Santwana Bhattacharya

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BS Yeddyurappa’s 55-hour long journey as Karnataka Chief Minister

What Yeddyurappa miscalculated and thereby miscommunicated is his ability to garner a majority.

20 May 2018

Vajubhai Vala raises curtains, Yeddyurappa bows out

If only Governor Vajubhai Vala had looked at the numbers -- 104 vs 115 -- a lot of what led up to B S Yeddyurappa’s tearful resignation in the Assembly could have been avoided.

20 May 2018

Insider - Out

Stung by the experience in Karnataka, BJP chief Amit Shah has set his eyes on Puducherry.

20 May 2018

Karnataka polls results 2018: The plot thickens after the mandate

Who won how many seats, the joy and sorrow of victory and defeat, all that was drowned in the speculation on who would form the next government.

16 May 2018

Karnataka polls 2018: Tide turned for BJP, but not to its expectations

His quick-footed move to bury the hatchet with his former mentor HD Deve Gowda gave the Congress, fighting with its back to the wall, another chance in the game.

16 May 2018

Insider-out

The new Tripura CM, Biplab Deb, has indeed brought about a revolution.

13 May 2018

Between Dharma, Yuddha and WiFi

The BJP is genuinely in contention only in 150 of Karnataka’s 224 seats. This is the reason behind the PM’s campaign strategy

12 May 2018

Insider-out

06 May 2018

Left colossus was man of many parts

It’s only in the fitness of things that Ashok Mitra - economist, scholar,  a Leftist thinker, perhaps among the best the country has known — died on May Day.

02 May 2018

Insider-Out

Gurudev Tagore’s Visva Bharati is getting ready for the first visit of the current Acharya (Chancellor), which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to Santiniketan later in May, likely after the panchayat

29 Apr 2018

Survival of the fittest 

Our politicians are fighting great battles of existence. In the midst of this chaotic meltdown, the Karnataka voter has become a side story

27 Apr 2018

The Sidda medicine chest

From being an ‘outsider’ himself, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has managed to push the tag onto others through his shifty politics

06 Apr 2018

Mamata Banerjee’s formula No. 1 for 2019 electoral race: Our one vs their one

For Bihar, the federal front is banking heavily on the RJD on the assumption that Nitish Kumar and his JD-U remains discredited for camp switching.

01 Apr 2018

Insider - Out

The Yogi has been painting UP saffron, quite literally. From the flags fluttering on the CM’s cavalcade to the boundary walls of police stations, everything bears the ‘sacred colour’ of the Gorakhpur

01 Apr 2018

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