Saturday, 15 December, 2018


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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi |Atul Yadav/PTI

State election defeat shows Narendra Modi wins only when he is a challenger

The massive mandate in 2014, along with several states under the BJP government, can become Modi's curse in 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Modi voters know they bought an empty package. They won’t keep buying it

An unambiguous message to the BJP from the state elections: It’s time for you to go.
BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters, in New Delhi | PTI

How BJP loses: Whatever happened to Amit Shah’s Chanakyan strategies?

More than Narendra Modi, the BJP’s poor performance is an indictment of BJP president Amit Shah.
Amit Shah and Narendra Modi

BJP lost the Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan states

There are limits to the communally charged politics of the BJP.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

This election loss has 10 lessons. BJP can choose to learn them or kiss 2019 goodbye

To begin with, the BJP needs some humility and accept that it no longer has a Supreme Leader who can make lamp-posts win.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

BJP had 5 trump cards before this election, but that’s set to change now

Narendra Modi should be now prepared to answer hard questions about economy, climate of hatred and Rafale.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Congress president Rahul Gandhi | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

BJP needs the Congress, it should abandon ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ slogan

BJP’s best chances of winning are in those states where Congress is powerful.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Rajasthan | PTI

Pakoras, polarisation and popularity of Modi: Key takeaways from state election results

Let’s not forget that together Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh account for 65 seats in the Lok Sabha.
Indian Army | Yuri SmityukTASS via Getty Images

Indian military’s surgical strikes unit should come with a ‘handle with care’ tag

A surgical strike special force is not the solution to Pakistan’s terrorism.
Chinese Soldiers Patrol In Tibet

Year and a half later, Doklam has only reinforced India’s stature in Bhutan

Most people in Bhutan are happily oblivious to the Doklam standoff between China and India on their soil in 2017.

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.