Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Nationalist economics rises from rural India

Poverty and politics are as inseparable as the Congress party and the Gandhi family.

19 Mar 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Blaming it on RaGa and Congress leaders in la-la land

Even Narendra Modi would have lost had he contested on a Congress ticket”. That succinct summation was by Congressman Sanjay Nirupam, post the 2014 polls.

19 Mar 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Curious case of the $10-million comma

What’s in a comma? About $10 million, it seems.

19 Mar 2017

S Gurumurthy

S Gurumurthy

UP poll results mirror media disconnect with people

More than the exit polls which predicted a BJP lead in the UP polls, it was the satta bazaar, particularly in Mumbai and Delhi, which foresaw Narendra Modi topping 300 seats in the state.

15 Mar 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Needed: poll to find out what India wants

If any further proof was needed of India’s diversity, it came on Saturday.

12 Mar 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Too big to succeed, split up into smaller states

It is springtime—the metaphor for change. This week a new regime will take charge in Uttar Pradesh. Will poll promises get converted, will hope triumph over history? In governance, size does matter an

12 Mar 2017

Soli J Sorabjee

Law of land boomerangs on wilfully disobedient judge

Defiant Justice Karnan: One of the postulates of the Rule of Law is “however high you may be the law is above you”.

12 Mar 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Winners cheer, losers sulk, but what real difference do elections make to our anarchic democracy?

This is a loner’s lament when more than half the country is rejoicing over the BJP’s overwhelming triumph in UP.

12 Mar 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Kejri must rediscover himself to stay relevant

Prophets are frighteningly tragic figures. Like 15th century Florentine Renaissance  preacher Girolamo Savonarola, they call down the wrath of god on the corrupt and the decadent.

12 Mar 2017

R Prithvi Raj

R Prithvi Raj

Ruling, Opposition parties battle-ready for Andhra Pradesh budget session

With YSR Congress eager to corner Naidu and Telugu Desam set to attack Jagan, no one knows whether the Assembly session will transact any business.

05 Mar 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Should the gods be cheaper than a luxury bungalow, cost less than a wedding ? A tale of emperors

K Chandrasekhar Rao is without doubt the most devout chief minister in the country today.

05 Mar 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Intolerance of liberals in nationalist dilemma

Considering Attila tolerant is as historically heretical as comparing Swami Vivekananda to a Jesuit.

05 Mar 2017

Kalyan Chakravarthy

Kalyan Chakravarthy

Let students live their dream, not the American Dream

There is a creeping sense of discomfort among middle-class parents in Andhra Pradesh whose sole ambition is to send their sons and daughters to the US by hook or by crook.

27 Feb 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Akhilesh jumps over dynasty, gives UP new horizons; alas, Rahul can do no such thing in Congress

It’s an unusually long wait for Uttar Pradesh election results.

26 Feb 2017