articles by Imran Qureshi


MoS Anant Kumar Hegde's 'change Constitution' remark hints at change in reservation policy, fear Dalits

Hegde's statement that "we are here to change the Constitution" has given rise to apprehension among the Dalit communities as well, particularly the educated sections in the urban areas, that the BJP government at the Centre could well change the reservation policy in the country.


South India's Drought Part 1: Five states face severe water crisis made worse by the onset of summer

South India is parched — Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are already reeling under severe drought, and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are on the brink — now the blistering heat waves will put more pressure on the existing water resources.


International Women's Day 2017: How Nalini Shekar transformed the lives of Bengaluru's rag pickers

Nalini Shekar of the Hasiru Dala has transformed how rag pickers are viewed


International Women's Day 2017: P Viji and her fight for women's right to urinate

Viji has a simple message to women: “Be independent and fight against all those who oppress you. I have done it and I would like you to do it, too.”


Sasikala convicted: Meet BV Acharya, the giant-slayer who took on Jayalalithaa and won

BV Acharya, special public prosecutor in the DA case opens up to Firstpost on the battles he has fought for 19 years for justice


SM Krishna's resignation gives Karnataka Congress a fractured image ahead of battle with united BJP

Krishna’s decision has puzzled the closest of his associates, supporters and adversaries. More so, the timing of his decision. In his words, he felt slighted when he was told a couple of years ago that he was not being re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha.


Cauvery issue: Karnataka’s stand does not amount to contempt of SC, says BV Acharya

Senior advocate BV Acharya questions how a two-judge bench can arrogate to itself the power that a three-judge bench when a previous order of the bigger bench already exists.


After cabinet reshuffle, has Siddaramaiah shot himself in the foot?

Ministry reshuffles are, invariably, messy affairs. But, the reshuffle effected in Karnataka by chief minister Siddaramaiah appears to be getting messier.


Uncertainty grips drivers as Karnataka govt battles Uber, Ola

Barring Delhi, no other state has taken on the aggregators.


BJP bets on its best horse: Why the party believes BS Yeddyurappa can ensure a Congress-mukt Karnataka

After being named party president for the fifth time in the last three decades, Yeddyurappa's approach towards attaining his goals in life remain crystal clear.