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). 

The forgotten Gandhi

The forgotten Gandhi

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 | A Surya Prakash

It’s unfortunate that the Congress never mentions Feroze Gandhi, who was a crusader against corruption and India’s first and undoubtedly the best investigative parliamentarian When we look at the history of democratic institutions in the country, we come across several instances of MPs and MLAs in the Opposition who work hard...

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...

Making false promises

Making false promises

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | A Surya Prakash

The Congress manifesto hopes for sympathetic amnesia by talking just about governance and politics post 2014. It’s hard for the people to forget the disturbing Emergency The Congress recently released its manifesto. As it is India’s oldest party with presence in every part of the country, however nominal and depleted it...

Lasting legacy of corruption

Lasting legacy of corruption

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | A Surya Prakash

There are invaluable proofs on how the Nehru-Gandhi family went about the business of funding their activities and election campaigns. Nobody can claim to be clean The shrill and abusive attacks launched by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his oft-repeated diatribe “Chowkidar Chor Hai” has...

Ayodhya peace

Ayodhya peace

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | A Surya Prakash

For an amicable settlement to this festering problem, it is essential for the country to move out of the bind that it has been in for the last several decades The Supreme Court’s recent decision to appoint three mediators to attempt a solution through mediation of the vexed Ram Janmabhoomi issue...

India wants retribution

India wants retribution

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | A Surya Prakash

Pulwama was the tipping point. The anger it has fuelled among Indians is unlikely to abate. Pakistan must take note that it is no longer dealing with a tolerant and patient neighbour   The firm measures initiated by the Modi Government against Pakistan after the dastardly terrorist attack on a Central...

Treading a dangerous path

Treading a dangerous path

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | A Surya Prakash

All leaders, who indulge in dharna politics, must pay heed to BR Ambedkar’s advice, who strongly believed in the Constitutional scheme to attain social and economic objectives While there have been several instances of confrontation between the Union Government and a State over jurisdictional issues over the last seven decades, what...

Unpleasant home truths

Unpleasant home truths

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | A Surya Prakash

Unlike the Nehru-Gandhis, who conferred the country's top civilian honour on themselves, the BJP has displayed far greater maturity and magnanimity by taking the right decision While the announcement of the Bharat Ratna for social activist Nanaji Deshmukh, former President Pranab Mukherjee and Assamese musician Bhupen Hazarika by the Narendra...

State Editions

Man kills wife for ‘adultery’ in Prem Nagar, surrenders

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

City sees decline in butterflies this year

23 September 2019 | Sapna Singh | Delhi

IIT Delhi team to study impact of odd-even scheme

23 September 2019 | PTI | Delhi

CM to speak on anti-pollution steps at Denmark summit

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sisodia inaugurates cultural event Awam Ki Awaz in Capital

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

PWD to finish work on Pragati Maidan tunnel by Jan

23 September 2019 | GAYATHRI MAN | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Prioritising Strategic Economic Cooperation

22 September 2019 | Asoke Mukerji | Agenda

The complexities of caste system

22 September 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Dukh, Dard and a Season of Hope

22 September 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Empower your mind for success

22 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Casting procedure should be streamlined'

22 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pushing musical limit

22 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer