Suhas Palshikar The Indian Express Group

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Many a slip

Friday 13 December '13

Electoral victories in four states may not add up to a BJP wave in 2014.
Moving the middle

Friday 22 November '13

Will Modi effect a fundamental shift in democratic politics?
Polls apart

Monday 4 November '13

Our political parties have been facing ‘continuous assessment’ for the past two decades.
Why the party must go on

Friday 18 October '13

Survey evidence points to the importance of continuous politics, which requires parties to have a semblance of an organisation and regular activists.
With Modis at the helm

Tuesday 30 July '13

Come 2014, BJP will serve each state a different Modi. There will be at least three
A triangle of love and hate

Tuesday 2 July '13

Rumblings in Maharashtra’s BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and MNS carry portents for 2014
In the strongman’s shadow

Thursday 13 June '13

The Advani drama is over. But for the BJP, challenging times have only just begun
A crisis of political courage

Wednesday 22 May '13

Instead of collecting small victories in the shadow of impending defeats, the Congress needs to inject itself with some political adrenaline
What the bad language signifies

Monday 22 April '13

Speeches in poor taste are not new in Maharashtra. Ajit Pawar’s resort to a tested strategy speaks of a deeper malaise
Friends like Mulayam

Thursday 4 April '13

New strains in coalition politics may be redefining power-sharing for the future
Sum of states

Friday 8 March '13

Why this year’s assembly elections could be the tea leaves for 2014
Late to the party

Tuesday 22 January '13

Rahul inherits a Congress that has ceased to set the terms of political contestation
New, but not yet improved

Friday 4 January '13

We must ask hard questions of these mobilisations, before we declare them a new politics
The near-hegemon

Saturday 29 December '12

Modi has established the classic one-dominant-party model of competition in Gujarat.
A cornered sena

Wednesday 21 November '12

Shiv Sena cannot continue to be both vigilante movement and political party
Congress’s two-state problem

Monday 5 November '12

Assembly elections in Himachal and Gujarat are more a test for the Congress than the BJP
The limits of Pawar

Monday 23 July '12

NCP’s shrunken options in Maharashtra will weigh heavy as he mulls his future in UPA
Old stage, new players

Thursday 26 April '12

The failure to construct an all-India motif has led to the return of the federalism debate
Why the right to recall is flawed

Wednesday 14 September '11

Representatives are not just delegates — they balance their constituency’s interests with the larger public good.
By the ballot alone

Saturday 6 August '11

Is intra-party democracy more important than the party?


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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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