Dinesh Trivedi

The writer, a TMC Lok Sabha MP, was the Union Railway Minister who had to resign after the 2012-12 Rail Budget.

Articles By Dinesh Trivedi

If Congress wins Karnataka, BJP revolt will take the shape of a tsunami

All is not well within the ruling BJP. In private, more than the Opposition members, it is the MPs of the Treasury benches in Parliament who look worried.

An Election Manifesto

Budget 2018 has tangible benefits for haves, impossible promises for have-nots

Who is a Hindu?

There is competition over religiosity without an understanding of Hindu philosophy.

Like Swachh Bharat, PM Narendra Modi should champion the eradication of leprosy

India has done some commendable work, but it now needs to step up on the integration and acceptance of those who have been affected by this curable disease.

Why trains derail: Explained by former Railways minister

The Indian Railways has lost focus. The system needs a generational change.

Should we be going crazy at winning just two Olympic medals?

With a population of 1.3 billion, should we be going crazy at winning just two medals (gold not included)?

Tackling terrorism: Why India is the natural place to begin a movement for peace

Is this revenge against the world order which has technologically connected people but emotionally divided them?

Modi sarkar must remember: Historically, political vendetta boomerangs

India's political arena has suddenly become a conflict zone right from the inside of Parliament to the studios of TV channels. The conflict is so palpable that one need not waste time debating the subject of tolerance/intolerance.

The fundamental spirit of India has won, for BJP it’s time for a chintan baithak

Dinesh Trivedi explains why the BJP lost and why Nitish could emerge as the prime ministerial candidate for 2019.

If Modi loses Bihar polls, his grip on BJP and govt will slip to a great extent

The tactical error Modi has made was to make this election his personal referendum rather than the party's.

Rising political violence across India: Is the era of Gandhi dead and gone?

Why is there so much of hatred in Indian politics right inside and outside of Parliament not leaving even the TV studios? Alas! There is no Gandhi around.

Swachch Bharat can never be successful with so much of garbage in our minds

If you want to make success of Make in India then first of all make our character worthy of being called an Indian.

‘PM Narendra Modi fails to deliver on achche din, RSS steps in’

Somewhere down the line, the RSS has realised that the euphoria of Modi government is on the decline

Sheena Bora murder: The materialistic world has overtaken the world of values

The unfortunate Sheena Bora episode, to my mind, is a symptom of a society that has lost its priorities and values.

Patidar protests: Is there more to Hardik Patel’s rally in Gujarat?

What does Hardik Patel have in him that puts him on the map of India within such a short time?

A crisis of morality

Recent scandals show that only the ‘satta’ has changed, not the ‘vyavastha’.

An epic forgetting

In framing its land law, NDA ignores lessons from the Mahabharata.

Mystery of the missing towers

he annual report of Reliance Communications (RCom) has left analysts puzzled...

Missing the train

Rail budget has statements of intent that are not backed by a roadmap or timeline.

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