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Shashi Tharoor on Padmavati: Dangerous when mob restricts free...

In an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor talks about the Padmavati controversy Last Updated at November 25, 2017 12:39 IST Business Standard, 1 month ago

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The sound of laughter is making Modi wary

People are steadily pulling the prime minister off the pedestal where they once placed him, which prompts Karan Thapar to ask if there's a change in the political temperature. You can't have failed to notice the weather is changing. Summer is over, winter is still far away, but there's a touch of autumn in the air. I guess this was at the back of Pertie's mind when he asked if I could also detect the altering political mood in the country. Now, there's no doubt the government is caught in the ...
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Is this how we treat our soldiers?

Whilst politicians promise to uphold the honour and interests of our soldiers, the very opposite is being done, says Karan Thapar. IMAGE: The army's ranking has been systematically lowered since Independence, says Karan Thapar.So much so that the army chief, who commands a force of over a million soldiers, is today considered junior to the attorney general! Photograph: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters Politicians never lose an opportunity to praise our armed forces, none more so than the present prime ...
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Is the PM 'modi-fying' into Trump?

Not only do Modi and Trump's personalities overshadow the high offices they hold, the way they attack people and speak are very similar, observes Karan Thapar.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Am I guilty of an exaggerated comparison or is Prime Minister Modi increasingly seeming Trumpean? I ask this question not by way of intended criticism but as a form of description. Today, we can judge whether it has any factual basis or is just a fanciful idea. First, let me explain what I mean by ...
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Rambo rides again

'From his persistent fuelling of pan-Hindu nationalism to pandering to narrow Gujarati chauvinism, Rambo rides again, using fair means and foul -- and often foul -- to gain the battleground,' says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com If the Gujarat election were a Hollywood movie the fight would go down as a contest between Rambo and 'Mr Zabardast'. It is clear that Narendra Modi, like the Vietnam vet Sylvester Stallone, skilled in aspects of survival, weaponry, hand-to-hand combat ...
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Why a victory for BJP in Gujarat could still be a loss

If the BJP falls sizeably short of the 115 mark -- the seats it won in 2012 -- it will be hard to deny the party hasn't suffered a telling reverse, notes Karan Thapar. IMAGE: A woman gets an electronic voting machine painted on her hair at a parlour to promote voting in the Gujarat assembly election. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters On Monday, December 18, we will know the result of the Gujarat elections. However, as the campaign approaches its climax there is speculation the electoral mood of ...
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Meet the Shashi Kapoor no one knows!

He was Bollywood's beloved star, the Kapoor who could charm the birds off the trees. He starred in both commercial and art cinema. He went international before most actors in India even considered looking Westwards. The demise of the talented Shashi Kapoor marks the end of an era in Bollywood. A couple of years ago, when his eldest son, Kunal, spoke to Patcy N/Rediff.com about his father, he told her, 'In the late 1960s, my father did not have any work. He sold his sports car. Mum ...
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Obama to Modi: Don't divide India on religious lines, cherish your Muslims

(Image tweeted by @narendramodi) New Delhi : As a debate rages over growing intolerance in the country, former US President Barack Obama on Friday disclosed that he had privately told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India must not split on sectarian lines ...
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Rahul Gandhi is no different from Smriti Irani

'We needed Smriti Irani to champion democratic values, but she's chosen to be a coward.''In fact, she has shrunk India's democracy.''Why blame her or the BJP? I can't hear the voices of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.''They lack the guts to stand up in support of Padmavati, Sexy Durga and Nude.''When it comes to defending freedom they are no different,' says Karan Thapar.   The sad story of three films reveals how our claim to be democratic is often hollow. No doubt we hold frequent elections and ...
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