The writer is a senior journalist
Recently, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, the ruling party in Jharkhand, chose to go public about the electoral bond donation of Rs 1 crore it received from aluminium manufacturing company Hindalco.
While icons keep a nation’s spirit alive, it is iconic structures such as Parliament that help give the nation its identity and connect the present to the past, giving it a direction to move more confidently towards the future.
Paswan’s death is another reminder that the wheel is now coming around a full circle, both on “Mandal” and coalition politics, the two themes of the last 25 years, of which he was an advocate.
India will remember Pranabda for his contribution as a minister heading virtually every important ministry. He will also be remembered as a leader who believed in holding conversations across the political divide.
It is government which has to act and deliver, but system of governance can become more broadbased and national in character.
Sharad Pawar is cast in the old Congress mould. He knows that politics in India is not just about parties but is also contingent on personal relationships across parties. He has a network all over the country which is well-disposed to him.
It would be inaccurate to conclude that the outcome in Maharashtra and Haryana point to a weakening of Narendra Modi. Yet, it does raise the question: Has Modi peaked?
Jaipal Reddy’s passing is a poignant reminder that the India we knew is gone.
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.
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.
New report gives constituency-wise data for malnutrition. High-profile MPs have not paid attention to a grave issue in their backyard.
She takes the political plunge when many of Rahul Gandhi’s decisions seem to be paying off for Congress
M J Akbar’s resignation from the Union government is a seminal moment in India’s Herstory.
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 Bihar Vajpayee’s spirit of moderation, and of give-and-take to find solutions, endeared him to leaders across the board.
Dissatisfaction with the ruling party will exert pressure on the Opposition to come together.
Rahul Gandhi takes over a party she held together, a party that made possible Hindutva’s rise
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 story of Bihar is incomplete without the stories of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav and their contrasting styles of functioning
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”.
An interview with Chief Minister of Jammu and Kahmir Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
Shahnaz Anklesaria Aiyar’s passing is a reminder of the fading away of an era
Only Kejriwal stands to gain from the CM-LG face-off, whichever way it goes.
Will drastic cuts in child health, nutrition outlays really be made up by states?
The Congress has betrayed a nervousness in the aftermath of the Varanasi bomb blasts, which have the potential to change political equations...