Opinion: Communication? Congress Doesn't Get It. BJP Does

Opinion: Communication? Congress Doesn't Get It. BJP Does

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Monday May 16, 2022

This was meant to be a piece on the Congress party's Chitan Shivir. But it has become one on why the party has lost its "connection with the people" - these are Rahul Gandhi's words, not mine.

Opinion: The Big Problem With PK's 'Plan' For Congress

Opinion: The Big Problem With PK's 'Plan' For Congress

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Sunday April 24, 2022

Prashant Kishor's grand-but-doable plan to revive the Congress before the 2024 elections requires tons of money.

Opinion: Why The Gandhis Have No Takers Among Voters

Opinion: Why The Gandhis Have No Takers Among Voters

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Saturday March 12, 2022

Rahul Gandhi is a poor politician, an erratic communicator, doesn't understand realpolitik and is insecure about young leaders in the party who could probably do a better job of leading it.

Opinion: Giant Win Aside, Akhilesh Yadav's Result Will Worry The BJP

Opinion: Giant Win Aside, Akhilesh Yadav's Result Will Worry The BJP

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday March 10, 2022

Akhilesh is nipping at the heels of the Modi-BJP. The BJP will not make things easy for him. UP will have to be ready for daily political battles over the next two years.

Opinion: Reading Between The Lines Of Rahul Gandhi's Speech

Opinion: Reading Between The Lines Of Rahul Gandhi's Speech

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday February 03, 2022

Rahul Gandhi is hoping that by promoting the idea of India as a 'union of states', he can position the Congress as the central representative of regional elites.

Opinion: Netaji's Growing Status In Project Political Hindutva

Opinion: Netaji's Growing Status In Project Political Hindutva

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Tuesday January 25, 2022

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has become what the anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss would have called a 'floating signifier' - a sign or an idea whose original content has disappeared, and it can now receive any significance.

Opinion: Another Modi Message To Lutyens' Delhi On Transfer Of Power

Opinion: Another Modi Message To Lutyens' Delhi On Transfer Of Power

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Sunday January 23, 2022

Why did Indira Gandhi choose to erect a memorial to soldiers who had given their lives for the Bangladesh War right under the archway of that monument to the colonial army, India Gate? And why has PM Modi chosen to extinguish its fire and merge it in

Opinion:  Making Sense Of Paytm's Debacle Debut

Opinion: Making Sense Of Paytm's Debacle Debut

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday November 18, 2021

India's biggest-ever IPO has fallen flat on its face on Day 1. Paytm sold shares at Rs 2,150, listed at Rs 1,950 and closed at its day low of Rs 1,560.

Blog: A 'Boom' Is Coming Soon, But Only For The Top 1% Of Indians

Blog: A 'Boom' Is Coming Soon, But Only For The Top 1% Of Indians

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Tuesday October 19, 2021

This coming 'boom' will also be a bubble that will directly benefit the top 1-2% of households in India, and at best have a positive multiplier effect on the top 10%. As always, the remaining 90% will continue to barely keep their nose above water.

Blog: What BJP Hopes To Gain With New Savarkar vs Gandhi Claim

Blog: What BJP Hopes To Gain With New Savarkar vs Gandhi Claim

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday October 14, 2021

It is the beginning of a process to displace Gandhi as the leading figure of the national movement, and make him a dissenting fellow-traveller of Hindutva, who betrayed it at the last moment by agreeing to Partition.

Blog: Why G-23 Cannot Dent The Gandhis For Now

Blog: Why G-23 Cannot Dent The Gandhis For Now

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Tuesday October 05, 2021

The battle between Rahul Gandhi and the G-23 is not just a turf war. It is a battle for personal political survival.

Blog: Why Uday Kotak's Right About India Needing To Print Money

Blog: Why Uday Kotak's Right About India Needing To Print Money

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday May 27, 2021

The money needs to go to those who need it the most, it needs to be spent on sectors that generate the maximum employment. Otherwise, it will end up lining the pockets of the wealthy and increasing India's incredible inequality.

Blog: Why Modi's Tears Scare The Opposition

Blog: Why Modi's Tears Scare The Opposition

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Monday May 24, 2021

The PM's tears will also be understood and internalized by voters, based on the way in which that specific action is communicated to them.

Blog: Congress Has To Quickly Flank RG With Manmohan Singh

Blog: Congress Has To Quickly Flank RG With Manmohan Singh

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Wednesday May 12, 2021

If the Congress wants support from India's ruling elite and a section of the country's big business houses, it will have to ring-fence Rahul with a set of faces that are more acceptable to those who hold money and power.

Blog: Blog: Bengal Sends PM Modi A Huge Wake Up Call

Blog: Blog: Bengal Sends PM Modi A Huge Wake Up Call

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Sunday May 02, 2021

For PM Modi, the West Bengal elections will be a wake-up call. This is a major setback, which has to be tackled immediately.

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