Articles by Shraddha Chowdhury
Feb 12, 2019
Only few months left for elections, Priyanka Gandhi unlikely to 'turn things around' for Congress, says Prashant KishorPoll strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor said Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra might not be able to "turn things around" for her party in the few months left for the Lok Sabha polls, but could make an impact in the long run.
Feb 06, 2019
Investigative agencies like CBI have been turned into political instruments courtesy vendetta politics, no matter who's in powerThe popular opinion now is that investigative agencies like the CBI and Enforcement Directorate are nothing more than instruments in political battles between the party in power and whoever is in the Opposition.
Feb 05, 2019
Mamata's dharna proves interference in bureaucracy has become integral to Indian politics, sets unhealthy precedentThe situation in West Bengal right now, with Mamata Banerjee's dharna against CBI action, raises the question of how politics and bureaucracy are intertwined today.
Feb 01, 2019
Political bickering over unemployment ignores real crisis; lack of jobs and counter-measures should be focus, not barbsWhy is the Centre hesitant to release the NSSO report officially when it has maintained that there is job growth in the country, and schemes such as 'Skill India' and 'Make in India' were working to this end?
Jan 15, 2019
Congress-JD(S) govt in Karnataka on the rocks: Rift between coalition partners may be at heart of BJP poaching allegationsThe Congress was buoyant in May 2018 when it pulled a BJP and formed a coalition government in Karnataka with the Janata Dal (Secular). Such was its drive to keep the saffron party away from office that it even gave up the chief minister's seat to the partner. But not all (read, former chief minister Siddaramaiah) were happy about ceding power to the coalition partner.
Jan 09, 2019
Bill proposing 10% quota for the general category's poor may finally douse anger against Mandal CommissionUnlike the Mandal Commission's report, the 10% quota move is unlikely to see protests as it includes benefits for the general category poor, including Jats, Marathas, Gujjars, Banias, Thakurs and Kammas, as well Muslims and Christians.
Dec 19, 2018
Mehbooba Mufti needs to keep PDP flock together; cracks in party could turn fighting J&K polls into distant dreamWith the Jammu and Kashmir elections approaching, Mehbooba Mufti not only has to win back the trust of her disgruntled PDP MLAs, but also prove worth being re-elected.
Dec 17, 2018
Armed forces globally reek of misogyny; General Bipin Rawat's remarks on women in combat roles cements theoryThe real question is whether the hypermasculinity in the global military can adjust to women rising up the ranks in what has been male-dominated terrain for generations. But when servicemen like Rawat high up in the ranks pass such distasteful comments, how can we expect to combat (pun intended) the disrespect women in the military face?
Dec 12, 2018
Assembly Election Results: Sticking with Hindutva politics and not local issues cost BJP Chhattisgarh, MP and RajasthanIf BJP strategists believed that Assembly elections were fought on local issues, why then did the party focus on national issues, like the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which matter little to farmers in remote corners of Chhattisgarh?
Nov 29, 2018
With eye on elections, Narendra Modi to focus on jobs, agriculture and development at G20 Summit in ArgentinaThe G20 2018 agenda holds significance for India, given that the subjects of job creation, infrastructure development and the use of sustainable methods in agriculture are perennially debated.