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. 

Congress gears up for elections

Congress gears up for elections

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Congress leaders are upbeat after the weekend Congress Working Committee meeting in Hyderabad They are ready to plunge into poll mode. The CWC, the Party's highest policy-making body agreed on several contentious and sensitive topics and planned its future course. The meeting was the first after Mallikharjun Kharge became party president....

UCC: A tale of three promises

UCC: A tale of three promises

Wednesday, 05 July 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi trying to complete all the three core agenda of the Sangh Parivar? He had overseen the other two issues in the past nine years of his regime- building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and revoking Article 370. Implementing a uniform civil code remains on the table....

PM Modi makes valuable connections on his US visit

Tuesday, 27 June 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Modi's State visit has strengthened the ties between the two countries and reinforced his association with the diaspora and business leaders The Indian Diaspora in countries like the U.S., U.K., and Australia has become a robust and influential community. Modi has been working to win over this community even as Gujarat's...

The BJP must go to the drawing board to pull off a hat trick

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

The BJP must woo its allies and redesign its strategy to win over the masses next year; the defeat in Karnataka Assembly elections was a wakeup call Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP are reassessing their 2024 Lok Sabha poll strategy to perform a hat trick. As the Opposition parties...

M Karunanidhi: ‘Thalaivar’ who shaped Tamil Nadu

Tuesday, 13 June 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

M Karunanidhi’s autobiography ‘Nenjukku Neethi' gives a glimpse of his life and struggle Former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi was many things to many people. He was 'Thalaivar" to his cadres, a wily politician to his opponents and a visionary to his admirers. His autobiography 'Nenjukku Neethi ' shows his...

Rahul needs to do more than Modi bashing abroad

Tuesday, 06 June 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Rahul Gandhi would do well to convince Indians back home that he is the right man to take on Modi. It is here the 2024 election would be fought Why do Indian politicians woo the Diaspora in the United States and elsewhere? Why does the Diaspora, who can't vote in India,...

NITI Aayog must be revived for better Centre-State relations

Tuesday, 30 May 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

PM Modi is facing united opposition from the non-BJP-ruled states. They have been ganging up against him despite their political differences One of the first things Prime Minister Narendra Modi did soon after assuming office nine years ago was dismantling the Planning Commission with a legacy of 65 years and setting...

Election day is the moment of truth for a political party

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Every party has a particular moment that helps gain political support. The 137-year-old Congress, which has seen many ups and downs, is no exception Last week, its landslide victory in Karnataka significantly boosted its workers and leaders. Will the Congress leaders build on the Karnataka victory, just as Late Prime Minister...

State Editions

Doctors axed from 7 Mohalla Clinics for fudging attendance

21 September 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Vendor thrashed, stripped, paraded in Noida market over `3,000 loan

21 September 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Gahlot to meet MLAs for rollout of mohalla buses

21 September 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Now Kejriwal to connect with Delhiites through WhatsApp Channels

21 September 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Regularise jobs: LG to education department

21 September 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

DJB ex-CEO, accused of razing monument, vacates bungalow

21 September 2023 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Astroturf | Yogasana and Pranayama preparatory to Dhyana

17 September 2023 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Vanishing innocence | Epidemic of missing children

17 September 2023 | Biswajeet Banerjee | Agenda

Better Cure

17 September 2023 | HEALTH PIONEER | Agenda

health BRIEFS

17 September 2023 | PNS | Agenda

Patients as Partners: Elevating Healthcare Safety

17 September 2023 | Dr Sangeeta Sharma | Agenda

Yemen: A live hell for children

17 September 2023 | Chitrangada/ Yasudhara | Agenda