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. 

Tableau politics mars Republic Day preparations

Tableau politics mars Republic Day preparations

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

The Centre and the States should together evolve a fair tableaux selection process without any heartburn to any stakeholder Petty politics ought not to ruin the solemn atmosphere in celebrating the Republic Day or Independence Day. Unfortunately, more avoidable controversies arise between the ruling party and the opposition. For instance, while...

Yet another bid at Opposition unity

Tuesday, 22 December 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

State leaders believe that they must emerge as an alternative to the Congress and the ruling BJP for democracy to thrive in the country In the early ’80s, buoyed by his big victory against the Congress the then Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao (NTR) talked about the formation of...

A swift end to farmers’ stir desirable

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

The Centre as well as farmers should resolve the issue rather than prolonging it. This would be beneficial for the entire country The continuing protests by the farming community for the last 20 days might be one of the biggest challenges of the Narendra Modi-led Government. Though the Centre is seized...

Who will the star pair up with?

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

In all probability, Rajinikanth is bound to have a secret or open understanding with the BJP as both need each other Will the BJP be able to rope in Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who has announced plans to launch his much-awaited political party in January 2021? The actor is a phenomenon and...

A polarising municipal poll

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

The GHMC campaign was centred around comments on Pakistan, Jinnah and a Hindu-Muslim narrative, not civic issues Whoever thought that a civic poll would create so much excitement, passion and polarisation? The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election scheduled for today (December 1) has become an unprecedented high-profile political event. It...

Debate key issues, don’t stall House

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

Members of Parliament should not fail in their basic duties of legislation, scrutiny of the Budget and holding the Government accountable. After all, the people have elected them for this purpose All eyes will be on the Union Budget which will be presented at the end of this week on February...

Population explosion must be next target

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

Prime Minister Modi should not only mobilise the support of other political parties but also of the chief ministers. If India wants to be a superpower, then addressing the population explosion is imperative Will there be a move to contain the population explosion in the country? After Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

All eyes on Delhi polls in new year

Wednesday, 01 January 2020 | Kalyani Shankar

The lower and middle classes are happy with the AAP Government as they are satisfied with the way their bread and butter issues are tackled. While it is too early to predict anything, it is likely to be advantage AAP After the just-concluded Jharkhand Assembly polls, all eyes are now on...

State Editions

Temps to dip in State from today

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Guv unfurls Tricolour in BBSR

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Drug shop loots: Inter-State gang busted

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

BJP to guard misuse of panchyat funds

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Puri rape accused nabbed, sent to jail

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

3,407 to vie for 852 ZP seats

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition


23 January 2022 | Sunday PIONEER | Sunday Pioneer

Sound of music

23 January 2022 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer


23 January 2022 | Sunday PIONEER | Sunday Pioneer

‘We need to redefine success’

23 January 2022 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer

Grand musical journey

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘I want to reach out to more people with better stories’

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer