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Wednesday, May 22, 2019



History has an uncanny way of intruding into contemporary life and shaping our public conversation. A new controversy emerged recently over the relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose.

articles by Chanakya (259 results)
May 11, 2019 21:29
Unless 2019 throws up a surprise in favour of the Congress, like 2014 was in favour the BJP, Narendra Modi and his party will continue to remain the central axis of India’s political wheel in the foreseeable future read more
Apr 27, 2019 20:29
The elections should have been an opportunity for a robust political debate on precisely these issues so that people could make informed choices and see the emergence of a broad consensus. That has not happened. read more
Apr 13, 2019 20:24
Polling agencies can use a Bayesian model to predict the number of seats a party is expected to win read more
Mar 30, 2019 18:54
No election is a single-issue election. And so the problem isn’t the fact that two principal sides are speaking of two different issues. The problem is they are not engaging adequately with each other on them read more
Mar 17, 2019 09:59
Meanwhile, the Congress continues to struggle with its alliances. It could well be that the party’s recent electoral success is itself coming in the way of finalising them read more
Mar 02, 2019 18:11
Before Pulwama, the farm crisis and jobs dominated the narrative. It’s likely they will be important in the run-up to the polls, but they will have to share the space with security and the war against terror read more
Feb 16, 2019 19:18
The point here is that despite overwhelming political dominance, the government is on the backfoot as far as issues are concerned. It has its own narrative of course: strong leadership, rural welfare programmes, instituting structural changes to clean... read more
Feb 02, 2019 20:06
The national party which is able to convince the urban middle class, the urban poor, the small farmer, and the rural landless that it can improve its quality of life and incomes will do better read more
Jan 20, 2019 08:15
In a three-cornered race in a first-past-the-post system such as India’s, the regional parties will stay relevant only if there isn’t too much gap between the other two groupings or parties — in terms of seat share, and strike rate. In 2014, there w... read more
Dec 22, 2018 20:02
The turning of the cycle is the biggest political trend of the year read more
Dec 08, 2018 19:21
Between December and April-May, the BJP will try to find and highlight national issues, even as the Congress and other opposition parties focus on state-specific ones. It promises to be interesting. read more
Nov 11, 2018 13:06
Statues are always political. This is true of the Statue of Unity just as it is true of the Shiv Smarak, the planned Ram statue, and many other statues built by political leaders over the past several decades. Given recent developments, it’s possible... read more
Oct 27, 2018 18:20
The best leaders are those who recognise their limitations and work to address these. In Kohli’s case, these have nothing to do with his own cricket or the impact captaincy has had on it and everything to do with managing people and outthinking the opposition.... read more
Oct 13, 2018 19:25
Rising fuel prices and the falling rupee may largely be on account of global factors, not the national government’s doing, but they are both issues with mass appeal read more