Santwana Bhattacharya


Three issues on the beleaguered ‘Central Bureau of Infighting’, as it has been renamed, refuse to die down.

13 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Look where Shah is seated

Usually, whenever Shah walks into the house, those in the front benches of treasury rise up to make space for him.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Shah upset over derailed rath yatra in Bengal

An angry Shah sent stern messages to the state leadership that he would not tolerate such indiscipline.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: KCR's 'National Front’ may seem anti-Congress, but...

Confident that the TRS would pick up 15 of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, KCR is looking at playing kingmaker at the Centre.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: 2019 calendar may showcase PM Modi's healthcare scheme

The debate is: can the government be allowed to do this in an election year? Don’t be surprised if the EC orders them to be covered up!

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Finishing school for Governors?

On the agenda will be the usual fare, higher education, university governance, environment, agriculture, the law and order situation in the various states.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Bachchan patching up with Gandhis?

The 10 years of UPA rule saw the Bachchans move towards the Samajwadi Party, escorted by their now-estranged friend Amar Singh.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Alliance plans for 2019 at over dinner parties?

As regional heavyweights descended on Lutyens’ Delhi in search of new friends and allies for Battle 2019, there was a flurry of dinners.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Nitin Gadkari, the nutritionist

Now that Gadkari is rather conscious of what is to be allowed on the platter, he’s been advising all and sundry on what to eat and what not to.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Dissecting Rahul's 'jadu ki jhappi'

What was supposed to be a celebration of democratic discourse in all its diversity was overtaken by the interpretation of two gestures before ‘the hug’. Angry BJP MPs, including Nishikant Dubey, rushe

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Waiting for this Akbar to be dethroned?

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is the flavour of the season. His legacy is getting a new lease of life, what with the record of the tallest statue going to his name.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Governor Satya Pal Malik 'Fax' paus in the Valley

Malik, who’s never had much administrative experience, except for the junior minister’s post he held in V P Singh’s regime, was thrown into the deep end of the sea here.

06 Jan 2019

Insider-out: Kathua, Unnao put BJP in fix; Manmohan advises Rahul not to venture into CJI Impeachment

The response to Rahul Gandhi’s candlelight march for justice to the rape victims of Kathua and Unnao surprised even Congress leaders, given the short notice.

15 Apr 2018

If Jharkhand goes hungry, New Delhi must know why

In an interview with TNIE, economist Jeanb Dreze says Centre is increasingly taking control of social programmes, but is it committed to them?

05 Nov 2017