articles by Sandip Ghose

Politics

Why Opposition fails to let go of Modi hatred and see prime minister as an institution

Today, very few have the statesmanship of a Naveen Patnaik to understand the Prime Minister is an institution and not a person

India

2022: The year that can make us ‘future proof’

After two years of blaming everyone else, 2022 should be the year for looking inwards to see how we can make ourselves, our families and the society at large ‘future proof

India

Air India's 'ghar wapsi' moment and how Tatas can make the carrier fly high

The excitement at the news of the prodigal 'Maharaja' returning homebrings, apart from a feeling of déjà vu, a sense of 'closure'

Politics

Autumn winds in Indian politics: With Congress in kamikaze mode, Didi is the one to watch

The twin challenge before Mamata Banerjee for emerging as a prima donna in the opposition firmament is to build her own national profile while enlarging the geographic footprint of her party

Politics

Navjot Singh Sidhu's ambition may have ripped the envelope of his ambition, but he's not done yet

It may be a stretch to call Navjot Singh Sidhu a genius, but he is not as much of a maverick as he appears

India

COVID-19 vaccine certificate controversy: Britain can antagonise India at its own peril

India needs to be an equal partner on a host of other responses – not the least among them is our Co-Win software. In this situation, Britain can antagonise India at its own peril. And the ramifications of it will not be restricted to the Covid response alone.

World

Gaurie Dwivedi's Blinkers Off lays out how China will have to be countered in a post-Covid world

In Blinkers Off, Gaurie Dwivedi emerges as a bold new voice outside the echo chambers that have so far dominated the discourse on India’s policy towards China

Politics

Priyanka's entry to Congress shows party not embarrassed of being dynastic, reaffirms value of Gandhi brand

Priyanka Gandhi's entry to active politics on the face of BJP's 'anti-dynasty' campaign and Modi's 'naamdar versus kamdar' pitch — shows the Gandhi family has decided to shed all inhibitions about Congress being regarded as a 'family run' enterprise

Politics

Mamata Banerjee pitches herself as national leader with Kolkata rally, but keeping Opposition united will be tricky

For a host of reasons, Mamata Banerjee's "United India Rally" in Kolkata is as much a show strength for the Opposition allies as it is for the nation at large. In a way, it is the West Bengal chief minister announcing her arrival as a national leader.

Politics

In Uttar Pradesh, disappointment with BJP is palpable, but voters have tinge of sympathy for Yogi Adityanath

When one asks people in Uttar Pradesh if life has changed for them in the last two years, there is a pause that indicates the jury is still out.

Politics

Kamal Nath wasted no time in getting down to business in Madhya Pradesh, but Digvijaya's help key in path ahead

So Digvijaya Singh's help will be invaluable, if not indispensable, for Kamal Nath, at least in the early days in the chief minister's office in Madhya Pradesh.

Politics

Assembly Election Results: Congress' temple visits may finally be bearing fruit, but BJP may have Plan B in place

Congress and its supporters can barely contain their excitement ahead of the election results. However, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are likely to have a Plan B in place.

Politics

Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha polls: From caste equations to tickets, Vasundhara Raje played her hand brilliantly

Vasundhara Raje has unquestionably established her indispensability for BJP as far as Rajasthan goes. This is reflected in how she had her way in distribution of tickets to her loyalists and now got RSS to throw its weight behind her. Secondly, she has repaired bridges with different caste blocs in the state.

Politics

Will Coimbatore opt to go with the RSS-BJP combine or the Mahagathbandhan? Only Adi Yogi knows for sure

As the second largest city of the state, Coimbatore is distinct from other big towns of Tamil Nadu. Partly because of the gateway to parts of adjoining Kerala

India

CBI vs CBI: India faces major institutional crisis, but from it will hopefully emerge a stronger democracy

The meltdown in CBI is more frightening than shocking — the implications of this implosion are chilling at many levels

Politics

Madhya Pradesh polls may be tough battle for Shivraj Singh Chouhan, but scars of Congress misrule still fresh in people's minds

It is this sentiment for the Congress that can see Narendra Modi and Shivraj Singh Chouhan through once again, but it is far from a done deal for the BJP.

Politics

Rajasthan polls: Vasundhara Raje grips state BJP; Sachin Pilot toils but Ashok Gehlot may be Congress' CM pick

To take on Vasundhara, Raje naming Ashok Gehlot as the chief ministerial candidate would be the best option for Rahul Gandhi.

Politics

Rahul Gandhi's comments in Europe may have made allies wary of projecting him as Opposition's intellectual face

There is nothing to suggest that Rahul Gandhi consults his peers in the Opposition before his frequent overseas forays.

Politics

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman results show Opposition alliance is still a long way away; BJP can rest easy for now

The result of the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman's election was no surprise. Coming close on the heels of the No Confidence Motion defeat in the Lok Sabha, it looked like yet another self-goal by Rahul Gandh

Politics

Beyond hugplomacy: Congress' knight-in-shining-armour approach may not be enough to stitch Opposition unity

Rahul Gandhi's knight-in-shining-armour strategy may be a double-edged sword. Besides, mature Opposition leaders may not be comfortable with his 'shoot and scoot' style.