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Arghya Roy Chowdhury

  • By-poll result: People want 'Karma Yogi' Narendra Modi, not Yogi Adityanath

    Euphoria can't be a substitute for ground level organisation. Votes have to be earned through development, not by ramping up political rhetoric. This in a way is the short message from the by-election results in 10 states - a warning bell to the saffron unit before the critical test in Maharashtra...

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 8:46pm
  • From JK Rowling to Sir Alex Ferguson's views, 9 things you need to know about Scotland's independence referendum

    There is much speculation and many media reports about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. On September 18, the people living in Scotland will decide the fate of their country, but they may or may not be Scottish! Confused? Read this simple explainer for all the answers. 

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 5:10pm
  • Teachers' Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's masterclass in political communication

    There are two ways to interpret Narendra Modi's massive outreach programme with the youth of India on Teachers' day. Estimates suggest that 10 to 20 lakh students heard the Prime Minister live in a 'free wheeling' chat where Modi shared different nuggets of his life experience and his philosophy.

    Friday, 5 September 2014 - 10:20pm
  • Washington Post article on Delhi juvenile rapist is a questionable case of pre-judgment

    The December 16 gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi is of the most discussed incidents of recent times. According to National Crime Records Bureau​ (NCRB) data, one incident of rape occurs every 20 minutes in India. However, what made this case stand out was the extremely brutal...

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 4:25pm
  • #100AccheDin: Narendra Modi's Bangladesh policy is a promising work in progress

    Foreign policy has been a very significant aspect of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda in the first 100 days. Right from inviting all the heads of SAARC nations on his coronation day, to his ongoing Japan visit, Modi has checked all the right boxes to position India as a powerful country keen...

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 9:40pm
  • What the Assembly bypoll results mean for Narendra Modi's BJP

    Just a week before the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days, the BJP has received an electoral jolt. Out of the 18 assembly constituencies where by-elections took place across four states, BJP and its allies have won eight seats, whereas opposition Congress and its allies have won 10 seats....

    Monday, 25 August 2014 - 5:45pm
  • Why Narendra Modi's faceoff with Congress chief ministers is bad news for India

    The gloves are off. Even before the completion of 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, the chasm between the opposition-ruled states and Centre has increased alarmingly. So much so, that Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan decided to boycott the formal inauguration of the Nagpur Metro...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 8:50pm
  • Veil off 'sari diplomacy', Narendra Modi government succumbs to hardliners

    The expected thing has happened. India has called off talks with Pakistan, objecting to the Pakistan high commissioner's meeting with a Kashmiri separatist group. The relationship between the two countries has historically gone through a lot of ups and down and Monday's development certainly...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 10:42pm
  • Why Varun Gandhi is out of Amit Shah's 'parivaar'

    A week after Amit Shah was formally named President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the strong man from Gujarat has chosen his team. The broad composition of his new team in terms of demographic and caste representation is akin to the BJP ministers at the Centre. Shah, like Modi, has also...

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 6:35pm
  • Is this endgame for Arvind Kejriwal?

    In the high stake game of politics, fortune often changes dramatically. Powerful leaders are reduced to mere shadow of their past domination in matter of few miscalculations.

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 11:11pm