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Is Yogi’s Repressive Crackdown On CAA Protesters Aimed To Outshine Modi-Shah?

Is Yogi’s Repressive Crackdown On CAA Protesters Aimed To Outshine Modi-Shah?

Dec 30, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

Yogi Adityanath’s ruthlessness may be replete with messages not only for the protesters, the minorities and...

The Unbearable Nothingness Of Being Sri Lankan Hindu

The Unbearable Nothingness Of Being Sri Lankan Hindu

Dec 16, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

The Citizenship Act provides a path for Indian citizenship to Buddhists, but not to those persecuted by the...

Hamara Bajaj: Going Where Few Dare To Go These Days

Hamara Bajaj: Going Where Few Dare To Go These Days

Dec 05, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

The force and fury with which Union ministers and BJP functionaries tore into Rahul Bajaj and targeted him...

Sabarimala Redux: Marxists Caught Between Court, Ayyappa and Activists

Sabarimala Redux: Marxists Caught Between Court, Ayyappa and Activists

Nov 18, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

From Ayyappa board members to the activists, from those courting trouble in Ayyapa’s name to the court,...

RCEP Fiasco May Be Good For Economy, But A Disaster For Foreign Relations

RCEP Fiasco May Be Good For Economy, But A Disaster For Foreign Relations

Nov 05, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

Having invested all its political capital in Kashmir, the BJP cannot take foreign policy decisions by...

INX Media Chargesheet Does More Damage To CBI Than Chidambaram

INX Media Chargesheet Does More Damage To CBI Than Chidambaram

Oct 22, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

The chargesheet against Chidambaram in INX Media case is akin to producing a dead rat. It trivialises the...

After Syria, Will Trump’s 'Unmatched Wisdom' Now Show Up in Afghanistan Next?

After Syria, Will Trump’s 'Unmatched Wisdom' Now Show Up in Afghanistan Next?

Oct 10, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

If the US withdraws from Afghanistan, India, which has steadfastly supported the US, would be sidelined in...

Lhasa Diary

Lhasa Diary

Oct 02, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

PM Modi's Diplomacy Dalliance With US Goes Way Beyond 'Howdy, Modi'

PM Modi's Diplomacy Dalliance With US Goes Way Beyond 'Howdy, Modi'

Sep 24, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

The subtext of Narendra Modi’s message to President Donald Trump is that four million Indians in the US can...

To Russia, Once More, With Love And Misgivings

To Russia, Once More, With Love And Misgivings

Sep 12, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

If one is to sum up in a single sentence what India and Russia are striving for, it would be: New initiatives...

OPINION | Arun Jaitley & P Chidambaram: Tale Of Two Ex-Finance Ministers

OPINION | Arun Jaitley & P Chidambaram: Tale Of Two Ex-Finance Ministers

Aug 30, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

For all their thrust and parry, be it in Parliament or elsewhere in public, they showed themselves to be, at...

Opinion | Why India Doesn't Need NSG Membership

Opinion | Why India Doesn't Need NSG Membership

Jun 24, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

The US created the NSG, after India's 1974 nuclear test, solely to deny advanced technology to India, and...

Opinion: Even Journalists With Soft Spot For BJP Aren't Safe, Let Alone Independent Writers, Artists

Opinion: Even Journalists With Soft Spot For BJP Aren't Safe, Let Alone Independent Writers, Artists

Jun 10, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

Is the arrest of Prashant Kanojia also a message that the writ of the UP authorities in such matters extend...

Lingua Fracas: Why Tamil Nadu Loves To Resist 'Hindi Imposition'

Lingua Fracas: Why Tamil Nadu Loves To Resist 'Hindi Imposition'

Jun 03, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

The BJP’s anti-Englishism combined with its drive to privilege Hindi and the Hindi-speaking (people and...

Opinion | Congress Should Think Beyond Gandhi Family, Reinvent Itself For Survival

Opinion | Congress Should Think Beyond Gandhi Family, Reinvent Itself For Survival

May 24, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

The Congress party has to reshape and sharpen itself for re-emerging as an instrument of public usefulness,...

Lok Sabha Election Results: Regional Parties May Hold More Trumps Than BJP, Congress

Lok Sabha Election Results: Regional Parties May Hold More Trumps Than BJP, Congress

May 22, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

As the results begin pouring in, the regional parties may be on top of the game.

Phnom Penh Diary

Phnom Penh Diary

Apr 24, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

This week, a diary from Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

10 Reasons Why Priyanka Gandhi Should Contest Against PM Narendra Modi From Varanasi

10 Reasons Why Priyanka Gandhi Should Contest Against PM Narendra Modi From Varanasi

Apr 21, 2019 Shastri Ramachandaran

No alliance or party opposed to the BJP has talked of who may be fielded against Prime Minister Narendra...