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Monday, Sep 21, 2020



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 (303 results)
Sep 15, 2018 17:06
Chanakya believes that a good starting point to address the fake news issue would be to take away the immunity that platforms such as Facebook enjoy read more
Sep 01, 2018 16:25
Chanakya sees four major challenges before Governor Satya Pal Malik read more
Aug 18, 2018 18:50
What the modern Indian politician can learn from one of India’s most liked Prime Ministers read more
Aug 04, 2018 19:24
The NRC process, at the current juncture, is an outcome of both a judicial push and political balance of power read more
Jul 21, 2018 19:29
From farm distress to job creation to the real state of the Indian economy, we are now clearly in a post-truth world with alternative facts supporting pre-existing narratives being thrown around during the debate. read more
Jul 07, 2018 18:50
Governments and political parties should know what powers they have, and don’t have under the Constitution read more
Jun 23, 2018 16:49
It’s true that the two parts of the state, Jammu and Kashmir, are currently polarised to the extent they’ve never been before. The number of young Kashmiris joining terror groups is at an all-time high according to the state police. The Hurriyat seemed... read more
Jun 09, 2018 16:07
While alliances can be made or unmade rapidly in politics, it does seem as if the Congress has stolen a march over the BJP when it comes to convincing parties that were part of neither alliance in 2014 to be part of an anti-BJP one in 2019 read more
Jun 02, 2018 18:18
The downside of this approach is that electioneering is reduced to a cynical mathematical exercise that is far-removed from issue-based politics. In an environment where winning seems to be the most important thing, that’s only to be expected. read more
May 26, 2018 17:32
With the opposition coming together, a compelling battle can be expected. But whether they can paper over real contradictions, and assure India they can provide a better government, remains to be seen. read more
May 12, 2018 16:03
Will he be acceptable to India’s voters in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections? read more
Apr 28, 2018 18:34
When the country’s executive was found wanting, the judiciary stepped in — this resulted in complaint about judicial overreach but that’s another story — but no institution is equipped to fill the breach caused by the issues in the Supreme Court. read more
Apr 14, 2018 18:39
India cannot, and must not, forget how deep identity cleavages have often jeopardised its growth and stability. If the divide between the Centre and the South, or the North and South, grows, it will have implications for the federal structure, for the... read more
Mar 31, 2018 15:57
Unlike companies in the print and electronic (TV) media, digital media companies in India are not regulated; and unlike these companies, they do not have an industry body that serves as a self regulatory organisation. If Facebook wants to profit from... read more
Mar 17, 2018 18:16
The BJP will have to show that it has delivered on promises made in 2014 (or worked towards delivering it), even while keeping the anti-corruption platform relevant read more