Kanishka Singh


Kanishka Singh is a Senior Sub-Editor and writes opinions and analyses for indianexpress.com. He writes mainly on politics, national security and diplomatic affairs.
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China unveils new aircraft carrier: How does it compare against the competition?
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The dragon is moving with pace in the race to upgrade and upscale its naval force. Here’s a look at the new Chinese carrier and how it stacks up against the most formidable carriers of some of the strongest navies in the world.

Delhi MCD election results 2017: Congress undone by infighting, defections, BJP’s juggernaut
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Congress faced a humiliating defeat after which its Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken stepped down from his position taking moral responsibility.

MCD election results 2017: Kejriwal’s AAP finds the ground swept from beneath its feet
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

MCD results 2017: It was for the first time that the AAP was fighting the MCD polls and it seems to have got its strategy all wrong.

Sadly, PM Modi and NITI Aayog’s vision 2031-32 seems to overlook the environmental cost
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Of course, we all need to help realise the Prime Minister’s vision for a vibrant India by 2031-32, but the improvement in lifestyle cannot be at the cost of the environment we live in.

Merits and demerits of simultaneous elections and change in fiscal proposals by PM Modi
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

PM Modi proposed shifting of the financial year period from the present April-March to January-December. Another major proposal was of holding elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies simultaneously.

O Panneerselvam returns, to serve his revenge cold
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

It seemed the end of his political career when he was expelled from the AIADMK in February, but former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, it seems, is close to completing nothing short of a coup on his nemesis VK Sasikala.

Babri Masjid demolition case: After long pause, wheels of justice start moving again
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

A generation has passed since the demolition. Advani and Joshi are at the twilight of their political careers. It’s high time the case saw a closure.

AIADMK merger on the cards, Sasikala, Dinakaran stare at exit from party
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The Sasikala faction has been reeling after some of its leaders came under the Income-Tax scanner and were also facing allegations of bribery in the run up to the RK Nagar bypoll.

Sonu Nigam has raised a valid issue, but with a noisy set of tweets
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Sonu Nigam's choice of words could have been better while highlighting what is a rampant problem

Erdoğan wins Turkish referendum: What are the immediate fallouts
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the crucial referendum for a new constitution that will vastly increase his executive authority. The crucial referendum has laid a new course for the future of Turkish politics.

Overbooked flight in India: What can airlines and passengers do?
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

In this case, passengers are left with two options: voluntarily vacating seats, which gives you some relief like booking on a later flight, or vacating against your wish in which case airline is liable to pay the passenger compensation.

Pakistan has no right to comment on Indian democratic process
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

It is strange that with a poor record of running a democratic government with repeated failures to abide by their constitution, Pakistan seems entitled to comment on Indian democratic practices.

What the outcome in the bypolls could mean for these four states
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The outcome in the ongoing bypolls across several states is likely to present a clear picture of what party the electorate will be leaning towards in the upcoming elections.

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who assaulted AI staffer remains in denial, plays victim card again
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

The MP, who is banned from flying in Air India aircraft along with airlines members of the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), on Thursday apologised to the Lok Sabha for causing hurt to anyone but refused to apologise to the Air India staffer he assaulted.

Why is Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje silent on gau rakshak attacks in Rajasthan?
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Rajasthan has seen at least two serious attacks by gau rakshaks this year but Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has remained silent on the issue.

Tightened US H-1B visa norms in line with Trump’s ‘America first’ slogan
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

New announcements by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suggest that entry level computer programmers will find it very difficult to secure jobs in the US on H-1B (specialty occupation) visa.

Compliance will be the key issue in liquor ban
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

The order will have a huge social and economical bearing for the people running these establishments. Equally hit will be the people employed at these vends, commercial establishments, hotels, motels, clubs etc.

MS Dhoni’s Aadhaar leak raises questions on data safety and privacy
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Perhaps the focus should be on ensuring complete safety to Aadhaar data, at the collection points as well as storage repositories, instead of showing urgency to impose it on citizens.

