articles by Srinivasa Prasad

Politics

Rahul Gandhi erred by targeting Narendra Modi in Rafale row, not much time left to course correct

Rahul Gandhi is ignorant of the fact that corruption alone can’t ensure a government’s fall or a party’s election defeat.

India

China snubs world, protects JeM chief Masood Azhar: The story of 3 kings and a dacoit offers clue on how to fix him

Parallel to the diplomatic offensive, India could also think of punitive air strikes on the camps of terrorists inside Pakistan each time they shed blood in India. Doing nothing has ceased to be an option

Politics

Lok Sabha polls: Narendra Modi does not 'campaign', he tells stories in which Opposition is villain and he is hero

With one term gone and with Modi's delivery falling short of promises, the stuff of his narrative will inevitably change now but his story-telling techniques won’t.

World

Imran Khan says Tipu Sultan is his 'hero', but for the sake of peace, Pakistan PM should look at Jinnah as his role model

Imran Khan must remember that it was Tipu Sultan's own army general Mir Sadiq who partly did him in. If the Pakistan prime minister insists on idolising Tipu, he must watch out for Mir Sadiqs in his country's army.

India

Pakistan’s terror 'crackdown': Interior minister is Hafiz Saeed's crony; future NSA a buddy of Masood Azhar

The two men behind Imran Khan's war against terrorism — interior minister Shehryar Afridi and future NSA Ijaz Shah — have deep-rooted ties with top terrorists in Pakistan, including JeM chief Masood Azhar and JuD's Hafiz Saeed

India

11 days after Uri, India conducted surgical strikes; 11 days after Pulwama, guns are silent, and for good reasons

India has plenty to ponder before it strikes Pakistan — if it does. That should explain the silence of the guns even 11 days after the Pulwama attack

India

Imran warns of retaliation if attacked, but can Modi govt call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff to avenge Pulwama?

One section of Indian analysts believe that India must call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff. But that’s easier said than done. So we have another section that warns against taking the nuclear threat lightly. That brings into question what India must want.

Politics

All Lokis and no Thor in Karnataka

The latest episode in Karnataka’s nataka is about an 80-minute audio tape which supposedly exposes BJP’s unabashed attempts to buy up MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition.

Politics

After Kumaraswamy's 'tape' trap of Yeddyurappa, Amit Shah should end Karnataka's botched Operation Lotus

For Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to rescue his coalition government from BJP’s onslaught, an 80-minute audio tape did the trick.

Politics

BJP hits back at HD Kumaraswamy with a 'tape': Karnataka MLA's price up from Rs 2 lakh in 1983 to Rs 25 crore in 2019

On Friday, HD Kumaraswamy of JD(S) played two audio clips, one of which purportedly caught state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa offering Rs 25 crore.

Politics

HD Kumaraswamy goes on offensive, but the reprieve for Karnataka's JD(S)-Congress govt may only be temporary

The coalition of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka came down on its enemies like a tonne of bricks on Friday.

Politics

Saradha scam: Despite Supreme Court's order on cooperation, Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar may prove a hard nut for CBI

What the CBI must be wary of now is how the Kolkata Police commissioner may define “cooperation” which the Supreme Court said he must extend to investigators.

Politics

Budget 2019 is not overly populist, but watch out for a manifesto war among parties with competing sops

In the case of Friday’s “interim budget” of the Narendra Modi government, the first trigger was partly provided by Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Politics

Smartphones, sanitary napkins, cash doles, caste quotas: Chandrababu Naidu has them all as election promises

There is probably no chief minister in India who is sweating it out as much as Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh in the current election season.

Politics

Siddaramaiah's bruised ego fomenting trouble in Karnataka, but Rahul fails to see through ex-CM's persona

When a frustrated Kumaraswamy began to sidestep Siddaramaiah and established his own direct channel of communication with Rahul and central leaders of Congress, things took a turn for the worse. This made Siddaramaiah feel he was dispensable, and he did the only thing he could do from his point of view: he began to prove he was indispensable by stoking dissidence

Politics

If Congress uses Priyanka Gandhi as Brahmastra, will Narendra Modi unleash Brahmadanda to neutralise it?

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is being described as a Brahmastra that the party is firing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Politics

Personal insults and Indian politics: EC must crack down on filthy language in 2019 just as in 2014

Many obscenities that Indians toss at rivals without a second thought, besides being savage and crass in language, are personal in nature.

Politics

United India Rally: Why K Chandrashekar Rao skipped 'national leader' Mamata Banerjee's Opposition carnival

Forget reinventing politics, national or otherwise. Mamata Banerjee and KCR have reinvented themselves.

Politics

Karnataka MLAs poaching row: BJP's 'Operation Lotus' fails to bloom, but threat to Congress-JDS coalition persists

State BJP president BS Yeddyurappa is keeping his hopes up of ousting the government so that he can replace Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Politics

Dislodging Karnataka's JD(S)-Congress government suits Yeddyurappa's ambition and BJP's Lok Sabha designs

Yeddyurappa needs at least 14 more MLAs of the alliance to resign from the Karnataka Assembly or abstain from voting in case of a vote of confidence to stake his own claim