A Surya Prakash

A Surya Prakash

 

A Surya Prakash is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. He specialises in constitutional and parliamentary affairs. He is also the author of ‘What Ails Indian Parliament’ (HarperCollins, 1995). 

Overhaul of values

Overhaul of values

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 | A Surya Prakash

Over the past seven decades, great emphasis has been laid on fundamental rights as enshrined in the Constitution. It’s now time to turn the attention on fundamental duties As India celebrated the Constitution Day on November 26, the country’s President, Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra...

Congress’ dream fulfilled

Congress’ dream fulfilled

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 | A Surya Prakash

Despite many leaders forcefully demanding repeal of Article 370, the grand old party failed to act upon it. Thanks to the Modi-Shah duo, J&K stands integrated It appears as if every prominent leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) is running around like a headless chicken after the momentous decision taken...

Karnataka impasse

Karnataka impasse

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 | A Surya Prakash

A few MLAs going back to the people for a fresh mandate on another party’s ticket is far better than dissolution of the House and fresh Assembly election The ugly political drama in Karnataka has finally ended with the defeat of the HD Kumaraswamy Government on the floor of the State...

The Left crisis in India

The Left crisis in India

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 | A Surya Prakash

The declining fortunes of the two communist parties, CPI and CPI(M), which started from West Bengal, have been a body blow to the communist movement Friedrich Engels had said that one of the principal outcomes of the proletarian revolution would be the withering away of the State. In India, post-2019, the...

Lessons from defeat

Lessons from defeat

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 | A Surya Prakash

If the BJP maintains pace, it may head the Congress way when it had seats in virtually every State. Meanwhile, the Congress must begin rebuilding the party much like the BJP did after 1984 The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) spectacular performance in the Lok Sabha election is as much a positive...

The Italian connection

The Italian connection

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | A Surya Prakash

BG Deshmukh’s revelations in his book, A Cabinet Secretary Looks Back, shows how security protocols in the Rajiv era weren’t entirely above board  There is much talk of how Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister took his Italian relatives on a holiday to Lakshadweep and compromised national security by misusing the...

Reality check for Chacko

Reality check for Chacko

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | A Surya Prakash

While the Congress leader’s assertion that the Nehru-Gandhis are the ‘first family’ goes against our democratic ethos, their transgressions are now precedents followed by others Although the Congress was in the vanguard of the freedom movement, many of its members are still not comfortable with the core values in our Constitution...

Money rules the roost

Money rules the roost

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | A Surya Prakash

Although muscle power has been brought under control, electoral spending has reached monstrous proportions. The Election Commission must come face-to-face with this reality Although the use of muscle power to capture booths and intimidate voters belonging to vulnerable social groups has drastically come down in recent years, the percentage of candidates...

Sunday Edition

Not a drop worth drinking

01 December 2019 | BKP Sinha | Agenda

India deserves to be in Security Council: Tony Abbott

01 December 2019 | Sanjana Mohan | Agenda

Astroturf | Personality match in matrimony

01 December 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Fame goes Tik Tok

01 December 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘Playback has given me a lot’

01 December 2019 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Serenading the Capital

01 December 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer