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Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

In Karnataka, see the birth of a shamocracy

The BJP and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, is little but a breeding ground of autocrats masquerading as democrats.

18 May 2018 12:22 AM

Clear choices in K’taka: Will Modi magic work?

The likelihood of the trend continuing is possibly the first challenge for the Congress as it has to prevent the emergence of Mr Modi as “the issue”.

04 May 2018 4:41 AM

After 2014 Modi wave, 2019 headed for drift

Mr Modi’s incapacity to check this despite proclaimed intention is his principal failure.

20 Apr 2018 12:37 AM

Dalit fury rattles BJP, as Sangh fuzzy over caste

The Modi government is conspicuous in its inability to comprehend dalit sense and sensibility.

06 Apr 2018 6:59 AM

Didi sets the ball rolling, but road ahead is tough

The PM will do no good to his chances of securing another term by imagining the developments to be just an one-act skit of the overambitious.

30 Mar 2018 1:25 AM

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BJP vulnerable if Opposition can unite, state by state

These results underscore a major flaw in the way that the BJP conducts itself following credible victories in new territories.

16 Mar 2018 2:22 AM

TDP exit, statue attacks: BJP to rethink strategy?

The TDP’s pullout from the Union government has the possibility of reworking the equation prior to 2019.

09 Mar 2018 5:11 AM

Govt ‘failure’ over PNB threat to its credibility

Modi govt’s biggest failure is in making the bureaucracy — in governments and in quasi-government bodies — stakeholders in a popular administration.

23 Feb 2018 1:58 AM

Democracy recession? New low in Parliament

Though greeted by the treasury benches with loud thumps on desks, Mr Modi displayed poor knowledge of history.

09 Feb 2018 2:30 AM

Padmaavat, mob rule & 68 years of the republic

Padmaavat is not just a film, an indulgence of an overenthusiastic picture-book maker.

26 Jan 2018 1:42 AM

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Heal ’84 wounds: Give justice, end the politics

Sikhs were not too impressed with the NDA’s decision to constitute the SIT.

12 Jan 2018 12:14 AM

Short-term-vision netas India’s growing danger

The threat to the BJP in the beginning of the year and the challenge it faced in the last weeks of the year were similar.

30 Dec 2017 12:15 AM

Touching new low: Guj race leaves bitter taste

It is a sad moment for Indian democracy that the Prime Minister will henceforth be pulled down by the weight of old questions.

15 Dec 2017 2:37 AM

Gujarat: A huge test for BJP as 2019 on horizon

This election, that was expected to be a cakewalk for the BJP, has turned on its head and become an extraordinary poll.

02 Dec 2017 4:31 AM

Indira’s rise & fall: A lesson for our times

The truth is somewhere in between, and despite her fallibilities, Indira made some lasting contributions to nation-building.

17 Nov 2017 12:27 AM

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BJP jittery in Guj: Will Rahul play cards right?

The Congress vice-president struck a chord as he attacked demonetisation and unemployment in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state.

04 Nov 2017 12:57 AM

Will Gujarat polls be a real challenge for BJP?

The EC said the schedule was withheld to prevent the state from enduring a long period under the model code of conduct.

21 Oct 2017 12:41 AM

After the Sinha ripple effects, wait & watch

The latest in the line of the government’s critics is Arun Shourie, who repeated earlier assertions.

06 Oct 2017 1:17 AM

Gujarat stakes high: A challenge for BJP

Gujarat’s political importance is greater this time because both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are from the state.

22 Sep 2017 12:36 AM

Rein in forces of hate, before they eat us up

As police investigations are underway, it is premature to rush to conclusions and blame specific political forces.

08 Sep 2017 6:21 AM

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