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What will Sharif do now?
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What will Sharif do now?

The Panama verdict will decide how Pakistan handles its leadership problems, says Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, centre, speaks to the media after appearing before a joint investigation team in Islamabad. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters Things are not going too well for the ruling regime in Pakistan, which faces elections in the summer of 2018. Newspapers and civil society are baying for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's blood after he reportedly gave 'evasive' ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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China's 'Great Game' on the Doklam plateau

Suddenly the sands are shifting and even friends are acting strange, notes Aditi Phadnis.. In a Delhi suburb, owners of a restaurant called Yummy Bhutan (where, by the way, you can get 'very tasty Chinese food') could be echoing China's sentiments. Yummy Bhutan is exactly how China is looking at Bhutan. And India has made it quite clear that it doesn't like it. To misquote Princess Diana ('There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded'), there are three in the Doklam ...
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Shivraj Chouhan needs to get his act together fast

The Great Agriculture Story that propelled Shivraj Singh Chouhan to power just won't sell any longer, says Aditi Phadnis.   Is anti-incumbency finally catching up with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan? It is absolutely clear that the chief minister did not expect an attack from farmers -- the very constituency that he has taken so much trouble to nurture through his three terms as chief minister. Farmers might be demonstrating on the streets now. But where would they ...
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Bimal Gurung, the man behind the Darjeeling protests

Gurung is worth his weight in gold to the BJP which is trying hard to make inroads in West Bengal, reports Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Bimal Gurung is the chief executive of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration which has the partial autonomy to run Darjeeling. Photograph: Kind courtesy Bimal Gurung/Facebook West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called in two columns of the army in Darjeeling last week after supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha -- the Bharatiya Janata Party ally that is ...
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Letters: The Left question

With reference to "Can Mamata put aside her Left antipathy?" (May 20) by Aditi Phadnis
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Modi's ministers didn't mind Pranab scolding them

The President may not have agreed with the government on many occasions.Not once was this ever made public though he told off ministers in private, reports Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Pranab Mukherjee has done it all -- from handling finance, the planning commission, commerce, shipping and transport, industrial development, steel and mines in the past, he capped it all by becoming President of India.Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters It was hot, that evening of May 22, 2004, a day before the United ...
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Bengaluru loves Bitcoin!

In the Silicon Valley of India, one can use the cryptocurrency to pay for food, buy bus tickets, order stuff online, and even get a haircut, Aditi Phadnis discovers. IMAGE: You can trade, hold and sell your bitcoins through Unocoin for a 1 per cent commission that the company charges when you convert bitcoins into Indian rupees.Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.   There is nothing about Indiranagar, Bengaluru's middle class suburb, to suggest subversion might be brewing here. Least of ...
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Coal scam: 'CBI is incapable of finding the truth'

'Officers have been made the scapegoat for political failure.''No effort has been made to find out who scuttled the prime minister's decision to introduce competitive bidding and why and at whose instance.' Former coal secretary P C Parakh speaks to Aditi Phadnis about his bookThe Coal Conundrum: Executive Failure and Judicial Arrogance. You were forced to self-publish your latest book which was released last month. Why? What is the background to the coal conundrum in the country? There was an ...
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It will be difficult to fill Hamid Ansari's shoes

'It is to be fervently hoped that a person as rational and brilliant as Hamid Ansari will not be allowed to wilt and simply wither away,' says Aditi Phadnis. He has done his work quietly for 10 years, always speaking his mind, but never in a way that it causes controversy: Hamid Ansari will likely bow out as Vice-President of India and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha in August and India will be the poorer for it. Caste and other factors prevented Ansari's elevation as the Opposition candidate for ...
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What a weakened May means for Indians' business visas to UK

On issues like the extradition of tycoon Vijay Mallya, which was already proceeding slowly, further delays should be expected, says Aditi Phadnis. With a hung Parliament that will make UK Prime Minister Theresa May vulnerable to criticism and attack from within her party, and subject to external pressures as well, India's concerns is its dealings with the UK will likely take a back seat. New Delhi and London enjoy a relationship that ain't broke and needs no fixing. During her India visit in ...
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