There can be no closure in Gujarat or for 1984
There can be no closure in Gujarat or for 1984

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Should we be happy (or half-happy) with the court verdict on the Gulbarg Society massacre that left 69 dead…

Tags: gujarat gujarat riots Gulbarg Society massacre narendra modi Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Attacks on African nationals show India has a racism problem
Attacks on African nationals show India has a racism problem

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Walk around – in the evening in this heat please – the Jama Masjid area and venture towards Chitlli…

Tags: narendra modi Racist attacks on Africans

How Modi sarkar should respond to latest ISIS threat video
How Modi sarkar should respond to latest ISIS threat video

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Sunday, 22 May 2016

The latest video in which a few Indian Muslim youth who have joined the ISIS issued threats, is undoubtedly…

Tags: bhartiya janata party India ISIS threat video Islamic State narendra modi

BJP’s Uttarakhand misadventure: Who are the guilty?
BJP’s Uttarakhand misadventure: Who are the guilty?

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged out of its failed expedition to Uttarakhand with a bloodied nose and broken…

Tags: BJP Congress Floor test harish rawat narendra modi presidents rule uttarakhand Uttarakhand Crisis

Why Rao-Manmohan combination succeeded with reforms but Modi can’t?
Why Rao-Manmohan combination succeeded with reforms but Modi can’t?

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 29 April 2016

Manmohan Singh is not Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s favourite politician. Ironically enough, he has found occasions to praise Singh’s…

Tags: manmohan singh narendra modi PV Narasimha Rao

Prez Mukherjee keeps the flag of constitutionalism and pluralism aloft
Prez Mukherjee keeps the flag of constitutionalism and pluralism aloft

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Undeterred by the fact that his repeated emphasis on using legitimate constitutional practises and staying committed to India’s pluralistic…

Tags: constitutionalism Indian civilisation Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay parliament pluralism Pranab Mukherjee

April Fool banaya – pranks too have a place in life
April Fool banaya – pranks too have a place in life

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Like most people, I am a member of a several WhatsApp groups. One of them is a neighbourhood group…

Tags: April Fool Biswajit Fool’s Day saira banu whatsapp

Strange bedfellows: The challenges ahead for BJP-PDP alliance in Kashmir
Strange bedfellows: The challenges ahead for BJP-PDP alliance in Kashmir

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Monday, 28 March 2016

After almost four months Jammu and Kashmir will be having a democratically elected government. The state’s most unlikely government…

Tags: BJP Ghulam Mohammed Shah jammu and kashmir PDP Sheikh Abdullah

Death of a dentist: Why the incident must alarm us
Death of a dentist: Why the incident must alarm us

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 25 March 2016

Yet another person has died because a petty squabble went out of hand and ended up as a senseless…

Tags: Delhi Dentist Dr Pankaj Narang Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Step aside, the govt of Babalogs is at its job
Step aside, the govt of Babalogs is at its job

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 11 March 2016

Indians like Babas. Mothers call their sons Babas. In some parts of India – especially the state where I…

Tags: bahrain Daadhiwalah Baba delhi high court Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay west bank

Why Netaji Bose remains an enigma
Why Netaji Bose remains an enigma

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Monday, 7 March 2016

Seventy five years ago, on one of these days in March 1941, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose embarked on the…

Tags: BJP Congress Netaji papers subhash chandra bose

Budget 2016-17: Team Modi sounds the bugle for 2019
Budget 2016-17: Team Modi sounds the bugle for 2019

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Monday, 29 February 2016

This is the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s budget and not that of his finance minister. Arun Jaitley’s third budget…

Tags: arun jaitley bharatiya janata party Budget 2016-17 narendra modi NDA government

Best for govt. to take cue from Prez on modifying anti-sedition law
Best for govt. to take cue from Prez on modifying anti-sedition law

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Saturday, 27 February 2016

News point or news peg is a jargon which is used with consistent regularity in newsrooms of newspapers, magazine…

Tags: bharatiya janata party India IPC JNU Pranab Mukherjee

Smriti Irani’s behaviour in meet with vice-chancellors was boorish
Smriti Irani’s behaviour in meet with vice-chancellors was boorish