Attacks on African students may hurt India’s image as educational destination
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Five people were arrested in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh for an assault on Nigerian students on Monday. The Nigerian students had earlier been attacked on allegations of cannibalism and allegedly for forcing a minor boy into taking drugs.

What is Aadhaar card and where is it mandatory?
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

On March 27, the Supreme Court ordered that the government cannot be stopped from using Aadhaar identification for its non-welfare schemes like opening of bank accounts, filing of tax returns, verification of new and existing mobile phone numbers and user credentials etc.

Cap on anonymous donations may prove vital to clean political parties of dirty money
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The scale of the problem was revealed recently in a report by Association of Democratic reforms which showed top national parties and scores of regional parties were reporting income from unknown sources.

FIA’s move to ban Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad shows some spine
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

It is also good to see that the FIA came in support of a non-member airline--Air India. Members of the FIA include IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir.

Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad’s attack on AI staffer shows some netas are not afraid to take law into their hands
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad thrashed an Air India employee with his slipper 25 times onboard a flight. It raises concerns that are there any lines that these VVIPs will not cross as a show of power?

Finance Bill relaxes corporate funding to political parties, but is the move really evil?
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The facility would seem to allow larger donations from single channel corporate donations as against multiple channel individual donations which are difficult to track as corporate donors are answerable to more bodies than individuals.

Flipkart’s $1 billion boost will come handy in war against against Amazon, Snapdeal
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Flipkart has raised $1 billion at a valuation of $10 billion and plans fundraising for a similar amount in the coming months, Bloomberg reported quoting sources privy to the developments.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tries to fit into BJP’s development narrative
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Soon after taking over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is trying to fit into the larger pro-development clean politics narrative of the Bharatiya Janata Party in a bid to move away from religious tonality in administration.

Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister: This could be make or break for BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The decision to appoint him as the chief minister of the state could be make or break for the party but it is clear that the decision has been taken keeping the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in mind.

Captain Amarinder Singh becomes Punjab CM: Here are the key challenges
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Punjab was one of the rare cases where BJP was dealt bitter defeat in polls and that means that the Captain can’t afford to ignore the whole array of problems accumulated during the past five years.

BJP moved to tackle tricky Goa and Manipur first, think of assured UP, Uttarakhand later
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Looking at the way the swearing in ceremonies have proceeded in states like Goa and Manipur and now the one scheduled for Uttarakhand, it gives an indication that the Bharatiya Janata Party wanted to be done with the states with a tricky mandate first and then approach the states with absolute majority.

With populist budget in Karnataka, Congress eyes return to power next year
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

It may not be too late for the party to do course correction but that would take much more time to get noticed. Banking on the pro-poor card is the Congress’ play at the moment and this budget, in that respect, seems to be just right for the party.

Political parties allege EVM tampering to cloud poor showing in state elections?
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

EVMs have become the centre of political drama in the country over the past month and the controversies seem to continue unabated.

Loopholes in Air India’s rosy turnaround story, CAG report says financial support to Maharaja may need reassessment
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

The report said that Air India underreported its operational losses and that may force the government to reassess the financial support to Air India and that may require more taxpayers’ money.

MGP and GFP: Goa political fate in hands of kingmakers
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Both MGP and GFP won three seats a piece.

Congress needs to promote strong regional leaders, not Rahul Gandhi
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

His failure to strike a chord with the voters have seen the Congress decimated once again in the heartland state of Uttar Pradesh.

Exit polls hint at another Narendra Modi wave
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Top exit poll surveys have put BJP as the favourites or the largest party in Uttar Pradesh.

Fishermen killing a thorny issue between India and Sri Lanka
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

In a latest incident, the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly fired at a group of Indian fishermen on Monday who had allegedly crossed over into Sri Lankan waters on the lookout for fresh catch.