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. 

Population explosion must be next target

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...

Ayodhya holding its breath as verdict looms

Ayodhya holding its breath as verdict looms

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

The Supreme Court’s ruling would have legal, political and religious ramifications. Though the apex court’s order might put a lid on the legal aspect, its impact on politics and communal harmony will be equally significant Ayodhya is getting ready to face the impact of the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on the...

Will the Thackeray clan see a s(o)nrise?

Will the Thackeray clan see a s(o)nrise?

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

The timing is perfect for Thackeray scion Aditya to make his electoral debut with the BJP-Sena alliance poised to win the Assembly polls. The young Thackeray represents the changing political scenario and the Sena’s evolving culture How would the late Sena chief Bal Thackeray have reacted to the idea of his...

Just what the doctor ordered

Just what the doctor ordered

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

While informal summits of the kind planned at Mamallapuram will be of enormous value in the changing India-China relationship but with both countries headed by strong leaders, optics are likely to overtake substance Mamallapuram, the ancient port town near Chennai is getting ready to host the Chinese President Xi Jinping for...

Kashmir is firmly on the global radar

Kashmir is firmly on the global radar

Friday, 04 October 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

While Modi has risen in the eyes of the Americans after his recent engagements in the US, trade irritants continue to remain. Besides, the Kashmir issue has now been internationalised, whether India likes it or not No doubt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s week-long visit to the US shows the strengthening...

A test of tough decisions made by Modi

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

The October Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be an evaluation of the Centre’s crucial steps like the revocation of Article 370 in J&K, the NRC and the ban on Triple Talaq  The Election Commission of India has sounded the Assembly poll bugle for the two Bharatiya Janata Party...

Will Modi bite the UCC bullet?

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

‘One nation, one law’ is a necessity and the sooner the Uniform Civil Code comes, the better, though it is a sensitive issue and should be handled delicately by having more public debates and discussions Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi go for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), particularly after being prompted...

It’s advantage BJP in fight for three States

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 | Kalyani Shankar

Buoyed by the recent Lok Sabha sweep, a confident Amit Shah has prepared an ambitious plan to bag over 75 seats in Haryana, 65 plus in Jharkhand and more than 220 in Maharashtra during the Assembly elections After a stunning victory in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party...

State Editions

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21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

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Sunday Edition

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