Articles by Sreemoy Talukdar
May 18, 2018
SC order on Karnataka floor test exposes Rahul's blinkered vision on integrity of CJI and Indian judiciaryNow that the Supreme Court has effectively quashed the Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala's decision and slashed BJP chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's window to prove majority from 15 days to 24 hours (a key Congress demand), will Congress president Rahul Gandhi now admit he was wrong to cast aspersions on the judiciary? Will he apologise for his conduct?
May 16, 2018
Karnataka takeaways: BJP no longer party of north, Rahul Gandhi's faux humility and shaping up of third frontCongress's biggest takeaway is the nimbleness and hunger that it has shown post results in forming a government which is a welcome change from the laissez faire politics
May 15, 2018
Karnataka poll results: Congress-JD(S) may have numbers, but Amit Shah may see BJP throughWhen the BJP is just 9 short of the magic figure in Karnataka, Amit Shah will not rest at home and allow the Congress to run away with the state.
May 14, 2018
Nawaz Sharif is tearing down Pakistan's construct of lies and denials on 26/11; do our 'liberals' still want talks?Nawaz Sharif has been cornered and squeezed out of options by the deep state to such an extent that a desperate Nawaz is now spraying bullets in all directions, causing grave internal haemorrhage in Pakistan.
May 13, 2018
Karnataka election: Exit polls predict hung Assembly but number crunchers are likely making another mistakeThe exit polls for Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 are likely to be wrong again since the tools used by political analysts do not account the fact that the BJP lays the groundwork for each election years in advance wherein the core campaigning remains patient and understated, but relentless.
May 11, 2018
Pokhran-II after 20 years: India's nuclear deterrence has been reasonably successful in stabilising a volatile South AsiaPokhran assumes a greater significance because it provided India with a roadmap for external security policy in a volatile environment.
May 09, 2018
Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump's withdrawal poses a set of challenges but there's no need for India to lose sleepThe US withdrawal from JCPOA does not mean India will be forced to stop importing oil from Iran, besides in terms of energy security, New Delhi's dependence on Tehran is diminishing.
May 08, 2018
Rahul Gandhi unveils PM ambitions to counter Narendra Modi, but ends up damaging own chancesIt is not surprising that Rahul wants to be prime minister. As a member of India's "first family", the Nehru-Gandhi scion has been led to believe that the prime minister's chair is his for the taking, and legions of Congress leaders, durbaari media and the entire faithful ecosystem are working day and night to fulfill the destiny and birthright of Congress' heir apparent.
May 07, 2018
Angry Hanuman: Narendra Modi has put finger on buzzer; Hinduism continues to remain pincushion for 'liberal' bigotryNarendra Modi has put the finger on the buzzer. Outrage over the 'angry Hanuman' poster shows is an example of 'liberal bigotry' targeting Hinduism.
May 05, 2018
Wuhan summit a sign of Narendra Modi's pragmatism, not weakness: Indian media must shed reflexive defeatismErring on the side of caution is advisable but an assessment of India-China ties should be done through the lens of realism, not alarmism.