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. 

NITI Aayog must be revived for better Centre-State relations

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...

Reforming Parliament: Charity begins at home

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

It is high time that parliamentary reforms are undertaken to make the House more effective and in sync with the changing times Just as we need reforms in many other areas, Parliament needs reforms urgently. Right now, both Houses remain paralysed. The Opposition is looking for public and media attention to...

What Opposition-free Govt really means for democracy

Tuesday, 14 March 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Nagaland's Opposition-free government shows that the space for the Opposition in state assemblies is shrinking After the recent Assembly results, all parties in the tiny State of Nagaland formed an Opposition- free government to get a share in the power pie. All the parties unconditionally supported the ruling alliance, and all...

BJP's ‘look East’ policy pays off

Tuesday, 07 March 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

With the recent wins, the BJP is firmly saddled in the northeastern states while Congress is relegated to oblivion The just released Assembly poll results in three northeastern states - Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura are seen as semi-finals before next year's parliamentary elections when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek a...

BJP’s Mission 350 vs Congress’ post-yatra gusto

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

There could be a musical chair this year with nine states going for elections. It will be a trailer and the semi-final before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The results will show whether the BJP continues to sway the voters or the Congress-led Opposition will defeat the BJP in the...

Rahul’s yatra is complete, but road ahead is tough

Saturday, 11 February 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

The Congress must build solid State-level leaders, second-rung leadership and meaningful coalitions How does one assess the impact of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's just completed ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’? Has he achieved his goal vis- -vis himself, his party, and the Opposition? The answer is: yes, he has partially succeeded in his...

Finance Minister may opt for a prudent Budget

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Budget will probably have something for everybody as political parties have mastered wooing the electorate One of the important businesses in Parliament is the annual budget presentation. This year too, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the 2023 Budget today. Why is a Budget important? It gives a bird's eye view of...

The Third Front again divides Opposition leaders

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

A weakened Congress is not a threat to regional satraps but their ambition stops them from including it in their coalition AThird Front again! Before every Lok Sabha poll, the Third Front idea is floated, and the 2024 polls are no exception. Political pundits predict that there is space for the...

State Editions

Doctor killed in accident in city

30 May 2023 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

SEC releases programme for municipal by-election

30 May 2023 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

BBNL officer commits suicide

30 May 2023 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Collectors undergo EVM, VVPAT training

30 May 2023 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

BJD benefitted, people neglected: Cong

30 May 2023 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Police officer suspended

30 May 2023 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Sunday Edition

Golden Haveli: From dusty ruins to pristine glory

21 May 2023 | Deepak Kumar Jha | Agenda

Chemistry of mind

21 May 2023 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Mind and its functional dimensions

15 May 2023 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda


14 May 2023 | Ramit Debnath | Ronita Bardhan | Agenda

Kerala brimming with confidence

30 April 2023 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Get over illusionary tendencies of mind and evolve

30 April 2023 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda