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Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Savarkar a national icon? BJP’s new poll trick

After Chhatrapati Shivaji, Savarkar occupies the highest position on the list of Maharashtra’s icons.

19 Oct 2019 4:37 AM

A minister recounts his game of thrones

It is in times like these that one sees political veterans penning memoirs, fulfilling a vital need for the hitherto unknown.

06 Oct 2019 4:56 AM

Satyagraha is Gandhi’s lasting contribution

In April, the government took lead in marking the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

04 Oct 2019 12:07 AM

Sangh needs to look beyond its Hindi belt outlook

His needless assertion predictably evoked anger and consternation in the non-Hindi speaking states.

20 Sep 2019 1:44 AM

100 days of Modi 2.0: A clear sign of path ahead

In Narendra Modi’s case, the excitement has been greater because he has few peers matching his communication skills.

06 Sep 2019 2:33 AM


India to miss Sushma’s restraint, moderation

Sushma Swaraj was never really allowed to settle in a single role within the party and asked to accomplish impossible tasks.

09 Aug 2019 12:08 AM

Who is politically more honest: Pragya, or top BJP leadership?

The BJP leadership, especially Prime Minister Modi, is Janus-faced when it comes to socio-political and economic discourse.

26 Jul 2019 12:19 AM

Pivot of Cong renewal: Inner-party democracy

Sonia Gandhi, back then, did not accept responsibility for the defeat despite the universal law of accountability beginning at the top.

12 Jul 2019 12:23 AM

Sermons on faith pose challenge for Modi 2.0

Modi 2.0 has, however, taken a tough line against any critical references to India on the issue of religious rights and freedom.

29 Jun 2019 12:04 AM

Modi 2.0: PM tries out new talent to run govt

The collective leadership that the BJP was known for became a matter of the past and in its place there emerged a political duopoly.

01 Jun 2019 12:35 AM


Will Modi live up to his ‘sabka vishwas’ vision?

The first test of how true he will be to his words in his second tenure will be when he draws up his council of ministers.

27 May 2019 12:38 AM

Shadow of Bengal polls to linger over republic

The BJP, in contrast, has not done the hard work and failed to build a party grid of significance.

18 May 2019 12:00 AM

Reclaiming the ‘soul of India’ a tall task for next government

Sahay makes a pertinent and extremely worrying point virtually on the eve of the electoral season’s D-Day.

17 May 2019 1:19 AM

EC must stop acting in a partisan way, else its credibility will erode

The alacrity with which the notice was served showed the EC’s partisanship.

03 May 2019 7:06 AM

Cong, Opposition disunity will make life easier for BJP

Campaigning is still underway for 5 of the 7 phases of polling and 354 seats remain up for grabs, while the verdict keeps being anyone’s guess.

19 Apr 2019 2:00 AM


Cong charter shows a newfound confidence

The Congress manifesto contains promises in three domains and is an emphatic statement of its pro-people and democratic political intent.

05 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

BJP back to Sangh’s old line on Kashmir

The intent to shape discussion in this direction became evident when the CBI began reopening virtually defunct cases of terrorism filed against Malik.

27 Mar 2019 1:39 AM

By failing to unite, Oppn seems to forget history

The test before the Oppn parties is to at least get the narrative right even though they appear to have failed in getting their arithmetic right.

09 Mar 2019 6:47 AM

With pre-poll alliances, BJP stoops to conquer

The BJP's decision in both Bihar and Maharashtra, however, would have caused immense heartburn within the local units.

22 Feb 2019 12:50 AM

Party with a difference shifts away from roots

Another way of phrasing the declaration is that for Ms Irani, the leader is paramount over the party and what it stands for.

09 Feb 2019 2:15 AM