Santwana Bhattacharya

Machines are learning, but so are humans

Both the ruling party and the opposition need to be mindful of the verbal behaviour they encourage, within Parliament or outside

12 Feb 2023

The republic and the parade of RRRs

Covid-19 may have receded, but that verb’s nominalised form—recession—stares at the world. But none of that is stopping us from going all Naatu Naatu with NTR Jr and Ram Charan.

29 Jan 2023

Mt Modi and the lesser peaks, drawn to scale

It would be a folly for the Congress to bask in its Himachal Pradesh victory and not introspect; the Aam Aadmi Party gets wind in its sail with national party status.

09 Dec 2022

Mulayam, with some reservations

Mulayam had been one of its most cussed opponents for years, and his hostility was undimmed. He and Lalu Yadav were standing as the last barriers even on this instance.

11 Oct 2022

Politics as a yatra without end

No consensus can be had on how successful Bharat Jodo Yatra is proving to be.

10 Oct 2022

Ghulam Nabi Azad: The inside man and the exit door

History has been repeating itself in the Congress—as both tragedy and farce at the same time—and the chapter Azad has written is a still-unfolding one.

28 Aug 2022

Names of Farooq, others in play for Opposition President pick

Sharad Pawar is in the thick of the action, even as he slinks away from a contest himself.

15 Jun 2022

One slogan for Udaipur: Carpe Diem

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

Interview with Jean Dreze | 'If Jharkhand goes hungry, New Delhi must know why'

In an interview with TNIE, economist Jean Dreze says Centre is increasingly taking control of social programmes, but is it committed to them?

28 Mar 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

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