Articles by Ambikanand Sahay
Jul 10, 2017
Nitish Kumar's clean image at stake, continued silence on CBI raids on Lalu Yadav's properties won't helpBihar chief minister Nitish Kumar can either retain Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav in his cabinet and take a beating to his clean image, or, let the Mahagathbandhan be blown away into oblivion
Jul 08, 2017
Lalu Prasad Yadav has survived scams, court cases: CBI raids may slow him down, not keep him outLalu Prasad Yadav, who is smarting under the onslaught of law enforcement agencies on one hand and his political adversaries on the other, has decided to fight back with all the power at his command? It's because Lalu hasn't lost hope
Jul 03, 2017
Nitish Kumar's press meet slamming Congress shows a fresh political equation has emergedUnderstanding Nitish Kumar’s existentialism in the otherwise turbulent waters of the phenomenon called Mahagathbandhan becomes easier in the backdrop of Jean-Paul Satre’s experience
Jun 29, 2017
Bihar Mahagathbandhan at crossroads: Seasoned Nitish keeps options open as heavyweights like Lalu fight it outSaint Kabir’s message to his fellow man is clear: Beware! Don’t get caught between the wheels of the machine. If you do, you shall be ground to dust. It’s not that Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar hasn’t read Kabir. He is a well-read man. Street-smart too. Little wonder then that he has leaped to safety from the machine.
Jun 24, 2017
Darjeeling on the boil: Protests have made Mamata Banerjee a stronger leader across BengalThe Opposition has been caught wrong-footed completely. They are faced with a dilemma: If they support creation of Gorkhaland, the Bengali masses would turn against them. And if they don't, Mamata Banerjee would get stronger
Jun 21, 2017
Presidential Election 2017: Ram Nath Kovind is BJP's ace in hole for Gujarat polls“Caste may be bad. Caste may lead to conduct so gross as to be called man's inhumanity to man. All the same, it must be recognized that the Hindus observe caste not because they are inhuman or wrong-headed. They observe caste because they are deeply religious”, observed BR Ambedkar, a long time ago.
Jun 13, 2017
Mamata Banerjee wants to rekindle Bengal's glorious past undeterred by the state's troublesome presentUndeterred by the turmoil in Darjeeling, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to be busy pursuing her latest passion: Rekindling the flames of Bengali pride.
Jun 02, 2017
BJP and Opposition gear up for 2019: Will it be Mandal versus Kamandal once again?To understand what’s happening in battleground Uttar Pradesh ahead of 2019 elections in correct perspective, you would do well to recall Martin Luther King Junior’s words of wisdom
May 26, 2017
Saharanpur violence: Bad blood between Dalits, upper castes puts BJP in a catch-22 situationSaharanpur continues to be on the boil with both muscle-flexing Rajputs and equally assertive Dalits locked in a no-holds-barred struggle for one-upmanship at the social level.
May 17, 2017
3 years of Narendra Modi government: Political chaos in UP, Bihar has BJP govt feeling secure about 2019The saffron bandwagon under Narendra Modi is seen merrily galloping towards its 2019 target, and anti-BJP forces appear to be in a state of disarray