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. 

Semi-finals before the 2019 face-off

Semi-finals before the 2019 face-off

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Despite goof-ups, Rahul Gandhi’s growing acceptability is the biggest challenge to Modi. A mixed poll result would be a face-saver for both Will Congress President Rahul Gandhi emerge as a challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll? He could, if fortune smiles on him and...

Mayawati’s growing clout

Mayawati’s growing clout

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

The execution of a grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party for the 2019 Lok Sabha poll looks tough Who says Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati does not dream big? After losing three back-to-back Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, after getting zero seats in the current Lok...

Education overhaul needs more thought

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Many reform measures have been announced for the higher education sector but for them to show results, gaps within the system need to be plugged September 5 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day every year in remembrance of late philosopher-teacher and former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The country honours the role of teachers...

J&K gets a seasoned Governor at the helm

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Satya Pal Malik has an understanding of politics. He has to now make the people believe that he is not just a BJP man but a Governor for all Jammu & Kashmir has got a politician as a Governor after five decades. Former Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik, with a socialist...

Contest the real contest seriously

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

There’s a lot of clamour among the Opposition to take on the BJP but they must glue together. Fragmented, they cannot challenge its might In one of his rare interviews last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  ridiculed the idea of any grand alliance of opposition parties to challenge him in the...

Race for the Prime Minister's post

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Ahead of the 2019 General Election, the road for the Congress to become the nucleus of Opposition unity is fraught with challenges Now that the Narendra Modi Government has won the trust vote in the lok Sabha, what nextIJ The dramatic ‘hug’ and ‘wink’ of Congress president Rahul Gandhi while speaking...

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...

Sunday Edition

Full support to UP police: Gen Rawat

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Will win at least 140 seats in MP: BJP

09 December 2018 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Indian Navy ship seizes arms, ammunition off Somali coast

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

New Delhi:

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Yogi trying to derail probe in Bulandshahr violence: Congress

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer