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  • The questions against electoral bonds must not be brushed aside Mar 29, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    The questions against electoral bonds must not be brushed aside

    The anonymity promised by electoral bonds have made it the most popular mode of donations to political parties. The law does not require political parties to mention the names of those contributing through these bonds.

  • The MVA government leads a charmed existence Mar 26, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    The MVA government leads a charmed existence

    Apart from this interplay between former allies the BJP and the Shiv Sena, there have been other undercurrents that brought the MVA government to the brink from which it pulled back just in time

  • Welfare governance and Kerala’s changing politics Mar 25, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    Welfare governance and Kerala’s changing politics

    While much of the focus has been on the BJP and its ability to topple governments in other states, Kerala has been witnessing a quiet revolution in some parts of the state

  • The curious case of inner party democracy in Kerala Mar 22, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    The curious case of inner party democracy in Kerala

    The whip culture in the political system should be done away with, and instead, the more significant ideological debates featuring in the socio-cultural context should be encouraged to maintain the sanctity and survival of the political space

  • Kerala Elections | Can K Muraleedharan retain his giant slayer image? Mar 17, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    Kerala Elections | Can K Muraleedharan retain his giant slayer image?

    Nemom will witness a high-profile three-way fight, where it is expected that the BJP, the Congress and the CPI(M) will bring in the heavy artillery. It is here that K Muraleedharan emerges as Congress’ go-to leader 

  • Success of Rahul Gandhi’s campaign will decide Congress’ future in Kerala Mar 09, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Success of Rahul Gandhi’s campaign will decide Congress’ future in Kerala

    Rahul Gandhi’s extensive focus on Kerala and Tamil Nadu is a good opportunity for him to resurrect his political career by leading from the front — this will not only help the Congress in the south, but will also give it a fresh lease of life in other states

  • Assam Polls | Can NDA repeat its 2016 performance? Mar 09, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    Assam Polls | Can NDA repeat its 2016 performance?

    Assam is bracing for the most interesting assembly polls ever held in the state. The ruling BJP’s 100-seat target could be difficult to achieve. Here’s why 

  • In 2021, can the BJP juggernaut be stopped? Jan 06, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    In 2021, can the BJP juggernaut be stopped?

    There is only one party that can possibly halt the BJP juggernaut: the Congress. But at the moment the grand old party seems frail. Can the Congress resuscitate itself, galvanised by a new leader, or will it relinquish further space to the BJP?

  • Shrinking space and existential threats Congress faces Nov 13, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Shrinking space and existential threats Congress faces

    Apart from major organisational issues, the party has lost its support base among major caste groups in state after state. It never managed to appeal to the growing middle class in the post-liberalisation era or to the youth or women, which would have offset this loss of caste base

  • Bypoll Results | BJP consolidates its position, Congress has reason to worry Nov 10, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    Bypoll Results | BJP consolidates its position, Congress has reason to worry

    The BJP has reason to cheer — the voters have not gravitated away from where they were a year ago during the general elections. The Congress seems to be failing election after election

  • Bihar Elections | How Congress could damage the Mahagathbandhan Oct 15, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Bihar Elections | How Congress could damage the Mahagathbandhan

    The Congress in Bihar is a lifeless entity with a moribund organisation. The audacity of the Congress to wrest 70 seats in the ‘Mahagadbandhan’ is purely on account of its delusions of grandeur

  • Yogi Adityanath’s Big Gamble | Chase conspiracies or address systemic flaws Oct 09, 2020 10:08 AM IST

    Yogi Adityanath’s Big Gamble | Chase conspiracies or address systemic flaws

    By over focusing on the ‘international conspiracies’, Adityanath invites a larger risk of not just global ridicule but failing to use an opportunity to reform the system from within with correctives — if he wishes to be remembered as an able deliverer of social and economic welfare

  • Bihar Elections | LJP’s plans to go alone could cut both ways Oct 07, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Bihar Elections | LJP’s plans to go alone could cut both ways

    LJP’s Chirag Paswan, it is believed, has the backing of BJP’s central leadership, and they expect to win nearly twice the number of seats to the JD(U) and install a more hardliner leader in Bihar

  • Politics | What the crisis in Congress tells us about Rahul Gandhi and his leadership Jul 16, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    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

  • Are high-profile exits from the Congress accidental, or part of a larger design? Jul 15, 2020 11:07 AM IST

    Are high-profile exits from the Congress accidental, or part of a larger design?

    While Sachin Pilot’s future has been speculated ever since Jyotiraditya Scindia made the switch to the BJP, there could be more such exits of young politicians from a rudderless Congress in days to come

  • Gehlot vs Pilot | Congress yet again lets down its young leaders Jul 13, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    Gehlot vs Pilot | Congress yet again lets down its young leaders

    Unlike Jyotiraditya Scindia who decided the timing to pull down Kamal Nath, Sachin Pilot feels Ashok Gehlot has limited his options, knowing well that the numbers in the Rajasthan Assembly favour Gehlot and do not allow a repeat of the Madhya Pradesh-style revolt

  • Politics | Kerala’s political leaders make a mockery of gender sensitivity Jun 26, 2020 03:27 PM IST

    Politics | Kerala’s political leaders make a mockery of gender sensitivity

    Misogynist statements and sexist comments are disturbingly commonplace in Kerala, especially in politics and popular culture. All these point towards a larger malaise in societal Kerala with its high human development indices

  • All knives are out for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections Jun 08, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    All knives are out for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections

    Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat will see a second round of the Amit Shah vs Ahmed Patel bout. BJP has the upper hand in MP, in Rajasthan it is the Congress

  • How deep is the coal mining scam in Assam? Jun 04, 2020 03:26 PM IST

    How deep is the coal mining scam in Assam?

    The BJP-led state government must not only realise the ecological fragility of the Dehing-Patkai Elephant Reserve but also swiftly act to stop any further degradation

  • COVID-19 | Karnataka shows the way how to tackle the migrant crisis May 07, 2020 11:41 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Karnataka shows the way how to tackle the migrant crisis

    If the BS Yediyurappa government implements its policy towards migrants effectively this could give the Centre a template to follow in other states as well

  • COVID-19 | Politics over migrant labours must stop May 05, 2020 02:19 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Politics over migrant labours must stop

    The Opposition must leave the Railways out of its efforts to politicise the migrant workers’ problems

  • Politics | Back as CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has his task cut out Mar 24, 2020 11:21 AM IST

    Politics | Back as CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has his task cut out

    Unlike the faction-ridden Congress, where stability was always an issue, the new BJP government in Madhya Pradesh would predictably be stable. The first hurdle would be the by-elections to 25 assembly seats.

  • Politics | Future tense for Congress and rebels Mar 23, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Politics | Future tense for Congress and rebels

    The Congress will have to become proactive to stop further desertions from the party, boost the morale of its cadre in Madhya Pradesh, and ensure it makes gains in the bypolls.

  • Politics | It’s time to debate on post-retirement sinecures for judges Mar 18, 2020 12:53 PM IST

    Politics | It’s time to debate on post-retirement sinecures for judges

    In 1958, the law commission recommended banning post-retirement government employment for Supreme Court judges because the government was a large litigant in the courts. Perhaps, we should reopen the old debate on this issue.

  • Politics | What will it take for Congress and Rahul Gandhi to decide? Mar 12, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Politics | What will it take for Congress and Rahul Gandhi to decide?

    If Jyotiraditya Scindia felt suffocated enough in the party to switch over to the BJP, the Congress durbaris and the ‘old guard’ too need to share the blame. Rahul Gandhi also needs to share the blame.

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