Articles by Jay Mazoomdaar
May 05, 2014
The many Narendra Modis Bengal will vote for or againstThey follow little Hindi and know nothing of the Gujarat model. But voters in rural Bengal have their own reasons to back or reject Narendra Modi.
Apr 27, 2014
Decoder: How to win Lok Sabha polls the classical Italian wayWhat is the secret Italian connection to Election 2014? No, don’t resurrect the ghost of Quattrocchi. And don’t even think of some mysterious Maino you have never heard of.
Apr 21, 2014
How both Modi and Rahul are likely to lose their 2014 battlesRaGa may not stay relevant in politics or in his party to lead a comeback. NaMo may not get to become the super-PM he so promises to be.
Apr 10, 2014
TMC workers manhandle EC staff as Mamata plays victimA constitutional crisis have been averted in Bengal but the chief minister is not done with attacking the Commission.
Mar 15, 2014
Will it be Mayawati who makes or mars a Third Front this summer?BSP insiders say Behenji is eyeing a 40-plus tally in UP. Such a show by Maya may limit the BJP's national count to 160, and throw the gates open to the possibilities of a third front government.
Mar 10, 2014
India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopardsAssam minister mulls cutting off rhino horns to save them from poachers. Maharashtra lawmakers seek removal of all leopards from Mumbai's Aarey colony to resolve conflict.
Mar 02, 2014
Green clearance: PMO can always step in but not to mess it up furtherOur weak and complicated green clearance norms help neither development nor environment. But instead of making the process simple and robust, the UPA has been busy undercutting it.
Feb 23, 2014
The curious case of Moily, Essar, Hindalco and Mahan coal blockWhy the UPA is desperate to sidestep the Forest Rights Act, one of its flagship achievements, and why a private company moves court to safeguard a sitting union minister
Feb 17, 2014
Why voters should back AAP now, if only to fight it laterIf Delhi was Arvind Kejriwal's stepping stone to national politics, Kejriwal can be India's stepping stone to change.
Feb 03, 2014
Bill Gates is wrong, the rich-poor divide is only getting widerThe former Microsoft boss’s faith in the system that gave him all the money he now spends to fight inequality is perhaps instinctive. But there is ample evidence now that inequality is inbuilt in the capitalist system.