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Disciplined: Supporters marching to a CPI(M) mass meeting in Kolkata in 2021

Communist Parties In India: No 'Family Business' Please, We Are All Comrades!

Despite leading organisations for over two decades, leaders of Communist parties develop no right over the party. In fact, even general secretaries have been restrained, demoted and expelled.

09 September 2022

Congress ahead of start of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'

Turning Point In Indian Politics: Congress Ahead Of Start Of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'

Rahul Gandhi arrived in Chennai Tuesday night. Ramesh had said Tuesday that the Yatra is a transformational moment for Indian politics and it is a decisive moment for the rejuvenation of the party.


Veteran politician Ghulam Nabi Azad

'Rahul Gandhi Ruined Congress Party': Ghulam Nabi Azad Hits Out At Gandhis

Alleging that Rahul Gandhi hardly ever put effort into the well-being of the party, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that he was highly disapproving of Rahul Gandhi's 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan against PM Narendra Modi during the 2014...


Dynasty, Larger Than Life Netas Deny Second Rung Politicians A Spot In The Sun

Dynasty-driven political parties in India have habitually shunned second rung leaders outside the family. Parties driven by individual personality and charisma too have stymied the growth of younger leaders, often at the...

09 September 2022

Former CM of J&K Mufti Mohammad Sayeed along with his daughter and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti.

Kashmir: Kings, Queens, Knights, And Pawns

The debate over dynastic politics heats up in the UT, as polls for the Assembly seem likely.


Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur

Himachal Assembly Begins Debate On No-confidence Motion Against BJP Govt

Starting the debate on the second day of the ongoing monsoon session, Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri said the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated under the BJP government.

11 August 2022

Discipline Smothers Dissent And Ambition In BJP, But Yogi Begins Ascent To The Top

The past shows that the BJP has several aces up its sleeve when it comes to leadership changes

09 September 2022

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PM Modi Has Introduced New Work Culture So That Public Welfare Schemes Reach All: Jitendra Singh

This new work culture, he said, will become a new norm in Indian politics and the masses will expect every political party to follow the same.

10 July 2022

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05 July 2022
Will Work For The Party: Mithun Chakraborty

Will Work For The Party: Mithun Chakraborty

“I will do whatever I am asked to by the party...", says actor-politician Mithun Chakraborty at BJP Office.


20 June 2022
The Genesis Of Bitterness Between The Thackeray Brothers

The Genesis Of Bitterness Between The Thackeray Brothers

Uddhav Thackeray, perceived as the 'reluctant politician', was anointed the heir to the political kingdom, while Raj Thackeray, the 'involved politician', was...


19 June 2022
'I Am The Biggest Hindu': BJP Leader Hardik Patel | EXCLUSIVE

'I Am The Biggest Hindu': BJP Leader Hardik Patel | EXCLUSIVE

Outlook spoke to BJP leader Hardik Patel and tried to understand why he left Congress and joined the BJP and what his strategy would be in the coming times.


19 June 2022
When Politics Meets Society: Outlook Launches 'Overlap'

When Politics Meets Society: Outlook Launches 'Overlap'

At Overlap, we turn the political lens to both the marvellous as well as the mundane, and look at various intersections and divergences that may appear to...


17 June 2022
Citing 'Overlapping', NCERT Removes Portions On 2002 Gujarat Riots, Emergency, Mughal Courts From Class 12 Books

Citing 'Overlapping', NCERT Removes Portions On 2002 Gujarat Riots, Emergency, Mughal Courts From Class 12 Books

Many of these changes were announced earlier this year when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) rationalised its syllabi in April. Besides schools...


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14 June 2022
Rise Of Khalistani Forces In Punjab A Threat To Himachal Also: Jairam Thakur

Rise Of Khalistani Forces In Punjab A Threat To Himachal Also: Jairam Thakur

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur spoke to Outlook on several issues ranging from the Khalistan challenge in Himachal, Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on the...


07 May 2022
Farewell, Madhav Godbole : What His Life Teaches Us

Farewell, Madhav Godbole : What His Life Teaches Us

Madhav Godbole's life is testimony that honest and efficient civil servants should keep a measured profile and maintain a dignified stance even in adversity


26 April 2022
Over 100 Ex-Bureaucrats Request PM Modi To Call For End To 'Politics Of Hate'

Over 100 Ex-Bureaucrats Request PM Modi To Call For End To 'Politics Of Hate'

"Your silence, in the face of this enormous societal threat, is deafening," the letter said.


20 April 2022
Making And Unmaking Of Cadre Based Party: CPI (ML) In Bihar

Making And Unmaking Of Cadre Based Party: CPI (ML) In Bihar

Left parties in India appear to have largely failed to adapt to the new beast that is electoral politics, which is increasingly being defined by big spending...


18 April 2022
Cadre Blockchain

Cadre Blockchain

Unsung heroes of democracy, the cadres of political parties provide a foundation of tireless, often unpaid legwork and outreach, upon which grand narratives of...


20 March 2022
Politics of Language: How Urdu Slowly Disappeared From Kashmir

Politics of Language: How Urdu Slowly Disappeared From Kashmir

Since it was made the official language in 1889, Urdu has been the language of the Muslim masses. But the abrogation of Article 370, which has stripped Urdu of...


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13 March 2022
Book Excerpt: How HD Deve Gowda Wrestled With Vajpayee And His Mask 

Book Excerpt: How HD Deve Gowda Wrestled With Vajpayee And His Mask 

Vajpayee was about grandstanding; Gowda was about trench fights. One was a Brahmin and another a Shudra, and the perception about them, their refinements and...


11 March 2022
BJP Emerges As Single Largest Party In Goa, To Form Govt With Support Of Smaller Parties, Independents

BJP Emerges As Single Largest Party In Goa, To Form Govt With Support Of Smaller Parties, Independents

As the BJP emerges as the single largest party in Goa, smaller parties and independents are rushing to extend support, despite the fact that it may not be...


08 March 2022
Raje's 69th Birthday Turns Out To Be Show Of Strength Amidst Brewing Factionalism In Rajasthan BJP

Raje's 69th Birthday Turns Out To Be Show Of Strength Amidst Brewing Factionalism In Rajasthan BJP

According to Raje's office, around one lakh people, 50 MLAs and 15 MP's from the BJP, and former MLAs and MP's were present at the rally and other events...


21 February 2022
KCR Goes All Out To Form 'Third Front' To Take On BJP At Centre, Will He Succeed?

KCR Goes All Out To Form 'Third Front' To Take On BJP At Centre, Will He Succeed?

Ahead of the 2024 general elections, Telangana CM KCR has revived his pet 'Third Front' project by meeting several regional satraps. Detractors say he's trying...


15 February 2022
'New Dawn' And Hashtag Politics: Inside TMC’s Digital War-Room In Goa

'New Dawn' And Hashtag Politics: Inside TMC’s Digital War-Room In Goa

It is safe to say that today Digital Media has emerged as the newest election war-room – so much so that many political battles are fought (and won) on...


22 January 2022
Family Feuds In Indian Politics: An Eternal Saga Of Power And Position

Family Feuds In Indian Politics: An Eternal Saga Of Power And Position

From Gandhis and Yadavs to Thackerays and Naidus, dynastic equations have always ruled the political scenario of India predominantly.


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