Growing clout of regional leaders in India's politics - 1 month ago
Some disadvantages of the decline of national-level parties are obvious. These include the coalitions that are cobbled together to form governments at the centre and in the states, and the resultant political instability.
Budget 2013: UPA finally moving towards capitalism - 2 months ago
The fear about the rich being taxed was expressed during the run-up to the budget, mainly because it was felt that the government's capabilities to finance the profligate welfare programmes of the Congress were limited.
Congress needs to overcome trust deficit - 4 months ago
Not surprisingly, Sonia Gandhi referred to the challenge from the middle class in her Jaipur speech, which was otherwise replete with the usual advice to partymen to be disciplined and unostentati
A prospective PM cannot be a part-timer - 4 months ago
By disappearing during the widespread popular protests in Delhi against the gang-rape and death of a 23-year-old paramedical student, Rahul Gandhi hasn't done his prime ministerial chances any good.
Narendra Modi's success can deepen BJP's divisive image - 4 months ago
That Modi himself is acutely conscious of his unsavoury reputation is evident from his strenuous efforts in the last five years to divert attention from the 2002 riots to his role in developing the state's industries and infrastructure
Bal Thackeray's parochial brand of politics - 6 months ago
The pall of gloom, tinged with fear, which has enveloped Mumbai because of Bal Thackeray's illness may be a measure of the Shiv Sena chief's political clout but can hardly be regarded as a tribute since it underlines his parochial brand of politics.
Arvind Kejriwal: Truth is not his only objective - 7 months ago
Along with targeting Robert Vadra and Salman Khurshid, they are also battling against the hike in electricity rates and, for a time, Kejriwal had gone off to Kudankulum to agitate against the nuclear plant.
The real reason why BJP opposes foreign investment in retail - 7 months ago
What the BJP does not seem to realise is that it is swimming against what the communists will say, the tide of history
All is not lost for the UPA - 7 months ago
Every dark cloud has a silver lining. In the present political scenario in India, at least three such streaks of light can be discerned. One is that the government is not in immediate danger.
Economics trumps politics: Manmohan Singh back in charge - 8 months ago
As at the time of the nuclear deal in 2008, the PM is back in charge again.