Mayawati is best placed to be a sutradhar, and not the protagonist. If she were to declare she’s not in the race for the post of PM, her status as the tallest Dalit leader would make her the real power broker of opposition unity.
As an Indian and a democrat – and as an opposition politician also facing a seemingly unvanquishable foe in power, and looking to unity and popular support to bring about change – I can only wish the new coalition government in Malaysia well.
There are many reasons why child labour is normalised in India, the primary being that it is often done with the aid of poor parents in desperate need of money.
In any crisis or critical situation, public figures, who influence millions globally, get caught in a spiral of blame game, which often takes the focus away from showing solidarity with the victims.
Never has Tamil Nadu seen such violence unleashed upon its people. With Tuticorin, the Palaniswami government has destroyed its mandate to govern.
The Congress and the JD(S) activists, rivals on the ground, are yet to reconcile to the new political reality. The BJP might benefit by admitting disgruntled defectors from both the parties. As H.D. Kumaraswamy prepares...
The BJP has begun to leverage every bit of its organisational capacity across the country. The party uses its leaders from the northeastern states to campaign during elections in other parts of the country.
The clout of ideology-agnostic power-seekers that had diminished after 2014 seems to be returning, from UP to Karnataka.
Dissent makes for a healthy democracy, no matter what day of the week it is. People are far more likely to be happy if we have ministers who address problems.