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. 

The x-factor in State elections

The x-factor in State elections

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

It is always unexpected and sometimes might play a positive and at other times a negative role in the polls Are there any X-factors that could play an important role in the ongoing five State Assembly polls? The  X-factors are always unexpected and might play sometimes positive and at other times...

A new chapter has begun

A new chapter has begun

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

South Block believes that Indo-US relations will be strengthened further with the Biden Administration President Joe Biden has brought cheer to Indians working in the US with his liberalised immigration policy. For many Indians, especially those in the Information Technology (IT) sector, working in the US is a cherished dream. One...

Vital lessons learnt from the Corona contagion

Vital lessons learnt from the Corona contagion

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

India hasn’t fared as poorly as many had feared and the lessons learnt will go a long way in handling future health emergencies Anniversaries are a day we look back and also look to the future. The world remembered one year of the Covid–19 outbreak on January 21, when the first...

wake up and smell the coffee

wake up and smell the coffee

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

The Congress is at a ‘historic low.’ It will sit in Opposition again if CWC polls are not held soon Will the Gandhi family continue to control the over 136-year-old Congress Party? Will it shrink further? This are the questions bothering not just Congress leaders but also millions of party workers...

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...

Drama in the US is not over yet

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

US President Donald Trump might make some more attempts to subvert democracy till January 20, when President-elect Joe Biden takes over There is a WhatsApp message doing the rounds: “Americans recently found out that it’s much easier for them to change presidents in other countries than in their own nation.” So,...

What lies ahead for Sasikala?

Tuesday, 05 January 2021 | Kalyani Shankar

Soon to be released from prison, the late Jayalalithaa’s companion is keeping her cards close to her chest. But 2021 is not 2017 VK Sasikala, a close aide and companion of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, will be released from prison soon. Post-Jayalalithaa’s demise in December 2016, there was...

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