Blog: It's Kejriwal Vs The Might Of WhatsApp University

Blog: It's Kejriwal Vs The Might Of WhatsApp University

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Wednesday February 05, 2020

Arvind Kejriwal knows this which is why he was so keen to distance himself from the anti-CAA protests. That is why he is so anxious to tell Delhi that he can recite the Hanuman Chalisa. It is an acknowledgement that thanks to WhatsApp University, every battle will now be fought in the arena constructed by the BJP.

Blog: Why Modi's CAB Won't Take Muslim Passengers

Blog: Why Modi's CAB Won't Take Muslim Passengers

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday December 12, 2019

The founding premise of the CAB is that, unlike in the case of Hindus, India is not the natural home of Muslims. It is a thinly-veiled message that Muslims who chose India over Pakistan will be tolerated, but this is not their land.

Blog: PM Modi Needn't Stress About GDP. Here's Why

Blog: PM Modi Needn't Stress About GDP. Here's Why

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Friday November 29, 2019

PM Modi instinctively understands that those affected by the domain of GDP don't vote. Many amongst them are traditional BJP voters and will not switch even if they face economic hardships.

Blog: Rahul Gandhi Needs To Split The Congress Now

Blog: Rahul Gandhi Needs To Split The Congress Now

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Friday November 22, 2019

It is not Rahul Gandhi who is a liability for the Congress, it is the Congress party which is a liability for Rahul.

Blog: Mega Mergers of Banks And What They Won't Solve

Blog: Mega Mergers of Banks And What They Won't Solve

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Saturday August 31, 2019

On a once-busy highway, a clever dhaba-owner sat swatting flies, waiting for that rare trucker. Ever since they had built a bypass, his business had dropped sharply. He had some leftover aloo-gobhi in his fridge, there was some stale paneer masala and a pan of three-day-old dum aloo. Everything was in progressive stages of decay.

Blog: PM Modi, Please Bail Out Car Buyers, Not Car Makers

Blog: PM Modi, Please Bail Out Car Buyers, Not Car Makers

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday August 22, 2019

The Modi government needs to judiciously spend money to generate demand directly. It cannot be left to corporate India to decide.

Blog: Nehru Killed 370 Way Before Modi Buried It

Blog: Nehru Killed 370 Way Before Modi Buried It

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Monday August 12, 2019

The rise of Narendra Modi and the compulsory right-turn of India's polity has been matched by an astonishing amount of myth-making about Jawaharlal Nehru.

Blog: Ravish's Journalism Is Haunting - Including For Those In Power

Blog: Ravish's Journalism Is Haunting - Including For Those In Power

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Friday August 02, 2019

Ravish's success as a seeker and an advocate of truth and the reason for his huge win today with the Magsaysay Award.

Blog: Forget Exit Polls, Liberals Must Explain Why Modi Is No.1 For Poor

Blog: Forget Exit Polls, Liberals Must Explain Why Modi Is No.1 For Poor

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Monday May 20, 2019

Do India's poor really want an enabling economic environment where they can compete for jobs? My answer is - no, they don't.

Blog: The Reason Why Arvind Kejriwal Wanted A Tie-Up With Rahul Gandhi

Blog: The Reason Why Arvind Kejriwal Wanted A Tie-Up With Rahul Gandhi

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Thursday April 25, 2019

The Congress could have had a fighting chance of winning a couple of seats if it had agreed to a tie-up with AAP. But it appears to have decided to play the long game. An alliance with AAP would have ensured Arvind Kejriwal gets a voice inside parliament. The Congress would rather eat into his votes than give the Kejriwal cult another lease of life.

Blog: Dear WhatsApp, Amethi Isn't Risky For Rahul. Wayanad Is

Blog: Dear WhatsApp, Amethi Isn't Risky For Rahul. Wayanad Is

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Tuesday April 02, 2019

Since 2004, Amethi has been Rahul Gandhi's nursery: the seat from where the Congress party has been nurturing its plans for him to become PM.

Blog: Don't Write Off Modi's Speech On Shooting Down Satellite

Blog: Don't Write Off Modi's Speech On Shooting Down Satellite

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Wednesday March 27, 2019

The bigger question is what was the PM trying to achieve? In terms of electoral dividends, the address to the nation was an anti-climax. It raised expectations but delivered very little. If it was intended to seize the agenda back from Rahul Gandhi's NYAY, it was unlikely to work in rural India. Even the urban voter, who opinion polls show care more about jobs and pri...

Blog: Rahul-Priyanka Can Afford To Ignore UP. Look At The Numbers

Blog: Rahul-Priyanka Can Afford To Ignore UP. Look At The Numbers

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Tuesday March 19, 2019

The truth is that Priyanka and Rahul are wasted on UP. The Congress needs about 120-130 seats to be able to lead a multi-party coalition government at the centre. And it doesn't need UP for that.

Blog: Opinion Polls Show Modi Ahead  But Not Because of Balakot

Blog: Opinion Polls Show Modi Ahead But Not Because of Balakot

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Monday March 11, 2019

The three opinion polls that ran on TV channels yesterday said that the NDA will be within striking distance of a majority. However, the numbers were not significantly different from the polls done in January before the airstrikes inside Pakistan.

Blog: Why Modi 2019 Is Not Indira 1971

Blog: Why Modi 2019 Is Not Indira 1971

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Wednesday March 06, 2019

There's no parallel between Indira Gandhi's wave election in 1971 and the coming Lok Sabha polls. Indira was riding on economic populism, Modi is trying to capitalise on anti-Pakistan nationalist fervour. Will war clouds on the western front help him tide over the bad news coming daily on the economic front? If he manages to pull it off, he would have written a brand ...

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