Santwana Bhattacharya

Insider-out: With eye on UP Congress reorganisation, Priyanka Gandhi to shift to Lucknow

The other protagonist or antagonist of the absurd drama, Police Commissioner Amulya Kumar Patnaik, has created a record.

13 Jan 2020

The rise of India's angry young women

How are so many young women throwing off the yoke of a disabling system and standing up for what they believe in?

10 Jan 2020


Election results can have a strange impact not just on the popular psyche, but in power corridors as well.

06 Jan 2020

A year that applied for citizenship in history

It’s the year we tossed and turned, but could not settle down. A year that’s ending without reaching the finishing line

30 Dec 2019

Insider-out: After Mamata, now Kejriwal seeks Prashant Kishor's help for Delhi polls

That the North East, particularly Assam, would be on fire over the Citizenship Amendment Act, was expected.

16 Dec 2019

Citizenship Amendment Bill: A million Sitas for the earth to swallow

The fire has shifted to the Northeast. Kashmir will be watching with a bemused eye as troops get redeployed out of the Valley

13 Dec 2019


Just the other day, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar was nearly gheraoed by the media in the Central Hall of Parliament.

09 Dec 2019

Big-ticket bypoll verdict today. Would exit polls get it right in Karnataka?

By Monday evening, the last line will be written to another chapter of Karnataka politics. In fact, by noon it will be clear if the exit polls read the ground right.

09 Dec 2019

Does the name Karnataka ring a bell in the Central power matrix at all?

Karnataka is an orphaned state now. Well, the telephone lines, mobile and static, do work. Children go to schools, the colleges are open.

14 Oct 2019

Prison as national language?

Witness the language of incarceration creeping up on us. Prison terms seem to be a walk in the park now, as casually dispensed as Metro tickets

20 Sep 2019

BJP bruised in semifinal duel ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

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

No-confidence motion: Narendra Modi gains trust, Rahul Gandhi confidence

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

Another chronicler silenced in Kashmir

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

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

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