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. 

Unite for the sake of the nation

Unite for the sake of the nation

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

It is high time the Opp stood united and formed a strategy to keep the Govt on its toes in the Budget Session The forthcoming Budget Session of Parliament is likely to be a boisterous one, with a lot of controversial issues expected to be raised by the Opposition. Although Parliamentary Affairs...

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...

Challenges galore for a rising star

Wednesday, 25 December 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

While Jharkhand elections have given a definite edge to the JMM, running a stable Government will not be a cakewalk for incumbent Chief Minister Hemant Soren. Besides the many issues surrounding the State, he has to keep his flock together The mahagathbandhan’s impressive win in Jharkhand has sent a powerful political...

What lies ahead in 2020?

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

Politically, the country will be stable, given the massive mandate won by Prime Minister Narendra Modi just six months ago but the BJP has a lot of work still left to do to fulfil its core agenda Nostradamus, the world’s most famous seer, had predicted that the year 2020 would mark...

Time for collective introspection

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

Society should strongly support the victims of rape and not blame or shame them. The moral fabric of the country is tearing up slowly and this needs to stop. Boys must be taught to respect women by their parents at an early stage In William Shakespeare’s famous drama Julius Caesar, Cassius,...

The BJP’s star is still rising

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

Modi is in a strong position right now and it is the allies who need the party and not the BJP which needs the partners as in the past. There was a time when the saffron party was considered an untouchable but it is not so anymore All is not...

What lies ahead for Sri Lankan Tamils?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

The new President, known as ‘terminator’ for his role in wiping out the LTTE a decade ago, has faced lawsuits in Lanka and in the US over allegations of staged killings of Tamil separatists, critics and journalists during the civil war Sri Lankan People’s Front candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, younger brother of...

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