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. 

NCP:Round one goes to Ajit Pawar

NCP:Round one goes to Ajit Pawar

Tuesday, 11 July 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Sharad Pawar may have lost the battle against his nephew and a conniving BJP, but can he win the war to reclaim his party and reputation? The Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar claims he is neither 'tired nor retired' at 82. Undeterred by the recent political crisis in his party,...

Can an Indian origin American make it to the US top job?

Wednesday, 17 May 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Just a few years back no one would have imagined that Indian Americans could bid for the Oval Office but now Indian diaspora is a force to reckon with Could the United States also favour an Indian American for the top job in the 2024 polls? It is a million-dollar question....

Pawar’s resignation: Storm in a tea cup or a game plan?

Thursday, 11 May 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

Any split was averted, and Ajit Pawar would think twice before making such an attempt. Add to it the ripples he created in the BJP and Congress Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar surprised friends and foes alike with his sudden decision to give up the presidency of his Party recently,...

The coronation of King Charles will be historic

Wednesday, 03 May 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

King Charles would need to show the world that his reign would be modern and the Commonwealth would be inclusive Viewers worldwide will witness the coronation ceremony of British King Charles and his Queen Camillaon on May 6. The critical moment in modern British history will be 70 years after Queen...

Evolution of a party that promised a different type of politics

Wednesday, 12 April 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

The AAP's political journey has been dramatic with many twists and turns. The party has grown beyond recognition When Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched his Aam Aadmi party in 2012 and bid for power the following year, no one thought he would find political space and sustain himself. A decade...

In Karnataka parties are offering freebies to voters

Wednesday, 05 April 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

All eyes are on the Karnataka Assembly elections, for which polling will be held on May 10 and the results will be announced on May 13 The outcome will determine the prospects of the two leading contenders, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha...

Disqualification  and aftermath

Disqualification  and aftermath

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 | Kalyani Shankar

What is the future of Rahul Gandhi after his disqualification from Parliament? It is not over yet if we are to go by the history of politics in India Is Congress leader Rahul Gandhi politically finished after the recent court verdict and his subsequent dismissal from Parliament? Is it an advantage...

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...

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