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  • The free and fair elections of 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir can give birth to new beginnings but only if this chance is not obliterated by the narrowness of power-seeking, writes Barkha Dutt.
  • Kashmiri women stand in queues
    Jan 02, 2015 23:08 IST

    A vacuum can be dangerous, J-K needs a govt for India's sake

    The free and fair elections of 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir can give birth to new beginnings but only if this chance is not obliterated by the narrowness of power-seeking, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
    Dec 19, 2014 21:48 IST

    PM Modi must take a clear stand against motor-mouth MPs

    The word in the BJP is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is angry. We are told that at two consecutive meetings of the party’s MPs, Modi let his displeasure be known to the motor-mouth MPs, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Kashmir
    Dec 05, 2014 21:06 IST

    Haider to hope: Impossible not to be optimistic about J-K's future

    Electoral politics in J-K has given space for soft separatism to be absorbed within the constitutional democratic process, rendering the boycott politics of the past irrelevant, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Robert Vadra
    Nov 07, 2014 23:15 ISTThird Eye

    This is serious: Indian politics moves to being great equaliser

    Any muscle-flexing of power, small or big, is not kosher in a healthy democracy. Politicians still wield inordinate influence; but they no longer enjoy an expiry-free licence for bad behaviour. The shelf life of political entitlements is over, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Akbaruddin Owaisi, Asaduddin Owaisi
    Oct 24, 2014 22:28 ISTTHIRD EYE

    Divide and win: Owaisi brothers reap the benefits

    The brothers may have cause to celebrate, but not India's Muslims. The rise of a party known for its inflammatory politics only reinforces the worst religious stereotypes, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Ceasefire violation
    Oct 10, 2014 23:58 ISTThird Eye

    Pakistan's army is in overdrive

    India's response to repeated ceasefire violations along the LoC must display not just determination but also deftness, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Agartala
    Aug 29, 2014 22:26 ISTthird eye

    When a woman undermines the horror of rape

    The weakest link in the Karthik Gowda case is the woman’s desire to remain married to an alleged rapist. Accusing a man who didn’t marry you as promised or who married you and then dumped you isn't rape, argues Barkha Dutt.

  • Aug 01, 2014 23:12 ISTThird Eye

    The leader who won't lead: Congress' Rahul Gandhi problem

    Rahul Gandhi wants to take apart the Congress’ structure and put his own architecture in place. But where are even the first signs of that process? Barkha Dutt writes.

  • Ved Pratap Vaidik, Hafiz Saeed
    Jul 18, 2014 22:35 ISTThird Eye

    Missing the point: when media made Vaidik news

    It was a week in which more than 200 people were killed in Gaza, in which drought became a threat in India. But if you watched TV news you would think the biggest global crisis was the Vaidik-Saeed meeting, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Commuters arriving
    Jul 04, 2014 22:15 ISTThird Eye

    A world to convince: why a woman can't have it all

    Women who manage boardrooms are still expected to keep an eye on what’s for dinner, whether the linen has been changed and whether the children have completed homework, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • BJP Narendra Modi
    Jun 07, 2014 00:02 IST

    PM’s silence on some issues has certainly been perplexing

    Modi has always argued that the Constitution is his “holy book” and that law is equal for all faiths. Mohsin’s murder is the one moment, where a communicative PM cannot and must not remain either silent or ambiguous, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Narendra Modi, Haryana
    May 23, 2014 22:13 IST

    Modi is lilkely to defy the assumptions of his advocates and critics

    The decision to reach out to the Saarc heads of government, including Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Hasina was the first sign that Modi the PM is set to be very different from Modi the Campaigner, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Narendra Modi
    Apr 26, 2014 00:28 ISTThird eye

    Varanasi is a good place to start Modi’s new political innings

    If Narendra Modi’s new political beginning is to be from Varanasi, he must begin a compassionate dialogue with the Muslims, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • India votes across 91 constituencies in phase three
    Apr 11, 2014 23:20 ISTthird eye

    The citizen is angry, but not as disconnected as before

    Much like how lighting up in public came to be viewed with derision in the West, today in India the single most unfashionable thing you can do is to not vote, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Modi in Assam
    Mar 15, 2014 00:18 ISTThird eye

    It's time Modi shows the strength in softness

    Even if Gujarat CM Narendra Modi believes he was needlessly vilified for Gujarat riots by a hostile media, as PM aspirant, there’s nothing to stop him now from making a more visible attempt at reconciliation.