Articles by Shashi Shekhar
From Indira Gandhi to Narendra Modi, the art of turning issues into slogans for electoral success continues in Sandeshkhali, Bengal.
Agriculture in India needs redress — but its problems are not exceptional
The question is whether the days of consensus in democracy have come to an end.
It is worth noting that no PM has yet greeted the nation with a Ram-Ram or a Sat Shri Akal outside of Parliament.
We gained Independence only 77 years ago. Civilisations cannot turn in such a short period, yet we are paving the way for a renaissance
Ayodhya is fundamentally different from the Vatican. In a few years, Ayodhya will see temples and mosques standing together.
The UP government had left no stone unturned in adorning Ayodhya. Is the Vatican for Hindus on the horizon?
The Opposition’s biggest difficulty is that if they attend the Ram temple consecration ceremony, they would be seen as toeing the BJP line
INDIA bloc's metaphorical train is already behind schedule and will now need to accelerate at least three-fold to reach their intended destination.
Is there still room to entertain the belief that the climate crisis will organically resolve itself?
Incidents such as the Bhopal gas tragedy underscore that we must prioritise every countryman’s life as the nation’s utmost responsibility.
Consider the ramifications if India had responded with an all-out attack highlighting that effective governance demands strategic acumen.
One hopes that the vitality exhibited in sports, film, literature, and cultural endeavours will continue to reject negativity in times to come.
Nobody wants their personal information to be made public, but technology has made access to such information easy, introducing new threats.
Tragedy in West Asia is aiding those who seek to split the world along sectarian lines
Social media trolls are using incidents like hate crimes to spread fear and misinformation, undermining democratic values.
Israel-Gaza conflict raises concerns about violations of international law. Humanitarian approach urged to avoid further tragedies.
Sikhs are self-reliant, confident, courageous, and inclusive. That is why they are widely accepted and respected throughout the country.
Gandhi never compromised on his principles and stuck to his convictions even at the cost of his life. He continues to stay alive in our thoughts
The recent passage of the "Nari Shakti Vandan Bill" generates hope, but its timing raises questions about political motives
It is certain that in the following days, not only flowers but also thorns will appear in the political sphere.
We have to understand that the road to progress, companionship, and politics cannot always be the same in a democracy
Welcome to the realm of political speculation and twists in the tale.
Internal discord and unclear intentions of leaders are some of the obstacles to be overcome for the INDIA coalition in the upcoming Mumbai meeting
Kashmir sees signs of progress and confidence despite several ongoing challenges and a presence of terrorism
India has progressed from poverty and despair to economic growth and empowerment, but social responsibilities are crucial
Manipur faces ongoing violence and political tension, hindering Parliament's work and requiring a long-term solution.
The fires in Manipur might spread to Mizoram and neighbouring areas. That is why it is critical to put a stop to the current storm of ethnic rivalry.
INDIA needs to develop a counter-narrative to BJP and PM Modi's political cocktail. The meeting in Mumbai could be decisive.