Friday, 18 January, 2019


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.

Gopal Das

Mission Ganga, missing activist: Why no one cares for Gopal Das

The future of the dying river and its true crusaders hangs in balance.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

In Mayawati-Akhilesh alliance, Ambedkar and Lohia can realise their unfinished agenda

As Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav addressed media queries in Lucknow, the poster behind them spoke louder than their words.
File photo of Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati | PTI

Numbers don’t lie: Why SP-BSP alliance can defeat BJP’s legendary poll arithmetic

In 2019, the road to New Delhi goes via Lucknow and the bua and bhatija have realised that.
Farm land on the outskirts of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Land reform a game-changer that Narendra Modi government has overlooked

It must be the core priority for any government that wants to improve the agricultural situation.
File photo of Narendra Modi at the launch of MUDRA Bank in New Delhi | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

MUDRA scheme: What the Modi government failed to do for small businesses

The slowdown in credit to small businesses is yet another example of central planning gone wrong.
Tejashwi Yadav seeks blessings from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati | PTI

At long last, the Dalit queen of Indian politics has tamed the brash Yadavs

The symbolism of Yadav chieftains bending before Mayawati could alter the future of politics in UP and Bihar. The image of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief L...
Representational image | PEXELS

Murder of 16 pups in Kolkata shows why we should stop calling ourselves civilised

We are humans. We are supposedly civilised. We share our cities with them. But we bludgeon puppies to death.   The 16 puppies laid out in a row in Kolkata sh...
alok verma

How the lack of ‘dharma’ caused the CBI crisis

It started long before Narendra Modi took office.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Without realising, BJP has surrendered India to Muhammad Ali Jinnah

An India that denies itself to some of us could end up being denied to all of us, writes Shashi Tharoor.
File photo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul | OfficialHardikPandya/Facebook

Lose the loose talk: Why we must thank Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul

It shows that women may finally matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen |

Rahul Gandhi’s pitch that Modi is the worst doesn’t mean Congress is the best

Which constituency is Rahul Gandhi addressing? How exactly does he define his base? Or, does he even know what his base is?