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EC undermined due to weak institutions

In 1980, the Goswami Commission and the EC proposed that the MCC be converted into legislation with punitive powers.

View from Pakistan: Will Taliban endorse new Loya Jirga?

The Taliban should make peace now both with the US and the government when they are so inclined.

A paralysis of thought is marginalising Left

In the 2016 elections that Mamata Banerjee won with a huge majority, the BJP’s voteshare was just under 11 per cent.
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Columnists

The writer is a Delhi-based journalist.
S K Sinha is a retired lieutenant-general. He was Vice-Chief of Army Staff and has served as Governor of Assam and Jammu and Kashmir.
Sunanda K Datta-Ray is a senior journalist, columnist and author.
In his words: "I am just a professional writer, which means I don't do blogs and try and get money for whatever I write."
Sidharth Bhatia is the Founder/Editor of The Wire and writes on politics, society and popular culture. In addition, he is a great fan of rock music.