Opinion: Can India Really Overthrow Visa and Mastercard?

Opinion: Can India Really Overthrow Visa and Mastercard?

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Monday March 14, 2022

Long before the war in Ukraine, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided that international card networks could be used as instruments of statecraft - and that he should channel the rising economic power of his country's 1.4 billion people.

Opinion: PM Starts Gujarat Campaign, Congress In Do-Not-Disturb Mode

Opinion: PM Starts Gujarat Campaign, Congress In Do-Not-Disturb Mode

Swati Chaturvedi | Saturday March 12, 2022

Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, 71, decided to savour the victory in four of five states by launching the BJP's election campaign in Gujarat. Modi is on a two-day visit to hishome turf which will vote towards the end of this year.

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: How Kejriwal Won Punjab - 3 Factors He Recognized And Changed

Opinion: How Kejriwal Won Punjab - 3 Factors He Recognized And Changed

Ashutosh | Friday March 11, 2022

Kejriwal is now a veteran and calculating politician who has weathered many storms, has wisened up enough to know that every state is different and needs different strategies.

Opinion: Why PM Modi Keeps Winning - And Winning Big

Opinion: Why PM Modi Keeps Winning - And Winning Big

Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg | Friday March 11, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party has cemented its grip on national politics with its excellent showing in state elections, particularly in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. The BJP's stranglehold on power in New Delhi

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: The Gandhi Siblings Star In The Party's Horror Story Today

Opinion: The Gandhi Siblings Star In The Party's Horror Story Today

Swati Chaturvedi | Thursday March 10, 2022

Rahul Gandhi, former Congress President, and sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, have ensured that they are a dream Opposition for the BJP.

Opinion: Adityanath Emerges As BJP's Second True Mass Leader

Opinion: Adityanath Emerges As BJP's Second True Mass Leader

Ashutosh | Thursday March 10, 2022

Rather than the colossal collapse of the Congress, the bigger story of the elections undoubtedly is the massive mandate for the BJP and its taking of four of five states.

It Could Be Kejriwal vs Adityanath In 2029 - by Sagarika Ghose

It Could Be Kejriwal vs Adityanath In 2029 - by Sagarika Ghose

Sagarika Ghose | Thursday March 10, 2022

An IIT-educated engineer versus a saffron-clad monk: can Indian politics get a more unlikely yet fascinating contest?

Hijab Row Exposes A Huge Indian Weakness - by Keshava Guha

Hijab Row Exposes A Huge Indian Weakness - by Keshava Guha

Keshava Guha | Tuesday March 08, 2022

The grim likelihood is that for tens of millions of our children, the theft is likely to be permanent - and all we are likely to be able to offer them are free rations and cheap data.

Don't Dilute Message Of Women's Day - by Brinda Karat

Don't Dilute Message Of Women's Day - by Brinda Karat

Brinda Karat | Tuesday March 08, 2022

On March 8 this year, hundreds of millions of women across the world will celebrate the day not having been able to do so for the last two years because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

Opinion: Putin, His Rat And 6 Ways War In Ukraine Could End

Opinion: Putin, His Rat And 6 Ways War In Ukraine Could End

Andreas Kluth, Bloomberg | Saturday March 05, 2022

Nobody knows how Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine will end, but most scenarios range from bad to worse. To grasp them, start by considering what is indubitably the world's most notorious rat.

Blog: What It Took To Cross Over Into Ukraine Amid An Unreal War

Blog: What It Took To Cross Over Into Ukraine Amid An Unreal War

Vishnu Som | Thursday March 03, 2022

It's a fairly desperate situation now across Ukraine. After trying for several weeks, I was finally able to cross over into the war-hit country today.

Opinion: Putin's Aggressive Nationalism Has Run Into A Problem

Opinion: Putin's Aggressive Nationalism Has Run Into A Problem

Rajmohan Gandhi | Wednesday March 02, 2022

The Russian people are paying heavily for one man's sense of grievance.

Opinion: Putin's Nuclear Threat Is Terrifying Even If He's Bluffing

Opinion: Putin's Nuclear Threat Is Terrifying Even If He's Bluffing

Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg | Monday February 28, 2022

All eyes are on the conventional war unfolding in Ukraine. But a very different kind of conflict looms over the conflict. Before invading, Putin staged nuclear weapons drills around Russia's border with Ukraine.