Lok Sabha 2024: Jharkhand is Symbolic of BJP’s 'Take No Prisoners' Approach

Soon after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Jharkhand Chief Minister (now former) Hemant Soren, the author wrote a column here describing how the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) treats politics... Read full story

Why Akhilesh Yadav is demanding a probe into Mukhtar Ansari's death

Asaduddin Owaisi jumped into the fray. After achieving some degree of success in Maharashtra and Bihar, UP looks tempting. It is this that has Akhilesh worried. The Samajwadi Party chief took time off from... Read full story

Lok Sabha 2024: Passing Through Ayodhya and Kashi

The author had gone to the Ram Temple and Saryu Ghat at Ayodhya on 15 February at 4.30 am. On 8 March, which was Maha Shivratri, the author went to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh Ghat at 4.30 am. Three similarities... Read full story

Is corruption an issue that really concerns voters?

There really haven’t been too many instances where corruption as an issue has affected an electoral outcome. The co-author has been travelling across India for the last few months. During the course... Read full story

Lok Sabha 2024: How Tejashwi Yadav Has Taken Over the Mantle in Bihar

The moment you enter Patna, there is a sense of relief since you have left Siwan after a four-hour spell of interacting with people about the adventures of the late gangster-politician... Read full story

History Matters | March 1974: When 'Chipko' Became A Global Phenomenon

1974 was a very turbulent year for India. Repeated crop failures had created near famine-like conditions as the food shortage crisis worsened. In a previous column... Read full story

Magnanimity with Pakistan is bad policy

For India, the Pakistan economy is so insignificant and irrelevant that hardly anyone will notice if there is no trade between them. That distressingly familiar narrative is cropping up again... Read full story

History Matters | March 1993: How Dawood Ibrahim Destroyed the Soul Of Mumbai

It was the first in a series of terror attacks targeting innocent civilians in urban centres that caused mayhem and misery in India for 20 long and uninterrupted years. So sustained... Read full story