a clean-up done in the long-term interest of fighting corruption and maladministration.

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In Sabarimala case review, Supreme Court must hear out Hindu scholars

It is important to understand the philosophy and principles underlying religious beliefs and not just practices, customs and rituals, for us to arrive at a truly fair middle ground where religion…

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#MeToo has arrived in India, but yet to reach Bharat

Slowly but steadily, voices will spring up against misconduct even in the hinterland, inspired and egged on by women who have stood up to be counted.

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India must emerge as global thought leader on refugees

Over the decades, Tibetans, Afghans, Iranians, Somalia, Sri Lankans, Myanmarese and Bangladeshis have waded into India as political refugees of various kinds and compulsions.

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Justice Chandrachud is Sehwag of Supreme Court, but does he need to be Dravid instead?

From Aadhar to adultery, from human rights to the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple, there was plenty of stroke play in the mighty pen of Justice Chandrachud

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Rafale deal could set a bad precedent

Between the Congress party's 'narrative' and the BJP's 'perception problem' true insights may yet come from the CAG and/or the Supreme Court.

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