Articles by Prakash Nanda
Oct 18, 2017
Yogi Adityanath is right: Taj Mahal was built by sweat of Indian workers, but it remains edifice of exploitationThere is no doubt that BJP MLA Sangeet Som exposed his poor knowledge of history by describing the Taj Mahal as a “blot on Indian culture”. In response, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has reiterated his government’s commitment to not only safeguard and preserve one of the “wonders of the world” but also further promote its fame. However, the Yogi’s remark that the Taj Mahal was "built by the blood and sweat of Indian labourers" has both positive and negative connotations.
Aug 09, 2017
Chandigarh stalking case: Seeking Barala's resignation is unfair; families can't be punished for sins of errant sonsIt would be unfair to implicate Subhash Barala in his son's crime. Did he instigate his son to harass the girl? Or did he try to impede the prosecution? Nothing suggests as yet that this was the case.
Jul 27, 2017
Nitish Kumar’s homecoming is BJP’s loss; may arrest Narendra Modi-Amit Shah onward march in BiharBihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has always risen high in the company of BJP and not the other way round
Jul 13, 2017
Bihar Mahagathbandhan a likely casualty as Nitish's good governance locks horns with Lalu's secularismDuring his 15-year-reign in Bihar between 1990 and 2005, Lalu Prasad Yadav hardly cared about good governance, transparency and the development of Bihar. Corruption was no issue, given his undoubted skills in marketing his Yadav caste.
Jul 12, 2017
Terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims: High time supporters of Kashmiri radicals in India are taken to taskThe inclination towards Islamisation that gathered momentum in the 1990s always saw active participation from the separatists who in turn had the backing from Pakistan and even Indians who were favourable of this trend.
Jul 04, 2017
Narendra Modi leaves for Israel: Netanyahu's balancing act with India, China is a boon for Tel Aviv's interestsBenjamin Netanyahu is trying to keep Israel’s marriage with China and friendship with India's Narendra Modi stable and enduring.
Jun 30, 2017
Sikkim standoff: Beijing should realise Bhutan is as important to India as North Korea is to ChinaThe ongoing face-off between the Indian and Chinese troops over in Sikkim raises questions for both India and China.
Jun 28, 2017
Narendra Modi’s US visit underplayed issues of diaspora; tiptoeing Donald Trump could push away Indian caucusBy underplaying crucial issues that affect the Indian diaspora such as increasing restrictions on visa, Narendra Modi may have pushed away the Indian caucus that has always worked towards India's benefit
Jun 24, 2017
Darjeeling unrest: Gorkhaland movement is a question of identity, not developmentAll these arguments, both in favour of and against the creation of smaller states, do not apply in the case of the proposed state of Gorkhaland.
Jun 22, 2017
Politics over Ram Nath Kovind's ascension as NDA candidate point to importance of presidential postThe race to Raisina Hill is interesting because in Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will like to have a president who shares a common vision