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Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

After Ayodhya: Will Modi’s ‘new era’ end old conflicts?

The inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22 turns into an audio-visual spectacle

01 Feb 2024 12:00 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Will Opp. lose battle for 2024 before it’s begun?

The Opposition parties got together, found in “INDIA” an acronym that creased brows of top BJP leaders

04 Jan 2024 12:00 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | 2024 Game On; But Cong, Opp. Need to Act Smarter

The reasons behind the BJP’s victory in this round -- Modi factor, Hindutva, welfarism and party machinery -- may not work across states

06 Dec 2023 12:00 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Many worries for BJP as ‘semi-final’ vote looms

The ultra-nationalistic narrative emerged as the overarching narrative, clearly missing at this stage.

05 Nov 2023 11:38 PM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Check governors trying to exceed their powers

In the past nine years, it has become commonplace for governors to block legislation passed by state Assemblies.

03 Jul 2023 12:05 AM


Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | As 2024 looms, Kejriwal is looking ahead to 2029

The Congress cannot bask in the glory of the Karnataka sweep and the AAP can’t focus only on its long-term pursuits.

16 May 2023 12:30 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | WFI mess: All that’s wrong as India sport, politics mix

The manner in which this episode has played out raises doubts over the BJP leadership having such an iron grip over the party as is believed

05 May 2023 12:00 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | It’s not just about Rahul: The stakes are far bigger

So far, Rahul Gandhi and the Congress have called a spade a spade, and this trait must be retained

28 Mar 2023 12:00 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Will boost for Shinde Sena be a boon or curse for BJP?

Part of the BJP’s troubles in Maharashtra is the result of its domineering stance towards allies.

27 Feb 2023 12:50 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Amid BJP triumph, can AAP be a force in 2024?

The future direction of politics also depends on the performance of Cong govt in HP and coordination between the MCD and the Delhi govt

15 Dec 2022 12:05 AM


Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Does RSS chief’s Muslim dialogue have a future?

The RSS will become a centenarian in 2025 and no one can ignore the philosophy of cultural nationalism as being integral to its formation

27 Sep 2022 12:00 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | ‘Freebie’ politics: Can Opp. use PM tactics against BJP?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an all-out blitzkrieg against the politics of promising freebies or giveaways in return for votes

29 Jul 2022 12:55 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Politics of ‘us’ and ‘them’: The myths and the reality

Hindutva is spoken beneath the breath by the leadership but in high decibels by supporters

03 Jun 2022 12:21 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | To stop all political misuse, speedy police reforms vital

As recent events demonstrate, every party prefers having the law enforcers acting as a private militia

18 May 2022 12:40 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Nehru, Ambedkar and the BJP: Revisiting of history?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has personally led this new-found public embrace and appropriation of Dr Ambedkar’s legacy

11 Apr 2022 12:28 AM


Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Congress like an old LP, playing the same tunes

People still hope the Congress leadership shall arise from its self-induced comatose state

16 Mar 2022 2:43 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Will BJP’s ‘before’ & ‘after’ 2017 line deliver UP 2022?

The central prong has been always to poke at pre-existing religios prejudice of Hindus against Muslims

14 Feb 2022 1:50 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | After Bengal, Opposition must devise national strategy

Opposition parties have to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each party and leader and allocate responsibility accordingly

05 May 2021 12:00 AM

Nilanjan: Abandonment whiff to Centre’s lockdown exit

India’s ruling establishment has so far come across as a bewildered lot, unsure of any path but polarising politics and dream selling

14 May 2020 5:49 PM

Aarogya Setu not a magic tool; it breaches privacy

It is universally recognised that crises like pandemics enable governments to increase surveillance.

21 Apr 2020 12:10 PM