Opinion: Agnipath - Reform Or Money-Saver?

Opinion: Agnipath - Reform Or Money-Saver?

IP Bajpai | Thursday June 23, 2022

'Agnipath' has certainly lived up to its name. It has ignited flames of discontent among India's youth much like the agitation over farm laws.

Gandhis And Congress - For God's Sake, Go

Gandhis And Congress - For God's Sake, Go

IP Bajpai | Thursday March 24, 2022

If you thought that after the humiliation of 2019, Congress would push to win the next rounds, you are wrong. They failed in Haryana, they did badly in Maharashtra, they were blown away in Assam.

Blog: Punjab - Has AAP Finally Come Of Age?

Blog: Punjab - Has AAP Finally Come Of Age?

IP Bajpai | Saturday February 19, 2022

Punjab is a state where the BJP hasn't mattered much, and the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) matter a lot.

Blog: Angry Voters And Divided Opposition In Goa. Who Will Win?

Blog: Angry Voters And Divided Opposition In Goa. Who Will Win?

IP Bajpai | Saturday February 12, 2022

Our little village in Goa is very quiet, full of nature sounds - birds chirping, dogs barking. The only manmade sounds are church bells at dawn, the honk of the pohawallah, the fishwallah, and the occasional two-wheeler passing by.

Blog: As Western UP Votes, BJP's Fear Factor

Blog: As Western UP Votes, BJP's Fear Factor

IP Bajpai | Wednesday February 09, 2022

Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah has said, will decide the fate of the country. The first phase in UP's richest and most developed region, lying between the great rivers Ganga and Yamuna, could decide the fate of UP.

Opinion: An Insipid Budget That Nobody Will Remember

Opinion: An Insipid Budget That Nobody Will Remember

IP Bajpai | Tuesday February 01, 2022

For the average Anil, there was nothing. No tax relief, no change in tax rates and no suggestion that there would be some in the future.

Blog: Who's Going To Pay For The Budget Goodies?

Blog: Who's Going To Pay For The Budget Goodies?

IP Bajpai | Sunday January 30, 2022

If you look at the pink newspapers, you would believe the budget is like Christmas and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is Santa Claus.

Blog: What's The Rush, Election Commission?

Blog: What's The Rush, Election Commission?

IP Bajpai | Tuesday January 11, 2022

Did the Health Ministry pull the wool over the eyes of the Election Commission last Thursday (January 6) when the commissioners went for a briefing?

Blog: India's Risky Plan Betting On A Mild Omicron

Blog: India's Risky Plan Betting On A Mild Omicron

IP Bajpai | Sunday December 19, 2021

The party is over. Covid is back with a bang and we could be getting into a worse outbreak than summer this year.

Blog: Biden Blew It. Now The Democrats Are In Deep Trouble

Blog: Biden Blew It. Now The Democrats Are In Deep Trouble

IP Bajpai | Thursday November 04, 2021

The Biden Presidential pregnancy lasted the full term of nine months and 16 days. It gave birth to a lame duck.

Blog: One Covid Shot Is No Protection, Cut The Gap For The Second

Blog: One Covid Shot Is No Protection, Cut The Gap For The Second

IP Bajpai | Thursday August 19, 2021

Vaccination and curbs are not going to stop breakthrough cases as no vaccine is 100% effective, but almost all of them, when fully vaccinated, provide very high levels of protection from severe illness and death.

Blog: To Deal With Third Wave, Government Needs To Be More Transparent

Blog: To Deal With Third Wave, Government Needs To Be More Transparent

IP Bajpai | Thursday May 13, 2021

While planning for the third wave, and may be a fourth, we need properly-formulated guidelines that trigger local restrictions without the long political infighting and fear of economic downturn.

Blog: In Uttar Pradesh, BJP Gets A Black Eye

Blog: In Uttar Pradesh, BJP Gets A Black Eye

IP Bajpai | Wednesday May 05, 2021

Should the BJP begin to panic now on account of the panchayat election results in Uttar Pradesh? Has the Covid bug finally bitten the voters in India's most-populous state?

Blog: TINA. We Need Lockdowns

Blog: TINA. We Need Lockdowns

IP Bajpai | Monday April 19, 2021

What a mess we have made. All of our own making. Each one of us has at some point been derelict. Avoided a mask, didn't observe social distance or worse, didn't report or test when we had mild Covid symptoms.

Blog: Covid - Treat The Second Wave As An Emergency

Blog: Covid - Treat The Second Wave As An Emergency

IP Bajpai | Thursday March 18, 2021

Today, as the fear of a second wave engulfs us, it seems we have learnt nothing from how the world wasted February 2020, allowed COVID-19 to spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned yesterday that if we did not act fast, this time rural India could be severely hit and if that were to happen our medical system would collapse.

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