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Outsider in his party

Friday 1 February '13

Sadly for Narasimha Rao, his affair with the Congress was one-sided
Samadhi politics

Wednesday 5 December '12

Those who want a memorial, and those who oppose it, actually agree on one issue. There is political life after death
States of play

Monday 16 July '12

The critique of regional parties stems mostly from the failure to appreciate politics at multiple levels
The long death march

Wednesday 23 May '12

UPA 2 has ignored the lessons of coalition management it seemed to have picked up in its first avatar
Reluctant federalists

Saturday 21 April '12

Almost every party, not just the Congress, is guilty of violating the federal spirit
The party’s many faces

Friday 15 October '10

A structural logic to the bitterness between Manpreet and Sukhbir Badal
Rebel reasons

Wednesday 7 October '09

Sunil Deshmukh, Sushil Kumar Indora, Laxman Jagtap, Sampat Singh, Tukaram Gadakh, Pradeep Jaiswal. The list seems endless.
Congress weds BJP?

Wednesday 14 May '08

Nationalist Congress Party leader and former speaker of the Lok Sabha P.A. Sangma has suggested a BJP-Congress coalition. In a recent interview to the Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta....
Let Third Front be

Saturday 5 April '08

Ideology or strategy, which comes first? This is not a trick question like the chicken and egg problem.
Watch this space

Thursday 18 October '07

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”. The United National Progressive Alliance that positioned itself as an alternative...
Fact and Faction

Wednesday 8 August '07

The current hostilities between chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan and CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan have drawn attention to factionalism in the Kerala CPM. Is it about ideology, strategy, or ju...
Enter the Hyderabad Front

Saturday 16 June '07

A new third front has created a political frisson on the eve of presidential elections. But the third front story in India is a larger saga that illustrates both the vigour and limits of party competi...


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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