A third front with regional leaders has an inbuilt self-destruct mechanism. But if AAP, shorn of any ideology, were to be its guiding light, god knows, it just might work, writes Chanakya.
The Congress was the original party of the aam aadmi. But thanks to its cavalier attitude and lethargy, AAP picked up the term and ran with it. And with spectacular success. Chanakya writes.
The Politician can no longer come up with omnibus promises . He has to get down to the wire and address specific issues. Big talk of national good no longer finds any resonance. Chanakya writes.
The BJP is not short on talent. Why does its PM candidate Narendra Modi not put himself onto the backburner for a bit and tell the people about the talent he has in his armoury? Chanakya writes.
Why is Kejriwal, who came riding on his steed, felling mighty oaks along the way not putting together a government? It was a mandate for change, and it was very much a mandate for the AAP. Chanakya writes.
The recent assembly elections, especially the stunning showing by the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, have shown that the dialogue between the ruled and ruler is now one of equals.
Instead of just reporting and commenting on it, the media would do themselves a huge favour by turning the gaze inwards and make the work atmosphere safe for their women employees.
If the Aam Aadmi Party wins, it will be because it is no different from other political parties, it will be because it is yet another cynical political formation. Chanakya writes.
The chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and his ministers must impress on Kashmiris how much better it is to be part of the Indian growth story than the Pakistani jihadi story. Chanakya writes.
Narendra Modi says that we will take a tough stand with China. Are we in a position to do so? Rahul Gandhi talks of the ISI reaching out to our youth? Does he have any proof? Chanakya writes.
Diplomacy is somewhat like choosing where to put your savings. The basket that makes the least sense to be putting one's last few eggs in is the one woven in Islamabad. Chanakya writes.
A coming together of all these disparate formations to constitute a Third Front would be more like the Mad Hatter’s tea party than a credible political forum. Chanakya writes.
The elections are not really round the corner, but the talk of political alignments is already in the air. And as always, there will be talk of a Third Front. Chanakya writes.
The real debate on corruption and an effective Lokpal has been obscured by allegations, apologies and angst. This is no way in which to conduct a debate on corruption. Chanakya
The movement of the Pensions Bill offers hope that policy is not completely held hostage. The average Indian household faces four hours of outage every day in peak summer. Where do pensions fit in all of this? Read on. Chanakya