Calf slaughter act gives no score to Kerala Youth Congress, it's a blemish on Indian democracy
The recent slaughter of a hapless calf in Kannur by members of the Kerala Youth Congress is a watershed moment of sorts for Indian society and democracy
CBI raids Chidambarams' homes: Seeing anti-corruption crackdown as political vendetta is wrong
it was truly P Chidambaram who stood out as a separate power centre in his own right with his deft understanding of and manoeuvring around the said inner circle of the Congress.
Merger of AIADMK factions and purge of TTV Dinakaran: Is this the end of road for Sasikala?
With the purge of Dinakaran and talks of Panneerselvam & Palaniswamy coming together, camp Sasikala's dominance is set to end sooner than later.
Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death: Farcical verdict proves India's 'new' Pakistan policy is working
Pakistan sentencing Kulbhushan Jadhav to death in a farcical trial resoundingly demonstrates the success of India’s new policy towards its neighbour.
Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister: Slanted reportage shows media's bankruptcy of thought
In all this discourse, the crucial missing element is a dispassionate and objective analysis of Yogi Adityanath’s political and ideological record going beyond a superficial branding exercise.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: The charge of the Modi Brigade is a prequel to a promising 2019
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed for a three-fourths majority in the Uttar Pradesh assembly underscores yet again the fact that the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah combine plays to win and win big.
Ramjas College row: Gurmehar Kaur's foolhardy activism shows erosion of idealism in education
This isn't to absolve Gurmehar Kaur's foolhardy activism but to shine the spotlight on people like Shashi Tharoor who, we assumed, knew better but intentionally chose to travel the ignoble road
UP Election 2017: Why BJP's rhetoric around Ram Temple is mere electoral tokenism
In the ongoing Assembly elections, the BJP seems to have exhausted the vote-fetching potential of the Ram Temple agenda pan-Uttar Pradesh.
Maharashtra civic polls: BJP's new hold on state has made it 'Congress-mukt', but it's Shiv Sena that's humiliated
The Maharashtra Assembly election was typically regarded as a four-cornered fight between the Congress, NCP, BJP, and the Shiv Sena.
UP Election 2017: Priyanka Vadra is no star-campaigner, but Congress’ crutch to save it from Rahul Gandhi
Is mind-boggling when Priyanka is described as a “star campaigner” given the minuscule number of times she has actually campaigned or the fact that she’s made absolutely no mark on any campaign trail
Kannadigas to get 100% reservation: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah sets dangerous precedent
Karnataka labour department released the draft amendments which gave reservation for Kannadigas in private sector industies across the state.
Demonetisation effect: Have patience, major moves don't show immediate results
Forty-one days later, demonetisation still occupies the mind space of the nation — be it the media, political cirlces, coffee shops, restaurants or elsewhere.
AgustaWestland and sleazy deals by Tyagi brothers: Morale of defence forces take the biggest hit
Perhaps the real truth about AgustaWestland will never be known but what is undeniable is the impact such sleazy deals have on the morale of the defence forces.
The real Jayalalithaa lay somewhere between an 'Amma' and an authoritarian
While it is undeniable that Jayalalithaa’s final exit has left a void in Tamil Nadu’s political landscape, it has also left us with a warning.
What does Sonia Gandhi's interview with Rajdeep tell us: Congress has outlived its utility
More worrying tidings for the Congress have also begun to emanate from the East in the past month or so.
Demonetisation: Arvind Kejriwal must end noisy street politics and return to work
When you get a nihilist like Arvind Kejriwal as a chief minister, your state plunges into smog-encompassed chaos
The hidden Kerala link in the murders of RSS, BJP members in Karnataka
The brazenness of these killings could also be attributed to the fact that the RSS and the BJP have a strong base in Karnataka, and such wanton murders can be seen as a brutally effective tactic to discourage those espousing Hindu causes.
UP polls: How Narendra Modi outwitted Samajwadi Party, Congress with his firm stand against triple talaq
Amid criticism that after becoming PM, Modi had become extra-cautious on contentious issues, his stringent criticism of triple talaq in the communal cauldron of Uttar Pradesh certainly hit like a bolt from the sky.
UP election: Has Congress' poll strategist Prashant Kishor already given up on brand Rahul Gandhi?
In the run up to the 2017 UP Assembly Election, for Congress' poll strategist Prashant Kishor the battle is not just with opponent parties but also with the party's work style and purse-controllers
Beyond surgical strikes, why India should go ahead and wipe out Pakistan's Jihadi facilities
Military experts believe that it would be prudent to keep Pakistan continuously on its toes, to preempt fresh strikes and to make it expensive to carry on its time-tested strategy of bleeding India by a thousand cuts.