Prabhu Chawla

Thematic not divisive slogans uplift democracy

Sharp slogans strike the right chord with the public. But a nation as diverse as India needs a slogan which emphasises its diversity, not just nationality

15 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Pygmies seek pedestals with kingmaker complex

It looks like India may get a hung mandate. And random regional leaders are daydreaming
about donning the royal robes in May

08 May 2019

Filmi fascination shrinks ideological relevance in polls

A smorgasbord of over two dozen well-known or little known superheroes, super-zeroes and has-beens are in the current ballot fray.

28 Apr 2019

Unsure leviathans reward defectors to win

If ever there existed a meter to measure political success, it would be calibrated with continuity.

21 Apr 2019

Politics of promises hides pro-rich tax rate

Election 2019 is a sucker’s smoothie that mixes semi-socialism with crony capitalism.

21 Apr 2019

Need dialogue, not diatribe, in Age of Invective

Contradictions have defined India for centuries as an indefinable entity where the past and the present clamour for attention.

31 Mar 2019

Slay dragon terror by choking access to Indian markets

If terror had an MBA, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar would be its marquee brand and the chief sales manager would be Beijing.

17 Mar 2019

Manifesto for India must be moral war for Bharat

The coffers of revenue-starved media houses have been filled in the last ad blitz that boasts of hits and successes.

12 Mar 2019

Use Trump card to tame terror in Pakistan

Donald Trump is the first American president to unambiguously lambast Pakistan in public for failing to contain Islamic terror.

03 Mar 2019

Isolation must to paralyse terror player Pakistan

India should prepare to strike in a manner that would destroy the very idea of ‘Naya’ Pakistan.

24 Feb 2019

BJP aims to minimise Mamata to maximise Modi magic

The BJP’s trademark strategy of Polarize and Pulverize is being unleashed on Mamataland to force voters to choose between minority-positive TMC and pro-Hindutva BJP.

10 Feb 2019

Dole to doldrums is India’s unequal growth story

India is a classic example where power players use bad economics for good politics for harvesting votes during the elections.

10 Feb 2019

RaGa-PriGa duo to revive century-old Brand Gandhi

The political genome of the Indian National Congress is marked with the Nehru-Gandhi imprint.

27 Jan 2019

Dynasty shall rule, but rules have changed

Kid me not, new idioms spruce up old lingo. India’s greying leaders use gravitas as their favourite political pose for commanding respect among friends, foes and frenemies.

20 Jan 2019

From following rules, poll politics is just to rule 

During the heady days of post-Independence nation-building, Indian politics was defined as a battle of beliefs between ideologies and parties.

13 Jan 2019