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Why Yogi Adityanath is in no imminent danger of  having to renounce his position, Ashutosh explains

Why Yogi Adityanath is in no imminent danger of having to renounce his position, Ashutosh explains

In terms of popularity as a campaigner, Yogi Adityanath ranks second only to Modi. Therefore, it was intriguing to see the RSS second-in-...Read More

If matters of statecraft are not handled delicately, nations are led to disintegration, writes Ashutosh

If matters of statecraft are not handled delicately, nations are led to disintegration, writes Ashutosh

A deep resentment is brewing between the Centre and the states. This tendency reared its most ugly head during the Bengal assembly electi...Read More

As we approach our 75th year of Independence, the question is whether the parliamentary form of democracy is the solution or a problem in itself, says Ashutosh

As we approach our 75th year of Independence, the question is whether the parliamentary form of democracy is the solution or a problem in itself, says Ashutosh

The Indian Constitution is based on the separation of power but at least twice it has slipped into a one-man system, when the three arms ...Read More

The ones we elected to office are to squarely blame for the apocalypse now, writes Ashutosh

The ones we elected to office are to squarely blame for the apocalypse now, writes Ashutosh

The political class in this country has let the whole country down. It is they who should be made responsible for deaths and they who sho...Read More

Assembly polls in Assam, Bengal have cast ominous shadows on our history, writes Ashutosh

Assembly polls in Assam, Bengal have cast ominous shadows on our history, writes Ashutosh

When leaders like Himanta Biswa Sarma and Suvendu Adhikari equate Muslims with Pakistan during their election campaign and refer to them ...Read More

Ashutosh recalls former Chief Election Commissioner T N Seshan, the man who restored sanity to the electoral system

Ashutosh recalls former Chief Election Commissioner T N Seshan, the man who restored sanity to the electoral system

The formidable, erstwhile chief election commissioner of India had snatched back democracy from the clutches of powerful politicians and ...Read More


The assault on the Muslim boy is a manifestation of a larger malaise, writes Ashutosh

The assault on the Muslim boy is a manifestation of a larger malaise, writes Ashutosh

It could be said that the boy was beaten by a man driven by the ‘misplaced passion’ that he is part of the bigger wheel to ‘make-India-gr...Read More

The results of the forthcoming assembly polls will have a momentous impact on our history writes Ashutosh

The results of the forthcoming assembly polls will have a momentous impact on our history writes Ashutosh

In the 'Idea of India', history is a guiding force, a torchbearer for the future, but the new consensus seeks revenge on the past. In its...Read More

Activist’s arrest has brought the farmers’ movement to a critical 
point, writes Ashutosh

Activist’s arrest has brought the farmers’ movement to a critical point, writes Ashutosh

Some are calling Disha Ravi a ‘terrorist’ while for others, she is a ‘victim’; some are saying she is an excuse to defame the farmers’ mo...Read More

Comedian Munawar Faruqui is in jail for a joke he never cracked

New normal: The media is no longer the fourth estate but the state itself has become the media, writes Ashutosh

It is not a coincidence that an attempt was made to paint the farmers’ agitation as anti-national, Khalistani and Pakistan-China sponsore...Read More

The UP govt's high-handedness turned farmers' leader Rakesh Tikait from villain to victim to hero, says Ashutosh

The UP govt's high-handedness turned farmers' leader Rakesh Tikait from villain to victim to hero, says Ashutosh

With an emotional outburst, Tikait turned the tables on the administration. His tears proved more powerful than the might of the UP gover...Read More

The battle for Bengal will be akin to the third battle of Panipat, says Ashutosh

The battle for Bengal will be akin to the third battle of Panipat, says Ashutosh

The BJP has unleashed all its might, realising that given the long, secular tradition of Bengal, the electoral battle will not be easy. ...Read More

A just society is key to the soul of the Constitution but that very soul is threatened today, writes Ashutosh

A just society is key to the soul of the Constitution but that very soul is threatened today, writes Ashutosh

When anti-CAA protesters hit the streets, they were brutalised and untold miseries were heaped on Muslims and their sympathisers, so much...Read More

Blaming the dynasty for the demise of  Congress is oversimplifying a complex problem, writes Ashutosh

Blaming the dynasty for the demise of Congress is oversimplifying a complex problem, writes Ashutosh

The problem is that the party's old guard is still living in the pre-1991 era. Like Guha and others, they don’t see the difference betwee...Read More

History shapes us at will, not vice versa

History shapes us at will, not vice versa

Men forget that history is never linear but layered and multidimensional. They believe that they can control the forces of history, strea...Read More

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