articles by Anirudh Bhattacharyya

World

Two years on, Jagmeet Singh on a slippery slope

Once Hailed as Trudeau’s ‘worst nightmare’, the New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh has seen his popularity crater, his party is in a bad shape and his first election win is scratchy at best

World

Jaspal Atwal row has turned into farce, continues to cloud India-Canada relations, hits Justin Trudeau's approval ratings

Jaspal Atwal's presence in India and the infamous invite have played a vital role in undermining ties between India and Canada, and even dragged down Trudeau's approval ratings and re-election prospects

India

Justin Trudeau to meet Narendra Modi in Delhi: It will take combined charm of PMs to mitigate bad vibes

By the time Trudeau returned to Delhi, the Khalistan issue was already at a crescendo, with no modifier. And the bad vibes became amplified

World

Canada's Justin Trudeau might be seen as anti-Donald Trump; he doesn't want to appear that way

Trudeau’s courage has a character limit of 140, one he cannot exceed simply because of Canada’s reliance on America.

World

Donald Trump's inauguration speech should worry Modi govt as US protectionism is set to begin

Though Donald Trump's anti-migrant, "America-first", protectionist and anti-Islam stand is not new, they are no longer mere campaign speeches but a preview of how America is going to behave towards the world with Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America, and that should worry all including India

World

As Donald Trump presser showed, media was the biggest casualty of presidential election

If 'post-truth' and 'surreal' were the words of the year, as per a couple of notable dictionaries, the word that defines the transition of America into Trumpland is quite simply 'delegitimisation'

World

Barack Obama's farewell speech underlined his legacy and rejected Donald Trump's rhetoric

outgoing United States President Barack Obama wrapped up his eight-year tenure in the White House with oratory that has defined his political career – rousing and emotive.

World

Barack Obama's scandal-free administration might get dirty with Clinton's email probe

If that does occur, those circumstances will roil either the final two months of Obama’s tenure or the initial period of a Clinton term.

World

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton kept it nasty in the final US Presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were as nasty against each other in the final US presidential debate as they always have been.

World

Donald Trump's rant at US presidential debate was like a zombie uprising on stage

The performance in St Louis will do little to salvage the Trump operation. He ought to know that an edifice built on shoddy material is bound to collapse.

World

The Mike Pence-Tim Kaine 90-minute vice-presidential debate was a crashing bore

If the trolls on Twitter had to pronounce a verdict on the only Vice-Presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle, their reaction is likely to be: Yawn.

World

No knockout blows landed, but Hillary Clinton wins points over Donald Trump in first debate

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, each brought their signature brand of sparring to the ring, and neither managed to land that critical blow.

World

United Nations: A happy shouting ground for Pakistan, it was India's turn to holler back

The United Nations has been a happy haranguing ground for Pakistan. This seems to be the year India has decided to holler back.

World

Hillary Clinton emails: American politics hasn't seen such paranoia since Richard M Nixon

Clinton can thank the Republican Party for gifting her competition in the form of Trump

World

Raja Krishnamoorthi: First-ever Hindu of Indian origin may make it to the US House of Representatives

That’s 43-year-old Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Democratic Party candidate for the 8th district of Illinois, who mulled over that distinction in a conversation, "It’s humbling, I think the Congress will increasingly look like America and reflect the diversity of America and I will hopefully be one part of that."

World

Behind Modi-Obama bonhomie, is a very transactional India-US relationship

When US president Barack Obama exits the White House in January, he will leave behind a foreign policy landscape that has more craters in it than a road in Mumbai after a particularly powerful monsoon season

World

Pramila Jayapal poised to become first Indian-American woman to go to US House of Representatives

Jayapal captured 42 percent of the vote in the primary for the seat to lead the nine-candidate field. In fact, she polled double the votes of the runner-up.

World

Donald Trump's campaign has left the Hindu-American community divided

On Election Day, 8 November, Trump will have overachieved if he captures a quarter of the community’s votes. He is not quite its idol.

World

Donald Trump's message of political incorrectness further bruises his standing

When Trump attacks the system, he bounces; when he attacks individuals, he flounders.

World

Jill Stein, Green Party presidential nominee, could perpetuate Democrats' third-term jinx

Jill Stein could help perpetuate the Democrats’ jinx of not getting three consecutive terms in the White House in the previous 60 years.