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

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

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

Rahul Gandhi should focus on content as much as photo-ops and sound-bytes
Rahul Gandhi should focus on content as much as photo-ops and sound-bytes

Sandip Ghose

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Just when the nation was beginning to tire of demonetisation-ATM jokes, came along Rahul Gandhi to put the universe…

Tags: BJP Congress Demonetisation narendra modi Rahul Gandhi

With this Opposition, Modi does not need friends
With this Opposition, Modi does not need friends

Sandip Ghose

Monday, 5 December 2016

Let me assure you this is not another blog on demonetisation. The fatigue is so pronounced that people would…

Tags: Demonetisation enemies MODI opposition

Bring Priyanka, save Congress: Back to the past once again?
Bring Priyanka, save Congress: Back to the past once again?

Sandip Ghose

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Just as one was beginning to wonder how would the media sustain the frenetic 24/7 coverage of demonetisation with…

Tags: Congress priyanka

Modi's war on black money has just begun, brace for more
Modi's war on black money has just begun, brace for more

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 10 November 2016

The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most audacious move till date,…

Tags: black money corruption Demonetisation India narendra modi

Tata-Mistry spat raises issues of corporate governance
Tata-Mistry spat raises issues of corporate governance

Sandip Ghose

Monday, 31 October 2016

The Cyrus Mistry saga has been done to death. Normally, fatigue would have set in among both the media…

Tags: corporate governance cyrus mistry ratan tata Tata Rejig tata sons

Will Akhilesh be bold enough to break free?
Will Akhilesh be bold enough to break free?

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The lay voter in Uttar Pradesh is flummoxed by the recent developments in the Samajwadi Party. The Yadav Parivar…

Tags: akhilesh yadav BJP Congress mulayam singh yadav samajwadi party shivpal yadav uttar pradesh

Durga Puja is tacky commerce in today's Bengal
Durga Puja is tacky commerce in today's Bengal

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Durga Puja in Kolkata depresses me. I am probably an odd Bengali, but for me present day Puja celebrations reflect much that is wrong with…

Tags: durga puja dussehra West Bengal

Surgical strike a turning point in Modi’s Prime Ministership
Surgical strike a turning point in Modi’s Prime Ministership

Sandip Ghose

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Much has been said and written about the possible external manifestations of the post Uri retaliatory surgical strike by India, but the potential domestic…

Tags: India Indian army narendra modi Pakistan surgical strikes Uri attack

Pay back Pakistan with interest, but not in rupees
Pay back Pakistan with interest, but not in rupees

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

It has been ten days since the Uri Attacks and much water – and thankfully not blood – has flown…

Tags: army Indian army kozhikode Pakistan sushma swaraj Uri attack

Arunachal harbinger of new politics?
Arunachal harbinger of new politics?

Sandip Ghose

Sunday, 18 September 2016

When Congress outsmarted the BJP to reinstate its own Government in Arunachal Pradesh following the Supreme Court upturning the…

Tags: arunachal pradesh BJP Delhi Prem Khandu sonia gandhi

In time of distress, Kejriwal has abandoned Delhi
In time of distress, Kejriwal has abandoned Delhi

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 15 September 2016

In India, it is not news until it happens in the national capital. They say in the last two…

Tags: aam aadmi party AAP arvind kejriwal delhi aap Kanchan Gupta

Demonising a canonisation
Demonising a canonisation

Sandip Ghose

Friday, 9 September 2016

A social media wit quipped on Twitter that the war over Mother Teresa’s canonisation was not between the ‘Right…

Tags: canonisation mother teresa Rome Saint Teresa

A swing through 3 States shows BJP on upswing
A swing through 3 States shows BJP on upswing

Sandip Ghose

Friday, 26 August 2016

On arrival at Patna Airport on Friday, the notice of prohibition in the State at the entrance of the baggage claim…

Tags: amit shah bhartiya janata party bihar BJP narendra modi nitish kumar patna uttar pradesh

At Town Hall, Modi reasserts his vikas agenda
At Town Hall, Modi reasserts his vikas agenda

Sandip Ghose

Sunday, 7 August 2016

The genius of Prime Minister Narendra Modi lies in always staying two steps ahead of his rivals. While his opponents are…

Tags: BJP development Mann Ki Baat narendra modi Narendra Modi Town Hall address

A dummy's guide to GST
A dummy's guide to GST

Sandip Ghose

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The introduction of Goods and Services Tax, or GST, is arguably the most ambitious tax reform attempted by India since Independence….

Tags: Direct Taxation bill GST

Kathmandu, a friend with benefits
Kathmandu, a friend with benefits

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Most people may not agree. Some may even find it to be a bizarre comparison. But, having lived in…

Tags: Kashmir Kathmandu mehbooba mufti Prachanda

Pakistani kebabs win over Indian liberals
Pakistani kebabs win over Indian liberals

Sandip Ghose

Friday, 22 July 2016

Rajnath Singh did not reveal any great intelligence secret when he mentioned, “Pakistan played a key role in fomenting…

Tags: Burhan Wani India indian liberals jammu and kashmir Kashmir kashmir violence

Do Kashmiris know what they really want?
Do Kashmiris know what they really want?

Sandip Ghose

Friday, 15 July 2016

Resurfacing after his most recent – now famous and frequent – R&R break, when Rahul Gandhi thundered -“Lack of foresight & poor management…

Tags: BJP Burhan Wani Congress jammu and kashmir Kashmir Sandip Ghose

Dateline Nilgiris - Caste Vs Charisma in UP
Dateline Nilgiris - Caste Vs Charisma in UP

Sandip Ghose

Friday, 8 July 2016

Moving decidedly towards the second half of the fifties in life – Vanaprastha beckons. A home in the hills…

Tags: Coorg karnataka Nilgiris Sandip Ghose Tamil Nadu

Dateline Indore: Travel through the land of saffron Poppies
Dateline Indore: Travel through the land of saffron Poppies

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

  The tract from Chittaurgarh in Rajasthan to the adjoining districts of Neemuch and Mandsaur in the Malwa region of…

Tags: BJP madhya pradesh narendra modi Poppy Poppy crops saffron poppy

A period of Dynamic Truce ahead
A period of Dynamic Truce ahead

Sandip Ghose

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The narrative around Narendra Modi and the Modi Government is subtly shifting. Barring a brazen Arvind Kejriwal and a…

Tags: Aam Aadami Party arvind kejriwal BJP India narendra modi

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Can Trump change US or is it just rhetoric?
Can Trump change US or is it just rhetoric?

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 22 January 2017

America’s presidential candidates usually talk of three things — changing Washington, putting America first and putting Americans to work.   The…

Tags: Donald Trump terrorism united states usa

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

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