Articles by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Jan 05, 2018
Maharashtra violence: In erstwhile cradle of social justice, caste struggles and Hindutva vie for political spaceIn Maharashtra, the tangle of old caste struggles, that historically prevented Hindu consolidation, is being unabashedly countered by Hindutva.
Oct 30, 2017
The Contrarian President: Ram Nath Kovind sticking to his ideals shows he's upholding dignity of postIt is imperative to believe, if only for the dignity of the office he holds, that Kovind chooses words that reflect his views.
Oct 26, 2017
Demonetisation anniversary on 8 November: BJP, Congress take familiar fight into battleground GujaratThe BJP's effort, by going ballistic on 8 November, is to neutralise post-GST and demonetisation negativity by reviving memories of people when they backed scraping of high-value currency notes
Oct 20, 2017
With Ram Mandir unattainable, Yogi Adityanath's Ayodhya visit showcased Ram statue as an 'alternate project'Legal complications and a multitude of parties from both sides will not make the path to build a temple easy. An inability to make progress on the temple would have discredited BJP and Adityanath
Oct 09, 2017
From being the only option to being the best bet, decline in Narendra Modi's following is bad news for BJPNarendra Modi's vacillation stems from the insecurity and the realisation that he is close to missing a chance to consolidate an impressive mandate
Sep 26, 2017
Saubhagya scheme may help BJP in 2019 polls, but is another instance of Modi govt repackaging UPA's ideasSaubhagya will revive the UPA scheme from 2005, leaving Narendra Modi open to the charge that his government has done little beyond repackaging the previous government's schemes
Sep 13, 2017
Narendra Modi accompanying Shinzo Abe to Sidi Saiyyed mosque is an exercise in image makeover for PMIt is not that Modi is repositioning himself dramatically and is on way to becoming a neo-secularist because doing so would risk his core Hindu vote.
Sep 07, 2017
BJP's affair with Twitter trolls: Narendra Modi may call for restraint but party can't distance self from online bulliesArray
Sep 05, 2017
Cabinet reshuffle: MA Naqvi's elevation may please Muslim voters, but Anant Kumar Hegde could play spoilsportThe nascent support for BJP among Muslims may come to a nought with the induction of Hindutva hard liners like Anant Kumar Hegde in the Cabinet
Sep 01, 2017
Demonetisation: Narendra Modi has won the battle of perception; Opposition is barking up the wrong treeInstead of presenting the return of banned noted as proof of failure of demonetisation, it would be better for Opposition to focus on the negatives of the exercise that impacted the people