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. 

Poll battles before final face-off

Poll battles before final face-off

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Political pundits are projecting various scenarios. The issues are more or less State-specific but by and large they are power shortage, water, tribal welfare, Maoism, anti-incumbency, agrarian crisis, petrol price hike, Rafale scam, demonetisation and the GST As the stage is set for elections, stakes are high in five states —...

Education overhaul needs more thought

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Many reform measures have been announced for the higher education sector but for them to show results, gaps within the system need to be plugged September 5 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day every year in remembrance of late philosopher-teacher and former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The country honours the role of teachers...

J&K gets a seasoned Governor at the helm

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Satya Pal Malik has an understanding of politics. He has to now make the people believe that he is not just a BJP man but a Governor for all Jammu & Kashmir has got a politician as a Governor after five decades. Former Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik, with a socialist...

Contest the real contest seriously

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

There’s a lot of clamour among the Opposition to take on the BJP but they must glue together. Fragmented, they cannot challenge its might In one of his rare interviews last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  ridiculed the idea of any grand alliance of opposition parties to challenge him in the...

Race for the Prime Minister's post

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

Ahead of the 2019 General Election, the road for the Congress to become the nucleus of Opposition unity is fraught with challenges Now that the Narendra Modi Government has won the trust vote in the lok Sabha, what nextIJ The dramatic ‘hug’ and ‘wink’ of Congress president Rahul Gandhi while speaking...

Empower Muslim women in true sense

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

The abolishing of triple talaq is welcome. But the need is to address broader issues like employment and education for Muslim women Should we smell politics behind the Triple Talaq Bill which the Modi Government is so keen to push through in the ensuing Monsoon SessionIJ Will it be passed or...

lend voice to Parliament

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

As the Monsoon Session is set to begin, one hopes that history does not repeat itself. leaders must shun a political slugfest and focus on transacting business The Monsoon Session of Parliament is scheduled to begin from July 18 and will conclude on August 10. Already speculations are rife that this...

Tough times for Rajasthan's queen

Thursday, 05 July 2018 | Kalyani Shankar

The odds are stacked against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Her third term depends on her actions now. She must get a grip on the situation Of the three BJP-ruled States — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — scheduled to go to polls at the end of the year, the party is...

State Editions

Odia singer Chitta Jena dies at 76

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ganjam lawyer assaulted in police station

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

CB fails again to comply with High Court order

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

State releases Healthcare Vision-2025

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

MiO fetches Rs 4.20L-cr investment offers

14 November 2018 | SUDARSHAN CHHOTORAY | Bhubaneswar

5 MoUs signed for skill development in State

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer