Madhavan Narayanan

Madhavan Narayanan

The author is a senior journalist
 

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Congress and AAP have gifted advantage to BJP in Delhi

An alliance between Congress and AAP has fallen prey to egos on both sides, giving the BJP a big edge.
 

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Balakot air strike is India's googly response to Imran Khan's in-swinger

There is no doubt that IAF's air strike is pre-emptive, visible, more daring and more open than the 'Surgical Strike 1.0' that took place after the Uri attack in 2016.

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India faces diplomatic challenge as Saudi Arabia and China embrace Pakistan

Even as India reserves the right to secure its territory from attackers and terrorists, it is a lonely game in which it has to walk diplomatic tightropes all around.

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Narendra Modi emerges from Rafale in better shape than Rajiv Gandhi from Bofors

The Rafale deal is nowhere near the murkiness of Bofors, but then, this is not same India. New era decisions will face newer questions.

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Piyush Goyal delivers Budget 2019 with the art of a Chartered Accountant

Piyush Goyal has spun an accountant's trick to balance populism with fiscal prudence.

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Supreme Court verdicts on Sabarimala and Rafale are blessings for BJP

The Rafale ruling helped the BJP with the perception of the urban middle class, while the Sabarimala verdict may have opened up the South.

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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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