Articles by Pragya Singh
Jun 14, 2019
'Collective leadership' for Congress? Rahul's inability to lead, rising regional satraps pose serious challenges for party chiefAfter the latest crisis, Rahul's ability to transform his leadership into a diktat-issuing authority, as his grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi once personified, is in doubt. The assertion within the Congress, this time around, is not coming from a Gandhi family member, but from regional satraps whom Rahul has not been able to control.
Jun 12, 2019
Wary Nitish digs in for the battle of 2020Bihar CM Nitish Kumar wants to pre-empt any attempt by his alliance partner BJP, fresh from its Lok Sabha triumph, to execute a plan for a JD(U)-mukt Bihar
May 29, 2019
Heavy Lok Sabha election defeat must force Congress to re-examine the sort of candidates fielded in Uttar PradeshAfter heavy losses in the Lok Sabha election, the Congress and Rahul Gandhi are being asked to introspect on how to revive the party
May 24, 2019
Naveen Patnaik's thumping return in Odisha is proof that refashioning of a veteran leader's image can bear electoral dividendsNaveen Patnaik did not appear to follow the agenda set by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), nationally or in the state. Instead, he launched a glitzy campaign which saw his photos plastered all over newspapers.
May 23, 2019
Gurdaspur Lok Sabha election results: Sunny Deol leads on strength of urban votes, Akali support and star powerThe BJP candidate from Punjab’s Gurdaspur constituency, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol, is leading his nearest rival, Congress’ Sunil Jhakhar, by a margin of 50,000 votes
May 18, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Shifting voter loyalties in Nitish Kumar's pocket boroughs likely to increase JD(U)’s dependence on BJPNitish is Bihar’s tallest Kurmi leader but his voters are being swayed by the prime minister’s tough-on-corruption and nationalistic image as much as him
May 10, 2019
Lord of Pyres Leads Clan in Modi’s KashiThe Hindu belief that moksha comes only if the body is cremated according to rituals in Varanasi is the source of Jagdish Chaudhary’s power as well as the helplessness of his Dom community
May 06, 2019
In Varanasi, Dawn of the Dalit CapitalistDisillusioned with the poor employment situation, Dalits of Prime Minister Modi’s constituency are turning to business to tide over their precarious economic conditions
May 05, 2019
Lok Sabha polls: In Amethi, Rahul Gandhi's adopted village may become his undoing as many rue neglectWhen expectations are sky high, the fall is equally steep. When Amethi votes on 6 May, a large section of its residents will go to polling booths in a bad mood.
Apr 26, 2019
Amethi's new slogan: ‘Chowkidar sore hai’17 watchmen lost their jobs in 2016, when Amethi’s Tikarmafi IIIT was moved to Allahabad. They have approached the court seeking reinstatement as chowkidars on the BBAU campus