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). 

Remembering real heroes

Remembering real heroes

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 | A Surya Prakash

It’s time for India to make adequate reparation for the pettiness displayed by Nehru and his progeny towards Sardar Patel, the man who gave us the India we live in today The inauguration of Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s statue — the Statue of Unity — in Gujarat on October 31 by the...

Ignoring its icons will cost Congress

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 | A Surya Prakash

It is only a matter of time before the BJP appropriates Narasimha Rao just as it did Sardar Patel and other Congress leaders. The Grand Old Party of India will only have itself to blame for it  Friends and admirers from across the country paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister...

The Emergency: Heroes and villains

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | A Surya Prakash

If we fail to remember the heroes of the Emergency and forget who its villains were,we will not be able to protect and preserve our democratic way of life Apart from the dreaded heat that the month of June brings with it, it also brings back painful memories of the...

legal remedies to prevent unethical coalitions

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | A Surya Prakash

Post-election bonhomie between parties which were at loggerheads with each other during the campaign is unethical. The people’s mandate must reflect in the process of Government formation The political fallout of the hung verdict delivered by the Karnataka electorate in the recent State Assembly election where losers ganged up to form...

Impeachment: The Chairman was right

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | A Surya Prakash

It’s surprising that seasoned lawyers and parliamentarians have questioned the right of Rajya Sabha Chairman to apply his mind at the admission stage of the motion to remove the Chief Justice The decision of Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, to reject the notice for impeachment...

It's time to recall Ambedkar's advice

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | A Surya Prakash

The Government has filed a review petition against the apex court’s judgement on SC/ST Act. Citizens must abandon the path of violence to put forth their grievances and let the judicial process take its course The nation observed Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14 around the time when there were disturbances in...

India's unity is non-negotiable

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 | A Surya Prakash

Fifty-six years later, demands for a separate identity for the South are once again being heard. We must remind ourselves of Vajpayee’s call for unity and nip the current challenge in the bud After five decades, some reckless and irresponsible voices calling for secession are once again being heard in the...

Impaired Parliament can have serious implications

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | A Surya Prakash

The absence of serious debate in the Indian legislature can have serious implications. It will become difficult to justify the very existence of Parliament and the huge Budget allocated to it The dysfunctionality of India’s Parliament has been a matter of concern for many years now but even the worst sceptics...

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer