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Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
Rajesh Mahapatra

Rajesh Mahapatra

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Rajesh Mahapatra was the Chief Content Officer at Hindustan Times. From sports to politics, analytics to economics, he has an interest in everything that makes news. He tweets as @rajeshmahapatra

articles by Rajesh Mahapatra (194 results)
May 30, 2018 14:23
Elevated oil prices will mean higher inflation, which, in turn, will add to the pressure on the rupee. Subdued exports growth and rising import costs have already weakened the rupee by more than 6% in the past three months read more
May 24, 2018 09:35
As the sugar bowl gets ready to vote on May 28, economic distress and growing clarity about the need for social harmony are shaping a new political alliance in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana. read more
May 20, 2018 18:14
The stitching up and the survival of the JD(S)-Congress post-poll coalition has underlined the importance of the Constitution, the need for institutional checks and balances and the urgency for making electoral democracy a meaningful winner. But it has... read more
May 16, 2018 18:50
In a state that hasn’t allowed any incumbent to retain power in the past 33 years, this election was more about who could take Siddaramaiah’s place read more
May 16, 2018 18:44
Karnataka has turned an important chapter in the coming together of regional parties, which have wisened up to what BJP really means for them. read more
May 10, 2018 17:56
The triple whammy of a higher inflation, a depreciating rupee and a widening current account deficit comes at a time when India’s economy was gaining steam. read more
Apr 22, 2018 16:32
Rahul Gandhi’s decision to put one of his most trusted aides, Jitendra Singh, in charge of Odisha and appoint Niranjan Patnaik as the chief of the Pradesh Congress Committee seems to have given exactly the shot that the Congress party needed to revive... read more
Apr 09, 2018 09:07
The latest consumer confidence survey by the RBI shows the double-whammy of demonetisation and GST is far from over. What is also more clearly revealed is that a growing disconnect is strikingly visible between what people expected and what they actually... read more
Apr 08, 2018 08:01
The Dalit MPs of BJP have rebelled against the party for not doing enough to protect their community. All of them are first time MPs from Uttar Pradesh, where the government of Yogi Adityanath has come under attack for discriminating against the Dal... read more
Apr 03, 2018 19:46
The state will hold its assembly polls next year, concurrently with the parliamentary elections. If the Grand Old Party remains complacent, 2019 could see a bipolar fight between the ruling BJD and the BJP read more
Dec 18, 2017 17:59
A clear message from Monday’s verdict has been that if the BJP could be given a tough fight on the home turf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, it could be challenged anywhere else. The Opposition has finally found a leader to rally... read more
Dec 15, 2017 10:04
The Gujarat elections of 2017 have revealed new types of vulnerabilities and strengths in the two very different political organizations of the Congress and the BJP. read more
Dec 09, 2017 21:44
The youth in Gujarat are not simply unhappy or angry and dissatisfied. To anyone willing to make sense of their words, there appears to be a ‘generational disquiet’. Increasingly, caste and class are morphing into a strong demographic demand for state-aided... read more
Oct 22, 2017 09:03
It would be more than naïve to believe that interpretations about the economy – given what they are in India at the moment – can escape the taint of politics. This disagreement or quarrel is over interpretation rather than fact. read more
Oct 15, 2017 08:02
An analysis of latest Labour Bureau points to an absolute decline in formal employment between 2013 and 2016, for the first time in many decades read more