Opinion: Karnataka Elections - Key Takeaways For Congress, BJPSanjal Shastri | Saturday May 13, 2023
The two campaign narratives were unique and were built around each party's perceived strengths.
Blog: Karnataka Results Show The Distance Between Delhi And SouthSantosh Kumar | Saturday May 13, 2023
The results of the Karnataka election reminded me of the Netflix series 'Queen Cleopatra'. From what I have seen of the series so far, Pompey and Julius Caesar were rivals fighting over Rome.
Opinion: Karnataka's Thumbs Up For Congress And Lessons For BJPShubhabrata Bhattacharya | Saturday May 13, 2023
The decisive verdict in Karnataka today gives the Congress's workers reason to smile after the state leadership pulled off a win versus the charisma of Narendra Modi.
Opinion: 7 Factors Behind The BJP's Karnataka LossAshutosh | Saturday May 13, 2023
If the BJP was really trying to reinvent itself, it should have found a dynamic leader to inspire not only the party but also the state administration.
Blog: India Is Right To Remain Neutral On Ukraine WarMonjorika Bose | Friday May 12, 2023
India has, by far, managed to navigate the choppy waters well and avoid any significant damage due to the elasticity of its diplomatic relations. In the long run, it may also benefit because of this reason.
Excerpt: When A Parsi Team Pulled Off India's First Cricket VictoryCoomi Kapoor | Thursday May 11, 2023
Exclusive excerpt from 'The Tatas, Freddie Mercury & Other Bawas: An intimate History of the Parsis' by Coomi Kapoor.
Opinion: Ashok Gehlot's Bombshell - A Hit And A MissAmitabh Tiwari | Wednesday May 10, 2023
Gehlot's constant barbs against Pilot can push the party to a split just before the election. Without Sachin Pilot, the Congress may not have it easy in the Rajasthan election.
Opinion: House Pawar's Game Of Thrones May See More Drama YetAshutosh | Wednesday May 10, 2023
Unpredictability is the only predictability about the granddaddy of Indian politics that is Sharad Pawar, who announced his resignation as NCP chief out of the blue, only to take it back three days later saying he can't disrespect his supporters.
Opinion: Afwaah, The Anatomy Of RumoursAnand Mathew | Tuesday May 09, 2023
In our era, in the stranglehold of the internet and information overkill, facts are increasingly being binned for the bizarre, the flashy and the unreal.
Blog: How To Misread Ethnic Violence In ManipurDebanish Achom | Tuesday May 09, 2023
Manipur Meitei-Kuki ethnic violence: The northeast is a massive blind spot for most in the country's media and academia. They unknowingly tend to reduce the complexities of the region into a world-view familiar only to themselves.
Opinion: Will Congress Reap Anti-Incumbency Dividend In Karnataka?Ajay Kumar | Monday May 08, 2023
One of the few proven axioms of Indian electoral politics is that the voter does not deliver an equivocal verdict where there is a clear % present alternative and palpable dissatisfaction with the incumbent. The Karnataka result will be no different.
Opinion: Can Modi's Beneficiary Politics Trump Anti-Incumbency In Karnataka?Gyan Verma | Monday May 08, 2023
The question before the BJP is whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity can turn the tide and rescue the state government as it faces anti-incumbency and allegations of corruption.
Opinion: Dismantling Cantonments, Decolonising India's Public SpacesBibek Debroy, Aditya Sinha | Monday May 08, 2023
By dismantling these cantonments, India reclaims its public spaces, integrates civilian areas with municipal bodies, and signals its commitment to progress toward a brighter future.
Opinion: The Dangerous Lies Of Pakistan's Bilawal BhuttoKanwal Sibal | Saturday May 06, 2023
From Bhutto Zardari's interviews with some Indian journalists it is clear that Pakistan is digging a deeper hole for itself in its relations with India.
Opinion: India's Struggle Within The SCOHarsh V. Pant | Saturday May 06, 2023
India took its eyes off the G-20 these past two weeks, as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) took centrestage, hosting the defence and foreign ministers of the grouping