Articles by Ajay Singh
Jun 17, 2018
Thugs of Hindustan: How the lines between the organs of the State and organised crime blurred in IndiaOver the decades, the Indian state has been imitating its intimate enemy — the underworld — and has become much like it.
Jun 13, 2018
IAS lateral entry: The 'crush him, crushed him, found him crushed' school of bureaucracy and why it's nervousIf the government is determined to cut the cobweb of complexity created in governance by bureaucracy in the past, it is a welcome step. The lateral entry of officers from the private sector is apparently such a move.
Jun 08, 2018
Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event: In playing the role of a career politician, former president wasted an opportunityAs a politician with a highly distinguished track record having attained the pinnacle of his vocation, Pranab Mukherjee could have performed on the stage and delivered a memorable exposition -- which he was capable of.
May 30, 2018
Modi and vulnerability of a strong leader: His might is making allies uneasy, helping disparate rivals gang upWhen natural enemies like Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party come together, it is obvious that their interests are bound to clash sooner than later, but by then it would have served its purpose of defeating the BJP.
May 20, 2018
Gaslighting India: Rahul is not Trump, Modi is not a novice and India is not AmericaOf late, it seems like Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been making determined efforts to hone his skills in gaslighting India.
May 18, 2018
Karnataka crisis: Sorry state of affairs, but Congress talking of ethics is like the devil quoting scriptureIt would have been utterly stupid if the BJP let go of this opportunity to form the government in Karnataka even if it entailed imminent defeat of the Yeddyurappa government on the floor of the House.
May 13, 2018
Karnataka polls: Amid mud-slinging, BJP and Congress missed opportunity to discuss drought, corruptionDuring Karnataka polls, there was mud-slinging and allegations, caste equations and mutt visits, histories and histrionics. Thus was lost the opportunity to debate and discuss, once in five years, the issues that matter.
May 12, 2018
Karnataka polls: Big money, data power mark onset of trend to treat voters like mindless robotsThe Karnataka election marks a complete transformation of Indian politics. It is unrecognisable to those who watched candidates slogging day and night.
May 07, 2018
Campaigning for Karnataka polls, Nitish Kumar recalls how fall of socialism led to today's moral muddleThe astute politician that he is, Nitish Kumar is quite aware of the limited scope of his appeal in Karnataka
May 06, 2018
Karnataka elections: Kingmaker aspirant Kumaraswamy will do well to brush up some Sholay dialoguesFormer Karnataka chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy is seen as a potential kingmaker in case of a hung verdict — provided he retains his influence among voters, but his strategy may leave JD(S) with potentially zero seats