Sandhya Jain


Sandhya Jain is a political analyst and independent researcher. She is the author of ‘Adi Deo Arya Devata- A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface’ (Rupa & Co., 2004) and ‘Evangelical Intrusions. Tripura: A Case Study’ (Rupa & Co., 2009). 

Farmer cause real, violence political

Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

It is undeniable that farmers may have genuine problems in repaying loans and deserve higher prices for produce. But the Congress' ability to stage mini-colour revolutions to derail its opponents is unparalleled The agility with which the Congress raises an uproar and/or takes to the streets to protest the alleged sins...

Hate preacher must get jail, not sanctuary

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Zakir Naik has a proven ability to motivate youth across national frontiers to embrace terror acts. Muslim states must show that they do not underwrite such activities The whereabouts of India’s controversial Islamist preacher, Zakir Naik, have become a test case of the Muslim world’s commitment to anti-terrorism in deeds, not...

The collegium system gave us this judge

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

As Justice Karnan retires in June, the best course is to allow him to retire in peace. There is no glory in jailing a sitting judge on contempt of court charges The order of the seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court, gagging media coverage of any comment by Justice CS ...

Dump bleeding hearts and think of country

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Notwithstanding recent grim tragedies, the Maoists can easily be routed through sustained efforts. India should give the over-zealous (Western) human rights industry the treatment China has meted out The Centre must give a fitting response to the shocking ambush and murder of 25 CRPF jawans at Burkapal in the Bastar forests...

Ethics, technicalities of a Sports Culture

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Serious preparation for the Olympics needs the fostering of a sports culture in the country. Over the decades, many sportspersons have sold their medals to meet their expenses. This state of affairs in unacceptable Plans to move Sports from the State List to the Concurrent List to boost the development of...

West waking up to the present Baloch reality

Tuesday, 04 Apr 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Pakistan, via the CPEC, has embedded itself in an emerging Chinese Bloc and changed the geo-political chessboard dramatically. Now, the West has decided to sit up and speak up. We live in interesting times In a move that would have stunned imperial hegemons such as Winston Churchill and Olaf Caroe, Conservative...

Exit the Muslim veto, enter the Muslim voter

Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

As more and more Muslims come forward to taste the rights and freedoms bestowed by the Constitution, the near-monolithic vote bloc will be impossible to resurrect. This is the greatest takeaway from the UP election The Uttar Pradesh Assembly election grabbed national and even international eyeballs because of the unprecedented victory...

For them, treason is ‘new Indian order’

Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

We must understand that in the name of free speech, a corrosive anti-nationalism and anti-Hindu ethos is being fostered in campus after campus, with mentoring from professors in leading US universities An ambitious pilot project to trigger student unrest in university campuses across the country is now fairly discernible. Behind it...

For Palaniswami, it will be a crown of thorns

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

All said and considered, the new Chief Minister a slender majority of three. This could easily change when the MLAs (who were kept in a private resort by the Sasikala camp), receive feedback in their constituencies J Jayalalithaa loomed so large in the psyche of her supporters that she was...

A decent Budget, but niggling issues remain

Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

The Finance Minister’s revision of income tax slabs to reduce honest taxpayers burden, is in the fitness of things. Overall, the Budget is unexciting; the most redeeming feature is the absence of nasty surprises The suspicion of many salaried professionals that successive Governments have extracted unduly high taxes from those considered...


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