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OPINION
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Modi Sarkar @Two
 
The BJP is wringing the most out of the Assam victory to put a coat of paint on the thinning Unstoppable Modi mystique

PRARTHNA GAHILOTE

OPINION
All right-thinking citizens should cherish how the PMO is game-changing India, and that too with just watchful eyes and invisible hands
SRIVATSA KRISHNA

LEADER COMMENT
Modi needs to ­­remind himself—or needs to be reminded—that he is the nation’s prime minister, not some lowly rabble-rouser
Not everyone is taken in by the BJP’s publicity blitz to mark its two years in power. In a signed piece titled ‘A Mixed Bag’, MoneyLife editor Sucheta Dalal is scathing about the hype around Modi sarkar.
DEBATE
Governmental India often has a Nehru-Gandhi tag. And the remedy doesn’t lie in aggressive renaming.
PRIYADARSHINI SEN

DEBATE
The Sangh’s idol-making errs not just in ideology, but in basic geography
PRAGYA SINGH

JUMP CUT
There is no quarrel that our first prime minister was a great man.
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SATISH PADMANABHAN

UTTAR PRADESH
Does the new Lucknow building of the Allahabad High Court sit on a pond?
USHINOR MAJUMDAR
UTTAR PRADESH
Did the media and the police play into a cynically polarising game in Ayodhya?
SHARAT PRADHAN
UTTAR PRADESH
And why the BJP’s rival of choice for 2017 is Samajwadi rather than Bahujan
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The former BSF director-general Prakash Singh who headed the inquiry on the violence that raged in Haryana in February talks about the matter
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INTERVIEW
Assam’s first BJP chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on his roadmap to deal with illegal migrants from Bangladesh.
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POLITICS: UPA-II
After falling over an altered CBI report and a railway racket, the Congress sees the Karnataka win as a reason to get up and keep hobbling on
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10 Years Ago
The Indian elephant makes dazzling moves, as we all know by now, but what if the dance-floor itself is tilted? The decades-old shackles are broken and, in a desirable tweaking of cliché, we are giving new meaning to that old slur—the Hindu rate of growth. The India story is creating a brand-new narrative that investors are queuing up to be part of. We're poised to match our world leadership in services by gaining in manufacturing sectors like auto components, pharma. We only need to negotiate the jagged turns on the path and synchronise our moves. Outlook's annual survey...