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Anand K Sahay

As ‘zero hour’ looms, a critical test for Kovind

Ordinarily, the next Prime Minister should be sworn in by May 26, the day the present incumbent took the oath five years ago.

13 May 2019 12:07 AM

To finish Hindu state project, Modi has to return to power

The past five years have been very special for the politico-religious far right in India associated with the country’s religious majority.

26 Apr 2019 5:45 AM

The road to nowhere passes through Kashmir

While the Army made no formal comment, its unhappiness was evident from press reports.

15 Apr 2019 12:10 AM

In 2019, BJP goes back to its old RSS roots

In 2019, however, the BJP appears to be returning to its roots, switching tactics completely.

19 Mar 2019 12:10 AM

Faulty politics, intel failures led to J&K tragedy

The government and its bailiff in Kashmir, state governor Satya Pal Malik, are yet to take any meaningful deterrent action against the communal gangs.

19 Feb 2019 5:17 AM


Rahul alone gives the BJP sleepless nights

In order to avoid misconceptions, it is necessary to underline that we are firmly in the coalition universe already

28 Jan 2019 1:22 AM

Handling politics when the breeze is changing

What form the riposte of the Opposition parties will assume in different states is all lively speculation now.

17 Dec 2018 12:05 AM

Turning back the clock in India’s politics

Fatigue with the Congress was evident as was evident the urge and temptation to try out the Modi brand of leader, not just the saffron party.

19 Nov 2018 12:10 AM

Silence and mayhem go together in India

There may be murmurs of rebellion but the people do not rise in revolt because too much force is ranged on the other side.

22 Oct 2018 6:01 AM

Rahul Gandhi must forge a different Congress

However, the overall advantage may still be presumed to lie with the ruling government as it has the state machinery at its beck and call.

24 Sep 2018 1:30 AM


Spurious challenge thrown at J&K via Article 35A

It is also important to note that it is through Article 35A that permanent residents of J&K become citizens of India.

27 Aug 2018 12:22 AM

It’s too early to talk of a Modi-Imran entente

As a politician, Khan’s popularity was rising over the years, and yet he needed the unmistakeable push the Army gave him.

07 Aug 2018 12:36 AM

4 yrs of self-inflicted wounds, an era of banality

Nor did the PM bother checking if there was a reason why his predecessors had not been to a particular place.

02 Jul 2018 5:41 AM

Resistance in the republic of fear

We seem to be getting back to the time when the RSS-BJP used to plead with the country not to practise “political untouchability” against it.

04 Jun 2018 6:34 AM

An insight into chronicles of RAW & ISI spy games

This is not the recording of a scholarly seminar, nor the minutes of a dreary conference of high officials.

27 May 2018 2:45 AM


Choices for governor: Constitution or ideology

Not to take chances, and to armtwist the governor, the BJP central leadership has despatched a clutch of ministers to Bengaluru.

17 May 2018 1:52 AM

It’s Modi vs Siddaramaiah in Karnataka

Ordinary people don’t believe any more in the World Bank and the IMF data, which talk up the Indian economy.

07 May 2018 1:33 AM

A gentleman editor, elegant writer and a liberal to the core

“Nihal”, as many much younger journalists could take the liberty to call him without causing any offence to this cosmopolitan, wrote till the end.

17 Apr 2018 1:10 AM

Fake news is dirty politics, not journalism

In fact, the word “news” in its name is misleading. It should plainly be called what it is — “false information”.

09 Apr 2018 12:17 AM

India’s weak China policy can spell havoc

There are several reasons why the China relationship is extremely important and ought to be seen as such.

12 Mar 2018 12:21 AM