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. 

Time is running out for the Congress in Punjab

Time is running out for the Congress in Punjab

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

Captain Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister, hardly has any option but to take the dissidents along and run a united ship The Congress leadership is engaged in damage control in Punjab with the political crisis threatening to go out of control.  The high command is looking for a formula to...

Kerala: Door to Left resurgence

Kerala: Door to Left resurgence

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

Vijayan's welfare schemes are his strength. A win in Kerala will be a morale booster for the Left The Assembly elections in four States and a Union Territory — Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry — will decide whether the Left parties will survive or perish. Voters of both...

Vaccine diplomacy is winning India new friends and goodwill

Vaccine diplomacy is winning India new friends and goodwill

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

One can’t blame South Block for riding on the new initiative. As The New York Times says, the Covid-19 vaccine is the latest diplomatic currency India’s vaccine diplomacy is moving at a trot and has set the pace for countering the Covid-19 pandemic. It was indeed a big boost when, as...

Reject unrealistic poll promises

Reject unrealistic poll promises

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

Manifestos of political parties should be legally binding or else they mean nothing Famous author Emma Goldman once said, “Politicians promise you heaven before elections and give you hell after.” It is true that the rate of compliance with election promises is erratic for most parties after coming to power. So...

India must not let china woo hasina

India must not let china woo hasina

Tuesday, 09 March 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

Ties between New Delhi and Dhaka would benefit both countries and Modi’s trip should take this forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Dhaka on March 26 is quite significant as it will be his first foreign trip after the Covid- 19 outbreak. It is expected to consolidate bilateral ties...

Many fortunes  at stake

Many fortunes at stake

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

The forthcoming Assembly polls to five States will go a long way in shaping regional and national parties’ future The forthcoming Assembly elections to five States, three of which are in the South, will go a long way in shaping most regional and national parties’ political future. The polls are crucial...

Must Reduce money power in politics

Must Reduce money power in politics

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

What is needed is political will and a consensus on reforms in the electoral system Funding is vital for a political party and more so for one that is not in power. The Congress Party is going through a severe financial crunch and has sought help from its Chief Ministers and...

Didi needs to halt the tmc’s slide

Didi needs to halt the tmc’s slide

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

For this to happen, Prashant Kishor has to prove that he is an asset to Mamata rather than a headache Will well-known poll strategist Prashant Kishor become an asset or a liability in the forthcoming West Bengal Assembly polls for the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)? Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has engaged...

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