Dhirendra K Jha

Congress Divided over Andhra Division

Senior leaders offer different arguments for and against Telengana, but remain worried about the irreparable damage done to the party in the state

30 January 2013
Art & Culture
Naga Sadhus on Hire

As akharas find it harder and harder to get new recruits, they are paying people to pose as Naga ascetics and swell their numbers for the duration of the Kumbh

25 January 2013
Nitish set to junk BJP for 2014 polls

The continuing rise of Narendra Modi in the BJP is hampering Nitish’s calculations in Bihar

12 December 2012
The Riot and the Rot

Faizabad saw a brazen attack on Muslims on 24 October. From what led to this carnage, it is clear that it was not spontaneous but orchestrated

31 October 2012
Anna’s Military Might

India’s favourite agitationist looks for a new source of support

23 October 2012
Maya’s Choice

Whether or not to support the UPA

10 October 2012
The Mamata Effect: Mulayam Acts Tough But Maya May Help

The Congress knows that the SP can at best be a short-term ally, but it hopes the compulsions of self-interest ensure the BSP’s support

20 September 2012
In UP, Congress Plays Communal Card

A one-time Ayodhya agitator and Gandhi family loyalist is set to take over as the state’s Congress chief

06 September 2012
Nitish Must Make a Choice

In supporting Ramdev’s movement, he could be making a mistake his Lohiaite predecessors did—of strengthening those they claimed to oppose

16 August 2012
The Lessons of Manesar

A look at the larger context of the labour unrest and violence at Maruti Suzuki’s new car factory

27 July 2012


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