Paranjoy Guha Thakurta


Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is an educator and commentator

We are like this only

Whi-ch politi-cal pa-rties in the country are likely to emerge as the third, fourth and fifth largest parties once the outcome of the elections is known on May 16?

The game changers

The Bharatiya Janata Party hopes to win 70 out of the 120 Lok Sabha seats in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Toughest riddle ever

Wha-t’s the pri-ze for gu-essing the outcome of the 16th general election, which will be known on the 16th day of May?

Inheritance of loss

Despite finance minister Palan-iappan Chidam-baram’s best efforts to showcase the achievements of his government over the last decade in his February 17 speech presenting the Interim Budget for 2014-1

Rags and riches

The anger and outrage of ordinary people against the incumbent UPA-II regime headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a consequence of many factors.

Dilli door ast

If certain opinion polls are to believed and if the views of particular commentators in the media are to be considered seriously, the ascendancy of Narendra Modi to the post of Prime Minister of India is a foregone conclusion.

Why is India Inc betting on Modi?

Why are almost all corporate captains in the country so enamoured of Narendra Modi?

Trading honesty for benefits

Lalu Prasad Yadav is in jail. As is Rasheed Masood. Both have been disqualified as legislators. But are elected representatives now likely to be less brazen while participating in acts of corruption, even if the long arm of the law remains rather lengthy and the wheels of justice continue to grind excruciatingly slowly?

Drowning in graft

The paradox is rather apparent. In the contemporary history of India, never have so many once-influential politicians had to spend time behind bars as they have in recent times. Yet the second UPA government, headed by a Prime Minister who was known as Mr Clean, is also being perceived as one of the country’s most corrupt regimes, packed by people with flexible ethics.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.