Don’t underestimate its impact. The Women’s Reservation Bill could prove as significant as the Mandal reservations in altering India’s political landscape.
With searchlights out for ‘bourgeois tendencies’ within the party, the CPM drives one of its own leaders to his death.
Partners once, rivals now. There is a deep split within the CPM that threatens to surface if the party loses Bengal.
Amar Singh’s troubles are only a sign that a caste group long used to power is now finding itself short of options.
The demand for new states are suddenly flying thick and fast. What does the Constitution say about this?
Old rivalries resurface as Naxals face poll challenges from within their ranks. The Jharkhand election could determine the future of Naxalism.
The amazing story of a feisty leader of the downtrodden in Bihar who procured fair wages, water and micro-finance for her fellow Dalits. She also looks into her husband’s eyes while talking to him
India’s grand old party is sitting pretty, notching up one electoral triumph after another. Is the long forgotten Tina—there is no alternative—factor back with a bang?
If you think Prakash Karat would be lying low after his party’s recent rout, think again. He’s back at the helm with a grand plan for change
The party got a big chunk of upper caste votes in the state.
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile
Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.
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