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The choice is as clear as sunlight: the fight is between totalitarian fascism and secular, democratic pluralism. There is no other option
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Young, resilient Indians will constitute 51 per cent of India’s workforce by the end of this decade. Little drops of water, perhaps, but were they to form an ocean, what a resurgence that could be! Perhaps, from this new platform, RaGa could put his shoulder to the wheel and assist in rehauling India
Ratna Raman Delhi


In Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot is neither down nor out
Girish Nikam Jaipur 

With BJP led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan set to win, for the Congress it is a do or die battle in Madhya Pradesh
Girish Nikam Bhopal 

Face to Face:SY Quraishi
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

The government should not allow old prejudices and corporate rivalries to cloud its judgement on crucial national issues. It has to increase indigenous petroleum and natural gas production and reduce import dependency
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi 

Violence flares in Bangladesh, but will the ‘Battling Begums’ find a way to end the crisis?
Maria Rupa Dhaka 

Spurious charges, flimsy evidence and a biased judiciary have ensured that innocents continue to be prosecuted under UAPA in Madhya Pradesh
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

Talmiz Ahmad, spoke to Hardnews, on the sidelines of the release of his new book. Excerpts…Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

With pundits predicting a hung Parliament, the Himalayan nation may go back to the same state of uncertainty witnessed after the 2008 polls
Kamal Dev Bhattarai Kathmandu   

Alfonso Cuarón’s new film about space lets you in, and gets into your head
Sonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata

The Aam Aadmi Party will cut into BJP votes in the Delhi assembly elections
Souzeina Mushtaq Delhi