The communist government in Kerala has an irrational fear of god
After the Left Democratic Front government’s actions on the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple politically backfired, it is not taking any chances. The Pinarayi Vijayan government’s decision to hold the Thrissur Pooram reflects this reflex
Kerala’s election campaign sets a bad trend
The campaign for the 2021 Kerala assembly election was a wind vane showing how future election campaigns will be fought --- where religion will increasingly be on top of every political party’s agenda
Local Body Elections | Kerala keeps faith in the Left
The BJP has reasons to cheer as it is slowly expanding its footprint in Kerala. The Congress needs to do some serious introspection
Why Rajinikanth’s entry into politics is not exciting news
In the past, Superstar Rajinikanth has never missed an opportunity to procrastinate his entry into politics. So, this time let’s not get excited, and wait till he launches a party and takes the plunge
India of our dreams, and of our nightmares
The burden of societal injustices will weigh on the collective consciousness of the nation and become the dead weight that stifles India’s growth — both as a vibrant democracy and as a roaring economy
Modi’s Independence Day speech reiterates the Aatmanirbhar Bharat motto
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech did not fixate about the challenges India is facing, but, instead, highlighted the opportunities ahead of each Indian
IPL 2020 | Why BCCI must abandon Chinese sponsorship
Popular sentiment is in favour of boycotting Chinese goods, and the government itself has banned Chinese apps and placed greater scrutiny on investments from the middle kingdom. Asking BCCI to reconsider is just a logical step since cricket is more than a game in India
Politics | What the crisis in Congress tells us about Rahul Gandhi and his leadership
Whether it is Rahul Gandhi’s Hamletian indecisiveness or his loneliness as King Lear, it is clear that the Congress needs a decisive and strong leader at its national level to rescue the party from this Kafkaesque nightmare
COVID-19 pandemic | Centre and states must join hands to address problems migrant workers face
When this pandemic has gone, this migrant crisis must be studied to understand the flaws, so that similar mistakes are never repeated, and the State is more sensitive towards problems the unorganised sector faces.
Politics | Delhi violence is a sordid reflection of our collective failure
The ongoing violence in Delhi show that despite our history being scattered with riots at a nauseating frequency, we seem to repeat the same mistakes, again and again.
Politics | Will Congress address the elephant in the room?
Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s anecdote, about Rahul Gandhi’s 2013 ‘tear-the-nonsense-ordinance’ comment, is a reminder of the festering problems the Congress is yet to satisfactorily address.
Delhi Results | Four challenges for AAP in the road ahead
Now that the results are out, Arvind Kejriwal and AAP must unambiguously state their position on the CAA. Riding on a historic mandate, Kejriwal’s decision will crucially influence the future course of the anti-CAA protests.
Delhi Results | Elections in India can be fought and won on the development plank
The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP will have to continue to deliver, the BJP will have to reassess its strategies and the Congress will have to wake up and smell the coffee.
Delhi Elections | Will its polarising pitch help BJP?
The BJP’s campaign messaging seems obsessively focused on Shaheen Bagh, and the unsubstantiated theories that it is orchestrated by the AAP and the Congress.
Mumbai 24X7 | The move will help Mumbai become a maximum city
While the Uddhav Thackeray government deserves praise for understanding the commercial and economic significance of the proposal, it would do well to remember there are many challenges too.
Politics | Congress’ cacophonic concert continues
India needs a principal opposition party and if the Congress is claiming to be that, the least it can do is speak in one voice.
Politics | Why the bypoll victory in Karnataka was crucial for BJP
The Karnataka bypoll results are likely to embolden the BJP about its chances in trying to form the government in Maharashtra. Just like the Congress-JD(S) alliance fell apart in Karnataka, the BJP would now fancy its chances of detecting and exploiting the chinks in the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena coalition government.
Pollution | It’s time we asked: What’s the point of all this development?
It is reassuring to see that when politicians have forsaken the people, the courts in India, including the Supreme Court, have taken up the cudgels.
Politics | The JNU protest illustrates the glaring socio-economic divide in India
Governments at the Centre have seldom been at ease with JNU because of its politically-active and socially-conscious student community.
Politics | Govt must focus on boosting Kashmir’s local economy, now
The stick has been used to good effect, it’s now time to use the carrot .
Assembly Election Results | Face-saver for Congress, embarrassment for BJP
The BJP is set to form the government in Maharashtra and with the help of other parties could even come back to power in Haryana, but the results are not what it expected. It's a wake-up call for the ruling party.
Politics | The assembly elections were a yawn
When almost every exit poll in Haryana and Maharashtra arrives at one conclusion, it’s safe to say that there wasn’t much of a contest. One didn’t really need psephology to say that the BJP will most likely form the next government.
Politics | Why is our self-confidence so brittle?
The Howdy Modi event in Houston was a successful political and diplomatic exercise. Should national pride be attached to it?
New Road Rules | Increased fines are a bitter pill India must swallow
If the government stays firm on its determination to go ahead with the amended traffic rules and if the traffic police implement these rules in the right earnest and in its true spirit, Indian roads will be much safer than what they are today.
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