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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Neerja Chowdhury

The writer is a senior journalist

Bribe case to declaring donor, full circle for JMM
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

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.

Couldn’t an expansion have been undertaken, without giving up on the present Parliament building?
Sun, Dec 20, 2020

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.

Ram Vilas Paswan was an advocate of Mandal and coalition politics. Both face irrelevance
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

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.

Pranab Mukherjee was a man of government, who saw consensus as the way to administer India
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

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.

Covid crisis calls for national governance
Mon, Apr 20, 2020

It is government which has to act and deliver, but system of governance can become more broadbased and national in character.

Sharad Pawar could be the anchor for opposition unity in the days ahead
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

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.

Modi is still popular, but political space has opened up for the Opposition
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

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?

A true liberal
Tue, Jul 30, 2019

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
Fri, Jun 14, 2019

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
Sun, May 26, 2019

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
Sat, Mar 16, 2019

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

Politician Priyanka
Fri, Jan 25, 2019

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

An exit, a beginning
Thu, Oct 18, 2018

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

Towards a Kuposhan Mukt Bharat
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

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
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

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

As Sonia Gandhi makes way
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

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
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

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
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

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
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

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
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

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

Rival, collaborator, friend
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

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

Fighting To Win
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

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

No one’s children
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

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

Post-Varanasi, Cong nervous about changing UP equations
Thu, Mar 09, 2006

The Congress has betrayed a nervousness in the aftermath of the Varanasi bomb blasts, which have the potential to change political equations...