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). 

A glimpse of the new, liberal RSS

A glimpse of the new, liberal RSS

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | A Surya Prakash

The Nehruvians and Marxists, who have viewed the RSS with utmost suspicion, must pick up the gauntlet and see the RSS with fresh lenses to make an assessment of what this organisation is all about The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) unprecedented outreach effort via well-planned and executed lecture series by its...

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...

Of historical lies and countering negationism

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | A Surya Prakash

The English-educated class that has turned the negation of India's civilisational greatness into a fashion statement needs to be dislodged from its perch if correctives are to be applied One of the issues that needs to be addressed as we seek to sort out the problems posed by Marxist interpretation of...

Overpowering shadows of history

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 | A Surya Prakash

Conferences like the one held at IGNCA on Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh are significant in not only correcting the distortion of history but also in helping India make the transition from the pseudo-secular to the secular The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi recently played host to...

No end to roadblock in the Rajya Sabha

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | A Surya Prakash

Given the problems faced by Governments in seeing through legislative work in the Upper House, one wonders whether N Gopalaswami Ayyangar failed to foresee what the Congress would do seven decades hence One of the drawbacks of a bicameral Parliament in a federal state like India is that victory in a...

Sunday Edition

Jagatpur flyover opens to public

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Plogging drive launched

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Innovations, start-ups, products on display at IIT on Industry Day

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Water supply to get hit in a few pockets

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Sisodia, AAP MLAs discharged in case related to 2014 protest

23 September 2018 | SR | Sunday Pioneer

Death of 5 sewer workers: Two more arrested

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer