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Kalyani Shankar

Kalyani Shankar
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Kalyani Shankar is a columnist, the former Political Editor of the Hindustan Times and former Washington correspondent of the Hindustan Times.

On Camera

Voting in US | Commons

India wants US-style govt system, but forgets America doesn’t have ‘one nation, one election’

US conducts its presidential election with 50 different rules for 50 states. As C. Rajagopalachari had said, uniformity is not unity.
Representational image | Credit: Unilever.com

Hindustan Unilever sees biggest revenue spike since 2011 on rural demand

The optimism, though, is yet to translate into gains for investors as Hindustan Unilever’s shares underperform while the IMF further slashed India's economic growth forecast.

Defence

Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image: ANI

Govt looking at ‘highly confidential’ China proposal to reduce tensions in Ladakh 

Both India & China are continuing with troop rotation as they look set to maintain forward deployment through Ladakh’s bitter winter as the LAC standoff continues.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.