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Manish Dubey

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What Media Commentary Is Missing

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Manish Dubey Much of the commentary following the recently concluded elections to Uttar Pradesh’s urban local bodies (ULBs) – involving chairpersonship contests to 16 municipal corporations (MCs), 198 Nagar Palika Parishads (NPPs) and 438 Nagar Panchayats (NPs... More »

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How Godmen Unite—And Divide—Families

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Manish Dubey Godmen attach Bapu, Baba, Guru or Swami to their names for a reason. The titles elevate them to the status of revered figures such as parents, teachers and mentors, and permit a crucial bit of projection: that of themselves as paterfamilias, their... More »

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Why The Songs On The Radio Make Me Feel Old

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Manish Dubey Random adults call me “uncle” nowadays and the offspring of several management school batchmates have started college. Also, my hair’s begun greying, my lower back is occasionally troublesome, hangovers last longer, and Dr B recently warned of nea... More »

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Crafting ‘New’ Congress To Take On The BJP

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Manish Dubey A “New Congress” is needed. The current Congress is at a historical low in terms of morale, credibility and electoral footprint, and the continued flow of Congress leaders to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suggests that even some of its own are ... More »