Articles by Nalini R Mohanty
Jul 30, 2017
Nitish Kumar's Mahagathbandhan exit likely to alienate Pasmanda Muslims in BiharAli Anwar’s revolt against Nitish Kumar’s recent somersault has raised fresh questions about the direction Pasmanda (backward) Muslim politics will take.
Jul 13, 2017
India-US-Japan Malabar exercise is an assertion of New Delhi's independence, foreign policy and self-confidenceThe United States and India have, therefore, a shared objective to contain China. The Malabar exercise is meant to precisely do that, though the diplomatic sophistry describes it as a routine maritime drill.
Jul 06, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Israel visit was high on optics but low on deliveryThere was big hype surrounding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Israel visit; naturally so, as it was the first visit by an Indian prime minister to a country which has earned notoriety worldwide because of the military occupation of Arab territory for half a century.
Jul 04, 2017
SC must make Lodha Committee recommendations judicially enforceable to ensure transparency in BCCIIt is necessary for SC to give a verdict making the Lodha recommendations judicially enforceable by BCCI. If the Apex Court does not take a final call soon, all the good work done by it in the last one year to set the BCCI in order will gradually fritter away.
Jul 03, 2017
Nasim Zaidi pushes for electoral reforms: On his way out, CEC fires shots at govt over transparency, political fundingIn a series of newspaper interviews on Sunday, Nasim Zaidi, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) who retires on 5 July, pointed to a slew of proposed electoral reforms that deserve national attention.
Jun 28, 2017
Byculla Jail violence: Indrani Mukerjea, other inmates should be applauded for standing up to atrocitiesThe charge against Indrani, as made out by the police, is that she learnt from the morning newspapers about the injured inmate's death and informed her fellow inmates.
Jun 27, 2017
Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meet: PM did better than Angela Merkel, but played it safe like Theresa MayWhen Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump on Monday evening (early hours of Tuesday in India), he was the fifth major leader of the world to call on the newly-elected US chief executive since the changeover of power happened in January this year.
Jun 13, 2017
Can we lift the poor out of their poverty by paying them Rs 21 per day? The CEA and the FM think soThe paltry sum of Rs 21 per day would still be a revolutionary gift if it would be given by a sensitive government as an add-on benefit to the poor
Jun 12, 2017
UK Election 2017: While British, US youth lurch Left, India's young stay firmly in Narendra Modi's cornerIt is an indisputable fact that the results of the British general election firmly established the credentials of Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, as a serious contender for prime minister.
Jun 09, 2017
UK Election 2017: Theresa May gambled on snap polls, but failed to do an Indira or ThatcherThe Conservative Party’s rather unspectacular show in the General Election in the UK has shown that Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election has backfired