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 19 February 2016

Last Saturday, 13 February, The Telegraph front-paged a report on the day’s events in Jawaharlal Nehru University with a…

Tags: human resource development JNU Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay sedition smriti irani

Jockeying for key electoral positions in UP begins
Jockeying for key electoral positions in UP begins

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 5 February 2016

In the wake of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s electoral rout in Bihar, chief minister, Nitish Kumar mooted the idea…

Tags: Assam bahujan samaj party Mahagathbandhan nitish kumar Rashtriya Lok Dal samajwadi party uttar pradesh

Prudent for BJP to bury Gujarat terror bill
Prudent for BJP to bury Gujarat terror bill

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 29 January 2016

It is time that the Gujarat government abandoned efforts to secure presidential approval for the contentious Anti-Terror Bill or what…

Tags: Anandiben Patel BJP gujarat Gujarat terror bill narendra modi PM Narendra Modi

BJP must go local, shun polarisation in Assam as polls near
BJP must go local, shun polarisation in Assam as polls near

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 22 January 2016

  Out of the four states and one union territory that go to the polls this year, it is only…

Tags: Assam BJP Congress narendra modi uttar pradesh West Bengal

Indo-Pak talks: Take the focus away from headline grabbing exchanges
Indo-Pak talks: Take the focus away from headline grabbing exchanges

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 15 January 2016

On Friday, 15 January 2016 several Indian newspapers proclaimed in the headlines that India and Pakistan had “agreed” to…

Tags: India Masood Azhar Pakistan Pathankot attack TALKS

Parrikar’s ‘pain for pain’ comment makes matters difficult for Modi
Parrikar’s ‘pain for pain’ comment makes matters difficult for Modi

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The seminar was titled ‘Indigenisation of the Indian Army in a Futuristic Context’ but the headlines were created by…

Tags: Manohar Parrikar narendra modi Pain for Pain Pathankot attack

Replacing Aamir Khan with Big B will be a mediocre idea
Replacing Aamir Khan with Big B will be a mediocre idea

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 8 January 2016

There is no direct evidence to suggest that Aamir Khan has ceased to be brand ambassador of Incredible India…

Tags: aamir khan amitabh bachchan Incredible India Intolerance debate

BJP’s Trimurti appear to be firmly in saddle
BJP’s Trimurti appear to be firmly in saddle

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

On Monday, January 5 finance minister Arun Jaitley held pre-budget consultations with trader unions and farmers’ associations to kick…

Tags: amit shah arun jaitely BJP narendra modi

Ram Madhav expressed true Sangh Parivar position, BJP needn’t clarify
Ram Madhav expressed true Sangh Parivar position, BJP needn’t clarify

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Monday, 28 December 2015

Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary, Ram Madhav’s, views on Akhand Bharat may be politically inopportune but is ideological consistent….

Tags: Akhand Bharat bharatiya janata party Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay ram madhav RSS

Bhagwat speak on Ayodhya: again a tool for political advancement
Bhagwat speak on Ayodhya: again a tool for political advancement

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 4 December 2015

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, Mohan Bhagwat, has a penchant for stirring the Hornet’s Nest. He often made statements -…

Tags: Ayodhya bihar election MODI Mohan Bhagwat ram temple rashtriya swayamsevak sangh

Nitish Kumar’s real battle begins now
Nitish Kumar’s real battle begins now

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Friday, 20 November 2015

As he took oath as Bihar’s chief minister for the record fifth time, Nitish Kumar would serve his cause…

Tags: bihar chief minister BJP Jitan Ram Manjhi narendra modi nitish kumar Oath Ceremony RJD

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Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities
Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities

Kanchan Gupta

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What was threatening to turn into a fratricidal war similar to the battles at Kurukshetra that pitted kith versus…

Tags: akhilesh yadav lucknow mulayam singh samajwadi party uttar pradesh

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 
It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 

By Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Call it a well-scripted drama or a choreographed act, there is no denying that Akhilesh Yadav has pulled off…

Tags: akhilesh yadav cycle

Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment
Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment

By Sandhya Jain

Monday, 16 January 2017

After decades of denying rampant discrimination against poor and lower caste converts, the Catholic Church has officially concluded that…

Tags: Christianity Dalit Hindu Community Prevention of Atrocities Act

Kohraa
Kohraa

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 16 January 2017

  This mid-1960s film had everything to redefine the horror genre in Hindi cinema but ended up being a glorious…

Tags: Kohraa

With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too
With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too

By Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 16 January 2017

  Former Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday carrying many tales and secrets…

Tags: Barnala death Surjit Singh Barnala

It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon
It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon

By Aakar Patel

Monday, 16 January 2017

India’s Foreign Minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world’s largest online retailer bend. What happened was…

Tags: amazon Foreign Minister

Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?
Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?

By Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 12 January 2017

This is an age of disruption. And Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is supposed to be the master of…

Tags: AAP CM candidate kejriwal punjab

Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?
Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?

By Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 9 January 2017

    Key Indian financial policy inputs have come from a series of highly qualified US-backed World Bank(WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington think-tank/American academia nominees, for over 25 years…

Tags: arun jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes

Citizens need healthcare more than guns
Citizens need healthcare more than guns

Aakar Patel

Monday, 9 January 2017

I’m writing this from Hertfordshire in England, with a fractured foot. I was bowling when my left foot turned…

Tags: aakar patel healthcare healthcare england healthcare india healthcare UK HOSPITALS IN UK

Inkaar
Inkaar

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 9 January 2017

  This edition of Classic Corner takes a relook at Raj N. Sippy’s Inkaar (1977) that adapted a Japanese original…

Tags: Cinema Obscura Inkaar

No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent
No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent

By Rajesh Singh

Monday, 9 January 2017

Feuds in political families happen all the time. We saw that in Andhra Pradesh years ago after NT Rama…

Tags: AIADMK mulayam singh yadav Yadav

Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal
Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The BJP’s West Bengal strategy since the 2014 Lok Sabha election would leave even its most ardent supporters and…

Tags: BJP CBI Demonetisation mamata banerjee mulayam singh yadav narendra modi trinamool congress West Bengal

Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump
Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump

Divya Kumar Soti

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was a bigger jolt for Pakistan than poll pundits who got…

Tags: Donald Trump Pakistan terrorism united states

2016 has been a year of disruptive change
2016 has been a year of disruptive change

Sandip Ghose

Saturday, 31 December 2016

We are exiting 2016 – with one section of the people feeling mauled and battered and a vast majority…

Tags: 2017 Demonetisation narendra modi NEW YEAR

More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy
More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

No, this isn’t about Modi’s governance; or the 60+ U-turns in a fantasy demonetization series. And certainly not about…

Tags: Ashish Nehra ravichandran ashwin virat kohli yuvraj singh

After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?
After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Since his return from Japan in the second week of November, most rallies where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has…

Tags: currency ban Demonetisation narendra modi tax

George Michael is never gonna sing again
George Michael is never gonna sing again

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 26 December 2016

In the 1990s when George Michael was entangled in a legal spat with Sony music, a case that cost…

Tags: CARELESS WHISPER George Michael Last Chirstmas

In praise of Modi
In praise of Modi

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 25 December 2016

No leader in India and perhaps no other political figure in any modern democracy could have survived the demonetisation…

Tags: BJP Congress narendra modi

Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go
Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

For a record fifth time, an “enemy property” ordinance has been promulgated by Narendra Modi Government, thus week throwing…

Tags: narendra modi Pataudi Taimur Ali Khan

A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?
A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Virat’s team has dwarfed players of Himalayan reputations. But are they even better than The Originals of this millennium?…

Tags: Befikre cricket England India virat kohli

Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code
Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Allahabad High Court’s comments, declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of the rights of Muslim women, has confounded…

Tags: triple talaq Uniform Civil Code

Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes
Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

  These are testing times for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Tipped to step into Sonia Gandhi’s shoes, he is under…

Tags: Congress Rahul Gandhi

Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?
Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?

Rajesh Singh

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Modi Government’s demonetisation decision has aroused the prospects of two political alignments with different timelines. The…

Tags: Congress Demonetisation lok sabha mulayam singh yadav narendra modi nitish kumar Rashtriya Lok Dal samajwadi party trinamool congress

Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure
Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It is next to impossible that the entire rubbished currency will be replaced by the proposed deadline of December…

Tags: Demonetisation narendra modi

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