Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Seema Chishti

Consulting Editor

VC vs AMU prof turns into academics vs ‘military rule’
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

On Friday morning, prominent historians from all over India and academics threw their weight behind Rezavi.

Efforts still on to form govt: L-G
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Jung however, said he “could not comment” on the Congress and BJP’s statements that it was upto him to call fresh elections.

‘Polls an option only if no possibility of any govt’
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Najeeb Jung describes his role and challenges as Delhi’s L-G to Seema Chishti.

No Leader of Oppn when Congress had 415 MPs
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

In 1984, the last time a single party secured a majority in Lok Sabha, the Congress had 415 MPs.

Vasundhara reopens debate, asks Centre: Why must NREG be law, not scheme?
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

In her letter to Gadkari, Raje said that some issues in the Act need a rethink.

Minority Affairs
Sat, Jun 28, 2014

Who is the South Asian Muslim? This book has some fascinating answers

Publisher seeks ‘revisions’ in book on sexual violence during Ahmedabad riots
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Author says ‘perverse and illogical’ to assume work wants to cause trouble between communities

NDA thumbs down to national intel grid chief
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

Natgrid: CEO Raghu Raman sounded out by UPA for 2-year extension, NDA says sorry; grid making little progress.

It’s Batra again: Book on sexual violence in Ahmedabad riots is ‘set aside’ by publisher
Tue, Jun 03, 2014

Writer Megha Kumar contests Orient’s claim of its decision being a “pre-release” move, noting that the book has been on sale since April 15.

Cabinet’s size, shape, form, it all matters
Tue, May 27, 2014

In the past 25 years, whether because of coalition compulsions or the need to appear representative of India’s diversity, Cabinets have been swelling.

After 30 yrs of coalition, unfamiliarity of one-party rule
Tue, May 20, 2014

The polity appeared to have adjusted to coalition governments which, in V P Singh’s famous words, mirrored the fact that “India was a coalition”.

BJP’s Muslim score: 7 of 482 fielded, no winners
Mon, May 19, 2014

In Bihar, Shahnawaz Husain, the only sitting Muslim MP the BJP has had since the mid-1990s, lost from Bhagalpur.

Despite zeroes, Cong wrecks Jagan’s maths
Sun, May 18, 2014

What hobbled the YSRCP was the 12.1 per cent votes won by the Congress, eating into its share.

State of the nation
Wed, May 14, 2014

Why it will be necessary to watch Andhra Pradesh on May 16.

‘Never seen a more confused election than now in Andhra’
Tue, May 06, 2014

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj V Kishore Chandra Deo, is recontesting from Arakku (ST) in Andhra Pradesh.

Jagan knocks on Vizia royals’, TDP’s fortress
Tue, May 06, 2014

The Vizianagaram royals have been MPs three times from here, apart from Sir Vizzy, who was in Parliament for two years.

Aggressive Naidu pushes for opposition space
Tue, May 06, 2014

Naidu has swallowed a lot of pride to try and present the competent and stable coalition that Seemandhra needs.

Y S Vijayalakshmi: From mother to mainstay of Jagan’s Seemandhra campaign
Mon, May 05, 2014

“I was a 100 per cent housewife, and still have no intention to be an MLA and MP," says Y S Vijayalakshmi.

‘Bifurcation distracted Congress’
Fri, May 02, 2014

Union HRD Minister M Pallam Raju, looking to win Kakinada for a fourth time, faces an aggressive YSR Congress campaign and a resurgent TDP-BJP combine.

Cong underdog in all-Cong contest
Thu, May 01, 2014

Pallam Raju up against former Cong minister and Jagan candidate who campaigns in YSR name.

Muslim disquiet in eastern UP
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

They feel their vote doesn’t count as BJP tries to consolidate the Hindu vote.

From The Urdu Press
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

There are three lakh Muslim voters in Varanasi and the widespread perception is that Muslims will vote for Arvind Kenriwal to defeat Modi.

Myths Maketh the Man
Sat, Apr 12, 2014

A polemic and a comic add to the unquestioning cult of Narendra Modi

ONCE UPON A POLL: Seventh Lok Sabha elections (1980)
Fri, Mar 14, 2014

It was the first election the Congress contested with its present symbol, the open palm.

Thu, Jan 09, 2014

It was the year of political change. It has set the template for 2014

When an assembly poll failed to elect a government
Fri, Dec 13, 2013

That re-election,though within the same calendar year,yielded surprising results.

Insider-outsider: Hottest start-up in Indian politics makes frenzied debut
Mon, Dec 09, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal did not hesitate to focus on his own projection as the leader people began to trust.

Why AAP matters: Ask AGP,TDP,CPM
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Year after he announced the formation of a political party,Arvind Kejriwal has stunned the nation.

Madiba’s Indian connection
Sat, Dec 07, 2013

When Mandela was elected South Africa’s first President,he appointed six Indians as ministers.

Signs and wonders
Fri, Dec 06, 2013

What the so called ‘semi-final’ elections portend for 2014.

From the Urdu press; Iran deal
Fri, Dec 06, 2013

There are apprehensions with regard to the agreement in the Gulf countries,including Saudi Arabia.

Mind the Dot
Sun, Dec 01, 2013

The much-misused and bruised nuqta is getting rid of its historical baggage to stage a quiet but firm comeback.

An icon of middle age
Wed, Nov 20, 2013

With Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement,40-something Indians have lost a lodestar.

Words of Mouth
Thu, Nov 14, 2013

The first ever conference on oral history in India seeks to highlight hidden stories of our past.

In election season,Muslim factions unite,meet Sonia Gandhi
Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Majlis-e-Mushawarat,takes up Muzaffarnagar riots,anti-communal violence Bill with Sonia.

The disputed legacy of Vallabhbhai Patel
Wed, Oct 30, 2013

The BJP,founded in 1980,seeks a past with a connect to the freedom struggle.