Articles by Ajay Singh
Dec 12, 2018
Lamppost elections in Madhya Pradesh: Despite BJP's organisational machinery, voters chose minion over ruling titanIn Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP and the Sangh Parivar boast of running the most formidable organisational machinery, the BJP's loss is an instructive lesson in political history.
Dec 05, 2018
Bulandshahr violence is culmination of Yogi Adityanath's disregard for law and mainstreaming of fringe elementsYogi Adityanath should know well the universal law of karma: You reap what you sow.
Nov 28, 2018
Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Of frogs, scales and why (upper) caste equations may not worry Shivraj Singh ChouhanWhat makes Shivraj Singh Chouhan's task a bit easier is the clear distinction between the BJP and the Congress: while the former is firing on all cylinders, the latter is awaiting a windfall
Nov 27, 2018
Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Narendra Modi's 1998 experiments in social engineering might save day for BJPModi encouraged a new breed of leadership and goaded the organisaton into expanding its arc of influence to the scheduled castes and tribals whom he regarded as low-hanging fruits. His efforts met with strong resistance from within the BJP’s state leadership.
Nov 26, 2018
RBI vs Centre and CBI vs CBI: Used to weak govts for three decades, bureaucracy has to re-learn working with a strong executiveThe Modi government firmly asserted its right to choose Rajan's successor and brought in Urjit Patel in a seamless transition. But the legacy of the past seemed to have infected Patel who seems to be more eager to play the role of the mentor to the finance ministry than an enabler.
Nov 21, 2018
Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha polls: Voters want to bake bread on the other side; is Shivraj Chouhan’s goose cooked?Shivraj Chouhan has been popular enough to get 13 years on the trot, but that very achievement is his biggest hurdle now
Nov 19, 2018
Madhya Pradesh Assembly election: Closed sugar mills, jaggery sales on highway spell trouble for Shivraj Chouhan in GwaliorMadhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is in the reckoning for a record fourth term in office
Nov 16, 2018
The Brahminisation of justice or why our English-only Supreme Court needs a taste of linguistic democracyThe privilege that English enjoys in the Supreme Court needs to be diluted in order to make its portals accessible to those who speak languages different from the clipped and accented English of foreign-educated but exorbitantly expensive lawyers
Nov 12, 2018
Dhiraj Nayyar’s new book shows Narendra Modi's understanding of markets is in no way inferior to that of his criticsUnlike his peers in academia or financial journalism who run down the Modi government’s demonetisation drive and GST roll out, Nayyar categorises these moves as “radical reforms” intended to benefit the economy in long run
Oct 31, 2018
Narendra Modi unveils 'Statue of Unity': In one sweep, PM ejects Congress to make Sardar Patel BJP's 'own'The fact that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has been dusted off from the record book and refurbished and revitalised as an unparalleled icon of India’s freedom struggle goes to the credit of Narendra Modi and the BJP.