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). 

Lessons from Shaheen Bagh

Lessons from Shaheen Bagh

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | A Surya Prakash

The Supreme Court judgment on the petitions pertaining to the three-month anti-CAA protests will restore some order in the way we express dissent The recent judgement of the Supreme Court on the petitions pertaining to the three-month protests, held in Shaheen Bagh in South Delhi earlier this year, should clear the...

Stormy amendments

Stormy amendments

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 | A Surya Prakash

There is much debate on the misuse of the sedition law these days but what is not known is that Nehru’s First Amendment wanted to curb freedom of speech The Indian Constitution has been amended 104 times and many of the modifications, including the ones passed by Parliament during the dreaded...

Perception matters

Perception matters

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 | A Surya Prakash

For the masses, Modi’s intentions still seem unquestionable and successes are many. Nobody is infallible and he has drawn attention to this truth, endearing himself to them As the Narendra Modi Government 2.0 completed its first year in office after his spectacular return to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha election,...

In the spirit of federalism

In the spirit of federalism

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | A Surya Prakash

The Centre’s decision to take charge of the overall operations vis- -vis COVID-19 is in line with the Constitutional scheme of things. States must cooperate to tide over the Corona crisis It may take some more time for the COVID-19 pandemic to be brought fully under control in our country and...

Spewing venom

Spewing venom

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 | A Surya Prakash

Zafarul Islam Khan’s attempt to reach out to the Muslim world is an affront to the core values of our secular Constitution. His comments are detestable and must be contested Even as India is grappling with the monstrous Coronavirus and every organ of the State is doing its best to contain...

Set the record straight

Set the record straight

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 | A Surya Prakash

When we are fighting one of the deadliest viruses, nations must act responsibly. It’s time to scrutinise every Western media report that has run down India for its handling of the crisis Novelist and activist Arundhati Roy told Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s public broadcaster, recently that the situation in India was...

India’s super spreaders

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 | A Surya Prakash

At a time when the Union and State Governments and institutions are working with the single determination to contain COVID-19, the Tablighi Jammat has turned out to be a spoiler The latest estimates of the Union Health Ministry indicate that over 35 per cent of the COVID-19 cases that are springing...

A ticking time-bomb

A ticking time-bomb

Friday, 13 March 2020 | A Surya Prakash

Both the Hindu and Muslim communities have to factor in new attitudes that govern them since the old equation has collapsed. A new formula is needed to co-exist peacefully It’s obvious to anyone, who has seen the videos and read the first-hand accounts of residents in the troubled north-east area of...

State Editions

Covid-19 cases on  decline in State

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

IN BRIEF

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Lalu likely to sacrifice goats to please Goddess Durga

25 October 2020 | VIJAY DEO JHA | Ranchi

Congress intensifies poll campaign in Bermo

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

JD(U) joins hands with  BJP for by-election

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Dussehra of Kulasekaranpatinam, Tuticorin

25 October 2020 | Experts | Agenda

The Return of Delhi Smog

25 October 2020 | Sonal Shukla | Agenda

Astroturf: Season of empowerment

25 October 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Dauntless picks

25 October 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It’s a matter of perception on how to value artwork’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

‘I shifted to NY to explore international music’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer