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BJP: Turning intensity into numbers?

As the respective campaigns of the major political parties gather steam, it does appear that at the level of the overall narrative, the BJP is comfortably ahead of its rivals. Post- Pulawama, it has been able to shed its some of the tentativeness that had begun to creep into its campaign, and is pushing ahead… Read more »

When in doubt, vote against

There are many voters who have already decided who they are going to vote for in the forthcoming elections. For those who have made up their minds to vote for the BJP, the reasons might be many. A strong belief in the leadership of Narendra Modi, a feeling that Hindus need to come together or… Read more »

Towards an Age of Unreason?

“We are writing something that we can no longer read”. This is Kevin Slavin, MIT researcher and author, speaking about the advances made by AI and Machine Learning spoke of how machines were designing solutions to human problems in ways that the human mind could not comprehend. He gave an example of the Chinese game… Read more »

Congress: An old familiar feeling?

Some things in life are quite predictable. Virat Kohli will score centuries. Navjot Singh Sidhu will live from controversy to controversy. The Congress party will find ways to sabotage itself. Of course, for a period, it felt as if the party under a new Gandhi, was taking a more realistic look at the hand that… Read more »

The Romance of the Razai

As the winter slips away, somewhat reluctantly, from amidst us, it is time to revisit one of its primary attractions. The joy of lying snug in bed on a winter morning inside a quilt with a hot cup of tea? There is no feeling as complete or as secure and certainly none where we can… Read more »

The Post-Conflict Scenario?

So where have things come to rest in the India-Pakistan stand-off, if indeed they have come to rest? As others have argued, for the moment it looks like both sides can claim victory in front of their own constituencies, regardless of what really happened on the ground. It is far from clear as to what… Read more »