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. 

Emerging cracks in grand alliance

Emerging cracks in grand alliance

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

A pan-India Opposition alliance to take on the BJP remains a chimera at best. Recent activities in the political circles have made it clear that the Opposition lacks unity. The more it divides anti-BJP votes, lesser will be its chances of winning While the Opposition has been touting the idea of...

Catch-22 situation for Modi

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

To build a Ram Temple in Ayodhya may give the BJP a boost; but is that a realistic possibility given the Supreme Court is seized of the matter? Now that the Supreme Court has made it clear that the Ayodhya title suit is not its priority and even the hearing date...

Crisis that refuses to die

Crisis that refuses to die

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

With both Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mahinda Rajapaksa in a race to prove their majority in Sri Lanka, the numbers game is on The world is in a state of shock due to the events that unfolded in Sri Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena appointed his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Prime...

Royal battle in Rajasthan

Royal battle in Rajasthan

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Strong anti-incumbency, caste calculations, internal bickering and her own failure to deliver on governance have compunded problems for Vasundhara Raje Among the three BJP-ruled States going to polls in November-December, all eyes are on Rajasthan as it seems to be the most vulnerable than the other two — Madhya Pradesh and...

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...

Disunity amidst Opposition unity

Disunity amidst Opposition unity

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

The idea of mahagathbandhan has turned sour due to the lack of Opposition unity. Meanwhile, Modi still stands tall. But who knows, there are still a few months left before the poll Will there be a ‘grand alliance’ of the Opposition ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll? As of now,...

Ensuring electoral transparency

Ensuring electoral transparency

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Electoral reforms have been much talked about but remain an unfinished agenda. Political will and consensus is vital. The process must begin soon The 133-year-old Congress during its heydays would have shuddered to think of a day when it would have to resort to crowd-funding to augment its finances. The cash-rich...

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...

State Editions

Guv reviews State, Central projects in Puri

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Odisha holds investors’ meet in Gujarat

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Elephant injures 5 in Garhwa

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Palamu holds impressive sacred soil function

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Print Media team wins Tata Steel Media Cup

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

DPS, Ranchi holds Annual Day-ASIMIT

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer