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Sunil Sharan

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Jai Jawan Jai Kisan

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Sunil Sharan At the height of the Maharashtra power crisis, Ahmed Patel, the voice of Sonia Gandhi, met Nitin Gadkari, the voice of the RSS, ostensibly to discuss farmer’s issues in the state of Maharashtra. Now this… via TOI Blog More »

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Maharasthra’s power politics

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Sunil Sharan So with President’s Rule imposed in Maharashtra, Amit Shah has another kitty in his bag. The naked display of power in Maharashtra is spectacular. First things first, in the West, resorts are made so that the common man may enjoy them. In India, t... More »

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Maharashtra’s power politics

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Sunil Sharan So with President’s Rule imposed in Maharashtra, Amit Shah has another kitty in his bag. The naked display of power in Maharashtra is spectacular. First things first, in the West, resorts are made so that the common man may enjoy them. In India, t... More »

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Sonia, do the pragmatic thing

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Sunil Sharan So it’s been more than 10 days since the assembly election results in Maharashtra were declared, and there is no winner in sight. Maharashtra, because it includes the country’s financial capital, Mumbai, is the most… via TOI Blog More »

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A place for NRIs

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Sunil Sharan Today the PM is like a virtual czar of the country. He can carve states into union territories, anoint as their heads who he wants to, all without the slightest peep of criticism from within the Sangh Parivar or without. Abroad he roams like a tit... More »

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Gandhi 1.0 versus Gandhi 2.0

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Sunil Sharan There was a man, Gandhi, who in my opinion is the greatest man who ever lived. Why I call him the greatest is because of his singular efforts, over 3 billion people are free today, having thrown off the yoke of colonialism. Has anyone else done th... More »

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Energy trends and technologies for India

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Sunil Sharan Everywhere you look in the world, including in India, climate inaction is rampant. First, what exactly is climate inaction? Climate inaction is being oblivious to climate change and not taking action to combat it. Just like Donald Trump.   But let... More »

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Ghar Wapsi

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Sunil Sharan Shotgun wants out. The PM didn’t make him a minister, so Shatrughan Sinha became a trenchant critic of the PM. He bolted to the Congress, thinking that the Congress would win and he would finally… via TOI Blog More »

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What will Amit Shah do next?

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Sunil Sharan Union home minister Amit Shah has been firing one bullet after another. Triple talaq, J&K, and now P Chidambaram. The J&K situation is volatile. Shah is tough, and in Satya Pal Malik, he has another tough man governing J&K. The PM just told Donald... More »

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The Bajwa Doctrine

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Sunil Sharan Pakistan’s legitimate ruler, its army chief, General Bajwa, has just got himself an extension of three years of his rule. Why do I call him legitimate? Well, because every aspect of Pakistani society, be it politicians, the media, and even the peo... More »

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Is Pakistan going to attack India?

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Sunil Sharan Kashmir. Pakistan’s jugular vein. Except that it’s a vein that it doesn’t have. Pakistan was stunned when PM Modi of India stripped India’s Kashmir of its autonomy status. Pakistan had always promised action in the course of such an event but all ... More »