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Difficult task: “Adding 12.5 million tonnes of stockpile would take at least five 5 years to build.” Picture shows a petrol pump in Mumbai.
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Difficult task: “Adding 12.5 million tonnes of stockpile would take at least five 5 years to build.” Picture shows a petrol pump in Mumbai.

Building on strategic reserve

With the country consuming more than four million barrels of crude a day, the argument for a strategic oil storage project is a no-brainer. »
In search of home: “Intense U.S. bombing around Ramadi could not contain the Da’esh onslaught.” Picture shows displaced Sunni people from Ramadi on the outskirts of Baghdad. Islamic State fighters captured the city in May.

Overcoming a resilient Islamic State

Long-term antidote to IS is not Arab jails and American jets, but the creation of an honest and wide-ranging political dialogue in the region. »
Varun Gandhi

Poetry as inappropriate response to brutishness

Varun Gandhi exudes an image of the thinking man’s politician and talks about the only ideology that can work in India »
Powerful: “Sufi philosophies provide major sources of resistance to Salafist and other exclusionary ideologies.” Picture shows the Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.

The Salafi war on Sufism

A new civil war in Islam is raging between the unarmed Sufis and the Salafis. »
Practical reason: “Mr. Modi doesn’t like rights-based entitlements such as MGNREGA as they cannot be subjected to fiscal tyranny.” Picture shows MGNREGA workers in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

Mr. Modi’s war on welfare

The Modi government is determined to dismantle the two-pronged welfare paradigm. »
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