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). 

Why we need data

Why we need data

Tuesday, 31 December 2019 | A Surya Prakash

Preparation of a NPR and decennial census is a legitimate activity of the Union Government and the data thrown up by these exercises form the basis for policy-making The false propaganda unleashed by some political parties against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, has now got extended to the mandated programme to...

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...

Voices of sanity at last

Voices of sanity at last

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 | A Surya Prakash

Some prominent members of the Congress Party are now advising colleagues and political fellow travellers to come to terms with reality At last, we are now hearing some voices of sanity in the Congress! After practising politics of abuse for months and years and being in denial ever since they were...

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...

State Editions

MP wins a silver medal in swimming

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Five drug peddlers nabbed

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Women’s protest against CAA continues in Lko

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Pratishodh Ki Aag performed at Rangashri Little Ballet Troupe

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

BSP leader joins SP along with 200 supporters

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer