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Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:30:05 GMT

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The India the BJP wants
'A one party-State, with only one kind of Indian,' argues Mihir S Sharma.

Will Modi's dream of 'electricity for all' ever come true?
The need of the hour is to strike a balance between the capability of the conventional and the prospect of the renewable to give a realistic shape to the Prime Minister's vision, says Rajiv Mishra.

Do we need a Budget at all?
'The clubbing of policy announcements in the Budget speech creates policy surprises.'

Can digital India create more jobs than it destroys?
New models of skilling will provide both jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to inspire recipients to capture the jobs or entrepreneurial opportunities they seek and provide them the agency to stay on and improve on their skills on the job, says Ganesh Natarajan.

How a Maratha general defeated the British
Till recently there was no monument to the Maratha victory or the great Maratha General Mahadji Shinde.

'Spiritual' Rajini and 'rationalist' Kamal -- can the twain meet?
Both Rajini and Kamal have to first convince the Tamil Nadu voters that even if they are entering active politics relatively late in life, they are here to stay, and are serious about politics, says N Sathiya Moorthy.

Who knows when Aadhaar will be fixed?
'Apparently the entire biometric database's demographic data is available, which means that every Aadhaar signup is wide open to identity theft.'

Don't judge China with a fossilised mindset
'There is no Buddha or Gandhi among countries, existing for the service of others; they all exist for the good of themselves.'

The Giant Mess Called Aadhaar
'First sold to us as a voluntary scheme for government subsidies, Aadhaar has since sprouted multiple heads and tails, horns, fangs, warts, and a nasty case of halitosis.'

What did the judges achieve?
By raising a banner of revolt against the CJI, the 4 judges have dealt a body blow to the faith of many Indians in the Supreme Court, argues Sudhir Bisht.