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Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:48:03 GMT

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Should Queen Elizabeth II win the Nobel Peace Prize?
'No one knows whether exposure to the Nobel process would be to her liking, or would benefit her symbolic position above the fray,' says Sunanda K Datta-Ray.

Why the Dalit upsurge threatens the BJP
Modi and Shah can't afford to lose any of the 24 per cent Dalit vote of 2014, says Shekhar Gupta.

The Quad Needs Wind in its Sails
'Chinese dominance reduces India's influence in South and Southeast Asia and erodes its status globally.'

India is profoundly sick and I don't know if it will get better
'When a country's humanity and morality levels are this low, it has a disease so deadly that it could die,' says Mitali Saran.

How Indian Railways fools India
Taking advantage of the indifference of passengers, the Indian Railways routinely indulges in several unfair trade practices, says S Pushpavanam.

Who says the Left is dead in India?
'The Left is dying, but its economic ideology rules, unchallenged.'

Farewell, Babulal
'One of the most important lessons I learnt from Babulal was on stoicism.'

Why India refused to back US on Syria
'How can we forget the hoax perpetrated on the UN and on all of us when it was stated in the security council, no less, that Iraq had nuclear weapons?' recalls Ambassador B S Prakash.

Marxists ready for the Battle of 2019
'All-India alliances are not the priority today.'

Bharat Ki Baat: What a Surreal Event!
'From the evidently pre-selected questions to the promotional slides on a screen redolent of the official audio-visual department, the choreography was palpably intended to present the prime minister in as good a light as possible in a 'safe' environment insulated from uncomfortable questions,' says Amulya Ganguli.