Ravish Tiwari


Shivraj Chouhan’s ‘mai ka lal’ remarks on quota, govt stand on SC/ST Act anger upper castes
Thu, Oct 18, 2018

“The SC/ST Act will weigh him (Chouhan) down,” said Ravindra Singh Tomar, an upper caste Thakur in his 50s from Bhojakhedi, in Pandhana Assembly segment of Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency.

Milestone in politics: How working women & technology scripted & will script change
Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Akbar’s resignation stands out because it is one of its kind: for the first time, a Minister has had to quit because of his alleged insensitivity and violation of a group of women over years.

In tribal Madhya Pradesh, BJP grapples with anger over Aadhaar glitches, delay in welfare schemes
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

While tribals are unevenly distributed across Madhya Pradesh, one-fifth of the Assembly constituencies in the state (47 out of 230) are reserved for them. The BJP had won 31 of those seats in the 2013 elections.

In rural MP, Shivraj Singh Chouhan battles calls for change with schemes for poor
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

While “change” is in the air after 15 years among a section of the rural strata, it doesn’t appear to have been supplemented by a coherent Congress narrative among voters lower down the economic ladder who want to vote out the Chouhan government.

In Madhya Pradesh’s theatre of farm rage, BJP puts its money on crop insurance
Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Apart from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the BJP is also counting on the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana (BBY), to neutralise rural anger ahead of the elections.

Aadhaar verdict: Ecosystem hit, govt thumbs up but fingers crossed in tech space
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Beyond the declared purpose for targeted welfare/subsidy delivery, Aadhaar has grown as a digital infrastructure created by the government that served as a platform for creating a host of authentication-based services for the private sector.

Mohan Bhagwat’s silence on Golwalkar telling: Edits anti-Muslim remark
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Mohan Bhagwat had to make one reference on the last day, Wednesday, when he was responding to a question on Golwalkar’s ‘Bunch of Thoughts where Muslims are called the shatru (enemy).

Amit Shah: Narendra Modi charisma to return party to power
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday asked senior party cadres from across the country to highlight the BJP government’s achievements of the last four years to counter Opposition parties for the 2019 elections.

Section 377 | From explicit No to a qualified Yes: How political class stalled, blinked
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Section 377 verdict: Five years later, much water may have flown down the bridge but political parties are still reluctant to come out and applaud the Constitution Bench ruling today

Key challenge is to win people’s confidence: new J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik
Wed, Aug 22, 2018

The veteran politician, who has been associated with former Prime Ministers Charan Singh and V P Singh, also suggested that the appointment of a political person as Governor was a signal that the Centre was underlining the primacy of people’s concerns.

Via Vajpayee: Tracking BJP through the journey of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

From an ideology with no space in the political arena, the BJP is now the dominant pole in India’s largely bipolar polity. The journey of that party can be told through the journey of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. RAVISH TIWARI & LIZ MATHEW trace both

Atal Bihari Vajpayee gave BJP its first light — and then faded into the shadows
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: Vajpayee, in fact, did secure for BJP, its highest ever electoral support in the 1998 elections — 9.43 crore votes, a jump of almost 40 per cent from its 6.79 crore votes polled in 1996.

Independence Day 2018: PM Modi’s speech underlines he’s acted with pace and purpose, impatient to do more
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

In his characteristic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last speech from Red Fort before seeking a fresh mandate in 2019 sought to project that he has provided an assured stewardship of the leap of faith taken by the electorate in him in 2014.

From promises to work, PM Narendra Modi’s four Independence Day speeches to 125 crore Indians
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Through his repeated invocations to Mother India (2014), Team India (2015) and New India (2017), Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s referred to his fellow “125 crore” Indians 31 times during his previous four speeches from the Red Fort.

Karunanidhi: Champion of social justice who left his mark in Delhi
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Be it Lalu, Mulayam or Ram Vilas Paswan, the leaders of the Hindi heartland who championed the cause of social justice always viewed Karunanidhi as an icon and guardian. Paswan said the DMK patriarch had a major role in implementing the Mandal Commission report. 

Justice KM Joseph’s downgrade: AG Venugopal met CJI Dipak Misra, Govt claims it followed all-India seniority
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Justice Joseph is also the longest-serving Chief Justice of any high court in India and will have a tenure until June 16, 2023.

Deadlock to end, Govt clears Supreme Court Collegium’s move to elevate Justice KM Joseph
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

This move assumes significance in the wake of the public standoff between the Government and judiciary over the issue of appointments in the higher judiciary.

40 lakh not in register cannot be called illegal, says Assam official behind NRC
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Assam NRC: The man at the centre of the NRC exercise said that only a “judicial scrutiny” can establish whether a person can be called an illegal migrant or not.

‘This exercise touches lives and souls of every individual in Assam, should not allow any misinformation’: Prateek Hajela, NRC state coordinator
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Any speculation in a legal process is absolutely uncalled for. It would not be appropriate on my part to make speculative estimates, says Prateek Hajela

No-confidence motion: How PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi pitched their lines for 2019
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Speaking ahead of the Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi refrained from referring to ‘secularism’, invoking instead the theme of protecting ‘Ambedkar’s Constitution’ as the main narrative to indicate his broad theme for the 2019 campaign.