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Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta

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Chance to reform, redeem India's distorted electoral fundi...

Illustration: Binay Sinha At the root of all political corruption is electoral funding. It began with the first general election i...

‘Othered’ Muslim in Modi-BJP era: 3 essentials before moun...

Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint With the end of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, M.J. Akbar and Syed Zafar Islam’s Rajya Sabha tenures, Narend...

A car called Congress

Sonia Gandhi opened her Congress’s long-delayed “Chintan Shivir”, or introspection huddle in Udaipur, with a call to reinvent t...

As alternatives to the Congress emerge, the BJP ought to b...

Illustration: Binay Sinha Between the 2009 and 2014 to 2019 general elections, the BJP nearly doubled its national vote share. The more...

Secular Islamophobia

A dominant assertion in the traditional old “secular” circles is that good sense in Indian politics has been bulldozed and Islamophob...

Karnataka, you have a problem

Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka and the engine of India’s start-up and tech entrepreneurship, is also blessed with great weather....

Why the Modi-Shah BJP loses

The headline of this week’s column may seem risqué, but here is why it isn’t. The BJP, since its rise under Narendra Modi and...

Nagaland massacre shows AFSPA is a deadly addiction. Does...

Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint To describe the killings in Nagaland’s Mon district bordering Myanmar merely as unfortunate will be a...

India can’t alienate its 20 crore Muslims, not when Taliba...

Illustration: Manisha Yadav | ThePrint Three diverse but serious voices have emerged over this week to bring the focus back on India’s appr...

Xi has thrown the gauntlet at Modi. He can pick it up like...

As Mao did to Nehru in 1959-62, Xi Jinping has thrown at Prime Minister Narendra Modi the biggest challenge in his public life. Over the next few days...