articles by Maheswara Reddy


Curious tale of Telangana's 'Mahakutami': Trust deficit, 'lack of discipline' threaten to derail anti-TRS Grand Alliance

As Telangana inches closes to polling day on 7 December, all's not well with the Mahakutami or Grand Alliance of the Congress, TDP, CPI and newly-formed Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) party in the state.


BJP candidate for Ramanagara bypoll L Chandrashekar makes U-turn, returns to Congress two days before polling

In a major embarrassment to BJP's Karnataka unit, L Chandrashekar, stepped away from the election and rejoined Congress, declaring support for JD(S)'s Anitha Kumaraswamy


KCR, after becoming chief minister, forgot those who supported him in Telangana movement, says activist Bandru Vimala

TRS does not want any agitation in state, it wants to project everything alright under its regime in Telangana, says activist Bandru Vimala.


Karnataka polls: Frenemies Congress, JD(S) will find it hard to maintain alliance as cadres hardly see eye to eye

While leaders of both parties resolved their differences after the election results were declared on 15 May to stake claim to form the government, the message did not reach the party cadre in time.


Karnataka Election Result: Mixed bag for party hoppers as many leaders who switched sides ahead of polls taste defeat

A number of political leaders who switched sides ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections had to taste defeat, proving that in politics - loyalty pays.


Karnataka trans people struggle to get mainstreamed in politics, secure voter IDs as parties remain oblivious to their plight

Transgenders are often asked to distribute pamphlets, put up banners, sloganeer and even dance to draw the attention of voters. A major grouse is that they are forgotten soon after the elections are over.


State of urban Bengaluru: Lakhs in slums, burning lakes, incessant traffic; lack of govt support compounds city's infrastructure woes

The infrastructure problems in Bengaluru have gone from bad to worse, with an increasing slum population, deteriorating water bodies and worsening traffic.


Karnataka polls: KPCC chief G Parameshwara says he is willing to be CM, but high command will decide

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dr G Parameshwara says he wants to be the chief minister but will respect the high command's decision.


Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah will pay the price for dividing Lingayats, says HD Deve Gowda

Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda denies any arrangement with the BJP in the event of a Hung Assembly in poll-bound Karnataka.


Darshan Puttannaiah interview: 40-yr-old techie follows in his father's footsteps, hits Karnataka campaign trail

On Friday, thousands of people gathered at Pandavapura stadium in Mandya to wish Darshan Puttannaiah success in the Karnataka election.


Karnataka polls: Dalit activist Chetan Ahimsa calls Siddaramaiah progressive, says Congress doesn't want visionaries

Dalit activist Chetan Kumar aka Chetan Ahimsa takes a jab at Congress criticising the party over not giving opportunities to grassroots workers and those who lack money to spend on elections. Excerpts from the interview


Karnataka polls: AAP intends to put up valiant fight but lack of known faces would make party a 'token presence'

AAP nominees depend on a handful of volunteers and on donations from public and well-wishers to fund their campaigns, but they are not daunted by this.