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. 

New King of Britain has deep India connections

New King of Britain has deep India connections

Friday, 23 September 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

King Charles III understands the importance of India in achieving the world's climate action goals Prince Charles, who held this title for a long time, acceded to the British throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last week. He has a robust Indian connection and has been familiar...

EPS, OPS slug it out for control over AIADMK

Wednesday, 06 July 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

It’s a challenge for AIADMK as to how to engage with ally BJP which is trying to use it as a counterforce to DMK   While the Shiv Sena has split in Maharashtra, the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu is engaged in a power struggle with two former chief ministers, E. Palaniswamy (EPS)...

Shinde may have numbers but Uddhav has party

Shinde may have numbers but Uddhav has party

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

Uddhav kept himself in splendid isolation, not realising that his priority should have been keeping his flock together Is the ongoing Maharashtra political crisis an ideological battle within the Shiv Sena or the inability of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to convince his Sainiks about his soft Hindutva? Or is it...

Prez poll: Ideal to have a consensus candidate

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

While Prime Minister Modi keeps his cards close to his chest, the Opposition is yet to arrive at a consensus candidate Presidential elections are the buzz of the season as India is poised to get its new President next month following the end of the incumbent Ram Nath Kovind’s term. Since...

Anti-defection law must be made more effective

Anti-defection law must be made more effective

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

What is needed is the political will; all parties should look at the law afresh Elections and defections go together despite a stringent anti-defection law in the country. The law proves ineffective as legislators are lured by money and position. Lawmakers skirt around the rules, find loopholes to their advantage, and...

Caste census is vital as a factor in public policy

Caste census is vital as a factor in public policy

Wednesday, 08 June 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

Every census in Independent India from 1951 to 2011 has published data on SCs and STs, but not on other castes Will a caste census trigger a disaster or settle the demand of many political parties? While it plays such a dominant role in our social, economic, and political life, it...

Platinum jubilee: The Queen of our times

Platinum jubilee: The Queen of our times

Wednesday, 01 June 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

‘Throughout my life and with all my heart, I shall strive to be worthy of your trust' Why are Indians curious about the British Royal family even after India's Independence? We know the nursery rhyme from our childhood times, "Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I have been to...

Rajya Sabha elections will give BJP numerical edge

Rajya Sabha elections will give BJP numerical edge

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 | Kalyani Shankar

The regional parties may gain more than the two national parties, the ruling BJP and the Congress, in elections to the Upper House The composition of Rajya Sabha will soon mirror Lok Sabha giving an advantage to the ruling BJP. But it will not gain the majority yet. Stakes are high...

State Editions

700-gram baby gets new life in city hosp

28 September 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sahoo’s smart watch, CCTV disk sent for test

28 September 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

More thundershowers to lash State

28 September 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

CM in B’luru; Investors’ Meet today

28 September 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Shreemandir land records to be digitised

28 September 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

BBSR-Tirupati train from Oct 1

28 September 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Time to tame the rabble rousers

25 September 2022 | Navin Upadhyay | Agenda

Decode ‘those’ genes

25 September 2022 | HEALTH PIONEER | Agenda

COVID-19 Pandemic: The Battles India Won

25 September 2022 | Prof (Dr) Balram Bhargava | Agenda

NEWS BRIEF

25 September 2022 | HEALTH PIONEER | Agenda

Tobacco ads: Celebrities shirk moral responsibility

25 September 2022 | Nibedita Priyadarshini Jena | Agenda

Address fault lines, Raja yoga will bear fruit

25 September 2022 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda