Opinion: BJP's Dilemma As Himanta B Sarma Waits To Be Chief Minister

Opinion: BJP's Dilemma As Himanta B Sarma Waits To Be Chief Minister

Swati Chaturvedi | Friday May 07, 2021

Himanta Biswa Sarma, 52, is restive, while his MLAs are vocal that after delivering Assam twice to the BJP, it is now their man's turn to hold the top job of Chief Minister.

Opinion: Modi <I>Sarkar</I> Needs To Act Like A Government, Not A WhatsApp Group

Opinion: Modi Sarkar Needs To Act Like A Government, Not A WhatsApp Group

Mihir Swarup Sharma | Thursday May 06, 2021

You know how you get positive coverage? By doing positive things. Address the real problems - oxygen, beds, misinformation. Apparently it hasn't even occurred to the Modi Sarkar that the safest way to more positive stories is by doing a good job.

Opinion: 4 Routes For India Out Of The Covid Crisis

Opinion: 4 Routes For India Out Of The Covid Crisis

K.C. Singh | Thursday May 06, 2021

The question arises whether the top BJP leadership exists in a bubble that neither internal warnings from scientists, or social media posts or stories in respected international journals, penetrate.

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?

Opinion: 4 Big Points On BJP's Poor Result In UP Panchayat Elections

Opinion: 4 Big Points On BJP's Poor Result In UP Panchayat Elections

Swati Chaturvedi | Wednesday May 05, 2021

The results of the recently-held panchayat polls in UP do not look good for the ruling BJP led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Opinion: Opinion: Why Modi-Shah Hyped Bengal So Much - by Yashwant Sinha

Opinion: Opinion: Why Modi-Shah Hyped Bengal So Much - by Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha | Wednesday May 05, 2021

The West Bengal elections would also have been a normal event like the other state elections which were held at the same time, had it not been for the hype created by none other than the Prime Minister and Home Minister of India.

Pandemic Or Climate Change, Government Has Crucial Role To Play

Pandemic Or Climate Change, Government Has Crucial Role To Play

Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg | Wednesday May 05, 2021

It's an oft-repeated warning that poor countries will suffer more from climate change than rich countries.

Opinion: Mamata Is Souring Her Victory With Anti-BJP Violence

Opinion: Mamata Is Souring Her Victory With Anti-BJP Violence

Swati Chaturvedi | Tuesday May 04, 2021

Banerjee needs to publicly call for an end to the violence and demonstrate that she means it.

Opinion: Think Local, Act Local - Regional Bosses Show Their Might

Opinion: Think Local, Act Local - Regional Bosses Show Their Might

Sagarika Ghose | Tuesday May 04, 2021

Anyone who remotely knows Mamata Banerjee is immediately struck by her capacity and tenacity to fight, she is a prize fighter to the core.

India Needs Modi To Work With Political Rivals Right Now

India Needs Modi To Work With Political Rivals Right Now

Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg | Tuesday May 04, 2021

As anyone who has tried to invest in India can tell you, India's states are as distinct from each other as European countries.

Opinion: Modi-Shah Meet Their Match - Federalism

Opinion: Modi-Shah Meet Their Match - Federalism

Mihir Swarup Sharma | Monday May 03, 2021

These assembly elections are a victory for regionalism, yes. But they are also a reminder of why those who care about a federal India need greater unity of purpose if they are to survive.

Q&A: How India Can Find Its Way Out Of Covid Nightmare

Q&A: How India Can Find Its Way Out Of Covid Nightmare

Bobby Ghosh, Bloomberg | Monday May 03, 2021

India is suffering the world's worst Covid-19 crisis. The daily infection rate is more than 300,000; the daily death toll, in excess of 2,000, is very likely an undercount.

Opinion: BJP's Principal Assets - Modi And Shah - Are In Trouble

Opinion: BJP's Principal Assets - Modi And Shah - Are In Trouble

Sudheendra Kulkarni | Sunday May 02, 2021

Much of this criticism will be on account of the BJP's abysmal failure to dethrone Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal.

Opinion: The Defeat Of PM Modi’s Cult Of Personality

Opinion: The Defeat Of PM Modi’s Cult Of Personality

Rajmohan Gandhi | Sunday May 02, 2021

A huge victory for an embattled single woman in a wheelchair who stood for an India and a Bengal for all.

Opinion: Opinion: So, No, Mr Modi Does Not Know How To Sweep Elections

Opinion: Opinion: So, No, Mr Modi Does Not Know How To Sweep Elections

Vir Sanghvi | Sunday May 02, 2021

If the results of the Bengal election force the government to focus more on the pandemic and less on politicking, campaigning and legislator-purchasing then India will have gained. And lives will be saved.