Neerja Chowdhury

The writer is a senior journalist

Articles By Neerja Chowdhury

A true liberal

Jaipal Reddy’s passing is a poignant reminder that the India we knew is gone.

Accepting Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as Congress president could help renew party’s fortunes

There are enough people in the Congress who can head the party, and this time it can be somebody from the South, since the southern states have stood by the Congress more than the North and the West.

Election 2019 has further powered the already strong leadership of Narendra Modi

Mandate 2019 has challenged caste- based identity for the first time in 30 years, since the Mandal Commission’s report to give job reservations to the OBCs came into effect in 1990.

Polls will come and go, but harsh figures about our children will continue to rankle

New report gives constituency-wise data for malnutrition. High-profile MPs have not paid attention to a grave issue in their backyard.

Politician Priyanka

She takes the political plunge when many of Rahul Gandhi’s decisions seem to be paying off for Congress

An exit, a beginning

M J Akbar’s resignation from the Union government is a seminal moment in India’s Herstory.

Towards a Kuposhan Mukt Bharat

With the PM backing the POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme For Holistic Nourishment) Abhiyan, launched in March from Jhunjhunu, the usually elusive “convergence” of effort by relevant ministries becomes somewhat easier.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Quintessential moderate who understood plurality of India

Atal Bihar Vajpayee’s spirit of moderation, and of give-and-take to find solutions, endeared him to leaders across the board.

Churn at the grass roots

Dissatisfaction with the ruling party will exert pressure on the Opposition to come together.

As Sonia Gandhi makes way

Rahul Gandhi takes over a party she held together, a party that made possible Hindutva’s rise

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: The man who built a bridge from the Valley

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has bequeathed the “talwar ki dhaar” he had walked on to Mehbooba, to fulfil his dreams for J&K — and for India.

The Battle For Bihar

The story of Bihar is incomplete without the stories of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav and their contrasting styles of functioning

PM Modi is here for 10 yrs, says Mufti Sayeed, adds: Dadri wrong, he must fight it politically

Calling the lynching in Dadri “an attack on India’s diversity”, Sayeed said the Prime Minister “must fight” elements trying to create a “communal” atmosphere in the country by “polarising communities”.

No impediment from BJP to her (Mehbooba) taking over. But I have to spend more time: Mufti Sayeed

An interview with Chief Minister of Jammu and Kahmir Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Rival, collaborator, friend

Shahnaz Anklesaria Aiyar’s passing is a reminder of the fading away of an era

Fighting To Win

Only Kejriwal stands to gain from the CM-LG face-off, whichever way it goes.

No one’s children

Will drastic cuts in child health, nutrition outlays really be made up by states?