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. 

Win the trust of Kashmiris back

Win the trust of Kashmiris back

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

Some experts say that unless we go back to the 1996 model, the problem in J&K will continue It was unusual for the arch-rivals and former chief ministers  Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pose together for...

The Indian connection

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

Whether Trump wins or Biden, New Delhi will have a supporter in the White House, no matter who occupies it The Democratic US presidential nominee, Joe Biden, tweeted recently, “I have the great honour to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one...

Modi the messiah of Hindus?

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

The BJP and the RSS are now convinced that the dream of Ram Rajya is possible with majoritarian dominance Just like August 15, i.e. Independence Day and August 9, which is Quit India Day, a third date, August 5, 2020, has become a historic date for the BJP. While launching the...

The Congress must decide

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

The party needs leadership, direction, revival, a new narrative and unity. Maybe even a non-Gandhi at the helm, soon For the first time since Sonia Gandhi took over as the Congress president after the resignation of Rahul Gandhi last August, the rift between the “old guard” loyal to Sonia and Team...

Cong needs to set its house in order, fast

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

The party leadership knew that Pilot was working to split the Congress but did nothing to mollify him. This smacks of arrogance Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal tweeted on July 12: “Worried about our party. Will we wake up only after the horses have bolted from our stables?” Sibal’s statement depicts...

Revive or perish

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

It is up to the Congress Party to chooseas living in past glory is not the answer. There is still time to act The Congress is facing an unprecedented internal power struggle, which has cost the Grand Old Party dear. It is almost imploding. It had lost a big State like...

Break this toxic nexus, now

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

If we don’t stop electing criminals as our netas, then we are just getting the Government we deserve Recently, the BJP president, JP Nadda, while addressing a virtual rally observed, “Criminalisation of politics has scaled new heights. Now we all hear about cut money in Bengal. We need to cut to...

Embrace the new

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

The UK Parliament took the lead in changing its 800-year-old practices and met virtually a few weeks ago. India, too, is considering following suit India, for the first time in its more than seven-decade-long parliamentary history, will have its Monsoon Session with some Members of Parliament (MPs) attending physically and others...

State Editions

Covid-19 cases on  decline in State

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi


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