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WHEN YOU CAN'T NOT APPLAUD

New Delhi, May 26 -- Claque noun a group of people hired to applaud. USAGE No one thought much of his speech, except the usual claque of party hacks who applauded his every line vigorously. With the... Read More


A FEAST FOR THE SENSES

New Delhi, May 26 -- A silver moon lit the narrow gullies of Old Delhi's Ballimaran that night. In the courtyard of an old haveli, a young man cleared his throat and began reciting: "Hazaaron khwahish... Read More


Lok Sabha elections 2019: Politburo meeting to discuss if Sabarimala affected Left's votes

India, May 26 -- As the Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo is set on Sunday to start its postmortem of the party's performance in the 2019 national polls, a rift in the Kerala unit of CPI(M)... Read More


MODI MUST UTILISE THE BEST IDEAS OF HIS PREDECESSORS

New Delhi, May 26 -- Over the last couple of years, in many conversations, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters expressed concern that with the way things were going, prime minister Narendra Modi a... Read More


THE GENDER AGENDA BEFORE PARLIAMENT

New Delhi, May 26 -- Just 724 women contesting in an election in which 8,049 candidates were in the fray says it all. Women are coming out in droves to vote, outnumbering men in many states, but when ... Read More


THE NEW INDIA BORN FROM MODI'S MANDATE

New Delhi, May 26 -- Who won on Thursday? The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or, more accurately, Narendra Modi? And how should we describe the new India that Modi believes was born from this mandate? T... Read More


How BJP won back Gorakhpur a year after crushing defeat to SP-BSP combine

India, May 26 -- Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was watching television late in the night, after campaigning for the general election had already begun. A woman rooting for Prime Ministe... Read More


How BJP?overcame the Opposition in UP

India, May 26 -- Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was watching television late in the night, after campaigning for the general election had already begun. A woman rooting for Prime Ministe... Read More


CONGRESS FINDS ITSELF IN A FAMILIAR PLACE

New Delhi, May 26 -- The Congress finds itself in a familiar place. And it seems to be reading from an equally familiar, if tired script. Two senior leaders have voiced disagreement with how the campa... Read More


Lok Sabha elections 2019: No adverse report, voter percentage up by 1.03%

India, May 26 -- The election commission has so far not received any adverse report from the states where votes recorded in electronic voting machines were matched with paper trail slips (VVPAT slips)... Read More