Kalyani Shankar

Kalyani Shankar


Kalyani Shankar is a political commentator and a syndicated columnist. She was the Political Editor of Hindustan Times and also its Washington correspondent. A press fellow at Cambridge University and senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, Shankar is a founder member of the Indian women press corps. 

All set for Telangana poll

All set for Telangana poll

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Chandrashekar Rao has played his cards well. The popular perception is that his party, the TRS, will win the Assembly poll. A united Opposition, however, can dent its votes Telangana, the country’s youngest State, will face elections on December 7 for the second time since its birth in 2014. Chief Minister...

Empower Muslim women in true sense

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

The abolishing of triple talaq is welcome. But the need is to address broader issues like employment and education for Muslim women Should we smell politics behind the Triple Talaq Bill which the Modi Government is so keen to push through in the ensuing Monsoon SessionIJ Will it be passed or...

lend voice to Parliament

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

As the Monsoon Session is set to begin, one hopes that history does not repeat itself. leaders must shun a political slugfest and focus on transacting business The Monsoon Session of Parliament is scheduled to begin from July 18 and will conclude on August 10. Already speculations are rife that this...

Tough times for Rajasthan's queen

Thursday, 05 July 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

The odds are stacked against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Her third term depends on her actions now. She must get a grip on the situation Of the three BJP-ruled States — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — scheduled to go to polls at the end of the year, the party is...

A contest between NDA and UPA

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

The BJP has a committed cadre, articulate leaders, effective alliance partners in some States and, above all, it has good communication skills. The party's fate in the upcoming General Election depends on the unity of the Opposition. If the Opposition remains divided, BJP may get lucky again The Bharatiya Janata Party’s...

Kejriwal-Modi power struggle

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Arvind Kejriwal's victim card might have worked once or twice in the past but he cannot win the 2019 General Election by playing it repeatedly. Nobody appreciates constant street politics Amidst the summer heat and severe pollution levels, the National Capital was caught in a bizarre confrontation between Delhi Chief Minister...

looming crisis in Parliament

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Both the Opposition and the Government must be held responsible for wrecking parliamentary proceedings, the consequences of which are grave — a disenchanted public may lose confidence in public representatives No one should be surprised at the headlines in newspapers and prime-time televsion channels that the current Winter Session of Parliament...

No-trust motion: Widening cracks in the NDA

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

With allies showing open disillusionment and alienation with the BJP-led NDA Government, it is no longer about numbers, it is about the perception quotient, which the BJP can afford to ignore only at a political cost. The party needs to act before it’s too late Who thought that Prime Minister Narendra...

State Editions

Pb CM to meet Israeli Prez on October 23

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Hry to form State Bench of GST Appellate Tribunal

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

In brief

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Hry Police focusing on stress mgmt at workplace

19 October 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Sunday Edition


14 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

'Ganesh vandana made on a lark with tune in mind'

14 October 2018 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Happiness in your hands

14 October 2018 | Dr Meenal Sharma Jagtap | Agenda


14 October 2018 | IANS | Sunday Pioneer

Sky is the limit

14 October 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Briefly Speaking

14 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda