Sharad Pawar is in the thick of the action, even as he slinks away from a contest himself.
15 Jun 2022
If the Congress has to get out of this morass, it must take a standing leap. A touch of surprise, even the buzz of a minor shock treatment, would not be amiss.
13 May 2022
A state that till yesterday prided itself for being India’s most global corner is poised on the edge of an eruption of tribalism.
25 Feb 2022
Whichever party wins, it’s always the same cola, in a new bottle. Words like ideology would seem to be at risk of dissolving into utter meaninglessness
21 Jan 2022
Democracies, already struggling in a world where consensus is mass-manufactured by online bots, are now explicitly turning into elected monarchies—or worse.
24 Dec 2021
Hate is capital. It can be mined endlessly from the nether regions of online behemoths. Climate catastrophe? What’s that? We are too united in our ways of being hateful to bother about the real world
12 Nov 2021
Rahul seems impatient with Rajiv-Sonia-era politicians. On the other side, the party’s centrists have no patience for his electoral misadventures and experiments with leftism
01 Oct 2021
It was a different kind of birthday for Rahul Gandhi, and the gift he received was a hard-earned one. It was exactly a year ago, on December 11, 2017, that he took over the reins of the Congress.
12 Dec 2018
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi set the terms of the debate with a caustic attack on Modi and followed it up with ba theatrical hug that took everyone by surprise.
22 Jul 2018
What is this history that fells its own chronicler? This presiding ideology that devours its own subject? Which turns a dead body, a silenced voice, into a trophy?
17 Jun 2018
What Yeddyurappa miscalculated and thereby miscommunicated is his ability to garner a majority.
20 May 2018
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
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
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 sunny optimism of Tripura was wiped out for the BJP by demoralising losses in two high-value Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh - Gorakhpur and Phulpur - and one in Bihar, Araria.
15 Mar 2018