Kancha Ilaiah


Is BJP going pro-Mandal?

The Bharatiya Janata Party is in a crisis. Its old guard, whose glorious days began with the demolition of the Babri Masjid, is being retired prematurely.

Cursed by caste

I am a Modi watcher, like my father was a sheep watcher. Narendra Modi launched a massive campaign recently, with full-page advisements in national newspapers and on TV channels, with the caption “India First’’.

Chai, caste and class comrade

The Indian political process is likely to undergo a metamorphosis in the upcoming general elections with Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi set to challenge the Congress’ structures of power. This was somewhat unthinkable given Mr Modi’s social background.

Missing the aurat in AAP

It is nice to see men who would normally not like to be seen wielding jhadoos at home brandishing brooms in public like trophies.

Why are the Maoists soft on the BJP?

The Chhattisgarh Assembly election results were stunning in many ways. Though the exit polls had predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party would win, I had thought otherwise.

Our feudal lords

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and her domestic help Sangeeta Richard’s master and servant relationship has turned into a diplomatic tussle between the US and India.

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.