Uri wake-up call for Modi and his team
Uri wake-up call for Modi and his team

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Friday, 23 September 2016

It has been close to a week since Pakistan-backed terrorists attacked the Indian Army camp at Uri. We lost…

Tags: Jammu Kashmir narendra modi Pathankot Uri attack

Surge pricing for train tickets a bad idea
Surge pricing for train tickets a bad idea

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Railway Ministry in its announcement this week introduced surge pricing for all Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi travellers. They, however, left the First AC…

Tags: Duronto indian railways Rajdhani Shatabdi Surge pricing

Ensure women tourists' safety first
Ensure women tourists' safety first

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The culture and tourism Minister struck again with his misogynistic words this week when he said women travelling to…

Tags: mahesh sharma tourists Woman safety

Will PM match his Red Fort speech with deed?
Will PM match his Red Fort speech with deed?

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

On Independence Day, Narendra Modi became the first ever Prime Minister in history to speak continuously for over 90 minutes from the ramparts of Red Fort. He broke his…

Tags: balochistan Dalit atrocities Independence Day speech narendra modi Pathankot Red fort

Who's a patriot? Who's an anti-national?
Who's a patriot? Who's an anti-national?

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your Government when it deserves it–Mark Twain. In India, however, this all important distinction between the…

Tags: aamir khan Kashmir Manohar Parrikar narendra modi

PM's silence on Dalits won't do
PM's silence on Dalits won't do

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Gujarat has been seeing protests by Dalits over the public flogging of a group of Dalits by a cow…

Tags: BJP Congress dalits mayawati PM Modi

Time for reality check in Kashmir
Time for reality check in Kashmir

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

It has been ten days since violence erupted in Kashmir. The recent round of disruption has come after the…

Tags: Kashmir violence

The Myth of Minimum Government, Maximum Governance
The Myth of Minimum Government, Maximum Governance

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The marketing build up to anything that Narendra Modi government does would make any ordinary Indian citizen believe that…

Tags: Acche Din narendra modi NSG Pathankot sadhvi niranjan jyoti Sanjiv Baliyan seoul smriti irani

HRD Minister, you have no value for education
HRD Minister, you have no value for education

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Saturday, 27 February 2016

A lie travels around the world while the truth is getting its pants on. I heard HRD minister speak…

Tags: HRD minister JNU lok sabha narendra modi smriti irani

Rage, rage against the dying of the light
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Friday, 29 January 2016

I write this late, but not late enough, because justice still eludes the family of Rohith Vemula who allegedly…

Tags: abvp Dalit Suicide HRD Minister Smriti Irani Rohith Vemula University of Hyderabad

The buck stops where for the Pathankot attack?
The buck stops where for the Pathankot attack?

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Thursday, 7 January 2016

On 25th December, PM Modi attempted yet another ‘out of the box diplomacy initiative’ with Pakistan by visiting Lahore…

Tags: narendra modi nawaz sharif Pakistan Pathankot attack Priyanka Chaturvedi

Modi govt doesn’t have the strategy to tackle Pak challenge
Modi govt doesn’t have the strategy to tackle Pak challenge

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

In the last ten days India has been witness to some frantic diplomatic activities with Pakistan. India has swiftly…

Tags: HEART OF ASIA India narendra modi Pakistan sushma swaraj

Opposing right to protest during NaMo visits undemocratic
Opposing right to protest during NaMo visits undemocratic

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Monday, 16 November 2015

In most of his foreign visits since past one year PM Modi and his team have left no stone…

Tags: Akhlaque BJP dadri narendra modi Priyanka Chaturvedi

Attack on Kulkarni, Modi’s repeated silence sullies India’s image
Attack on Kulkarni, Modi’s repeated silence sullies India’s image

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

n what has become a norm, yesterday, we saw yet another attack on free speech when the goons of…

Dadri lynching exposes the fault lines in our society
Dadri lynching exposes the fault lines in our society

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Friday, 2 October 2015

A very disturbing incident happened this week in Uttar Pradesh where a father and son in were lynched…

The fault in our stars
The fault in our stars

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Friday, 7 August 2015

The monsoon session of the parliament has seen a faceoff between the Congress and the ruling party ever…

A Vyapar called Vyapam
A Vyapar called Vyapam

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Monday, 6 July 2015

The readers of Harry Potter series would remember how Voldemort was never addressed by name for fear that…

PM Modi ka haath, Lalit Modi ke saath?
PM Modi ka haath, Lalit Modi ke saath?

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Thursday, 18 June 2015

It has been a series of revelations in the entire Lalit Modi-BJP nexus since last Sunday. Every new…

The Suit-Boot governance model
The Suit-Boot governance model

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

In a recent interview to UNI, the Prime Minister stated that Acche Din for the country had arrived…

Cancer of the mind: Profit over Welfare politics
Cancer of the mind: Profit over Welfare politics

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Saturday, 4 April 2015

There are some chapters of your life which you’d want to forget or hope that they just disappear…

Of Duty and Disgust
Of Duty and Disgust

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Friday, 27 March 2015

It started as an election war cry. It started when the opposition party chose to make politics out…

BJP’s Conspiracy of Silence
BJP’s Conspiracy of Silence

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Friday, 20 March 2015

‘Today, in my 86th year, I feel threatened, not wanted, reduced to a stranger in my own country.’…

BJP’s ‘What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive’ moment
BJP’s ‘What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive’ moment

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Friday, 13 March 2015

In a recent chat with a news channel online on my party’s stand on the Land Acquisiton ordinance…

Nothing much has changed on ground
Nothing much has changed on ground

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Thursday, 5 March 2015

The documentary India’s Daughter on Jyoti Singh better known as Nirbhaya’s rape has led to many a heated…

Land Acquisition Ordinance : 2013 Vs 2014
Land Acquisition Ordinance : 2013 Vs 2014

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A week is a long time in politics and this week also was as action packed as ever,…

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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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