Articles by Sreemoy Talukdar
Aug 22, 2017
Utkal Express derailment: The rot in Indian Railways runs deep, can't be fixed with token action against a fewThe high incidence of train derailments points to a rot in the system, the reasons for which are not unknown.
Aug 18, 2017
As Narendra Modi's popularity rises, Opposition hopes may lie with Mamata Banerjee in 2019Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity has reached stratospheric levels, while BJP's juggernaut has screeched to a halt at Mamata Banerjee's doorstep
Aug 17, 2017
US dubs Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit: Washington move will help strengthen India's hand against ChinaIt will be misleading to interpret US' move to designate Hizbul Mujahideen as a 'foreign terrorist organisation' as purely a counter-terrorism initiative.
Aug 17, 2017
India at 70: Rising economy and higher defence spending are key to stronger geopolitical statureThe Ministry of Defence retains its Cold War-era mindset and cannot bring itself up to make quick decisions, hampering India's military operability despite the severe need for upgradation.
Aug 16, 2017
Narendra Modi seeking a 'New India by 2022' in his Independence Day speech shows prime minister is confident of re-electionIn a relatively short 56-minute address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted the citizens several times — sometimes urging them to make sacrifices — to create a 'New India'
Aug 14, 2017
Gorakhpur tragedy: Annual cycle of deaths will continue as nobody wants to address the real issueAs long as govt finds no incentive to treat the poor and media finds no merit in holding the govt responsible, many cases like Gorakhpur will repeat.
Aug 12, 2017
Fifty shades of reforms: Removing sanskari Pahlaj Nihalani just the first step, now end film censorshipPahlaj Nihalani sacked: It is heartening to see the ministry for Information and Broadcast repose its faith in an acclaimed professional such as Prasoon Joshi.
Aug 11, 2017
Enough space for constructive criticism of Hamid Ansari's politics without getting personalHamid Ansari's argument about state's equidistance from religion is fair but he willfully skips the fact that Hindus, more than minorities, have been at the receiving end of state's interference.
Aug 10, 2017
Narendra Modi may make India 'Congress-mukt' in political terms, but discrediting party's legacy will be tougherDoes 'Congress-mukt India' mean the end of a political entity? By this parameter, it has to be said that they have been quite successful. But is Congress only a political entity? Isn't it also simultaneously an ideological fount?
Aug 10, 2017
Ahmed Patel's win sours Amit Shah's Rajya Sabha debut, gives Congress another chance for fightbackAhmed Patel's win may well transfer some steel into Congress in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election. Amit Shah won't be comfortable.