A L I Chougule

A L I Chougule is an independent Mumbai-based senior journalist.

Stories By A L I Chougule

Reed before the wind lives on: Pandemic laid bare efficacy of  leadership across the globe

Reed before the wind lives on: Pandemic laid bare efficacy of leadership across the globe

Leaders who handled the virus best were those who humbly consulted public health experts and acted quickly. In contrast, male authoritari...Read More

Safoora Zargar: Delhi police riot ‘plot’?

Safoora Zargar: Delhi police riot ‘plot’?

Conspiracy theories claim the riots were pre-planned to defame the government and the country.

India’s COVID-19 condition is chronic

India’s COVID-19 condition is chronic

The Unlock 1.0, which came into force on June 8, has led to a spurt in cases in most states, which is largely blamed on reverse migration...Read More

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP State President VD Sharma and other leaders at a meeting ahead of the Rajya Sabha election, at BJP State headquarters

Upcoming Rajya Sabha polls crucial for BJP to maximise numbers in the Upper House

The way Narendra Modi and Amit Shah do politics, every election matters. In the last few years, BJP has been employing every possible tri...Read More

Anti-racism protests in the US: Mark of a vigorous civil society

Anti-racism protests in the US: Mark of a vigorous civil society

If democracy is an invitation to protest, disagree, participate in argument and debate, American democracy, despite its flaws, is far ahe...Read More

One year of Modi 2.0: Government pushed BJP’s core agenda

One year of Modi 2.0: Government pushed BJP’s core agenda

Anniversary: It is a time for people to evaluate the government’s performance

Migrants awaiting home-bound trains outside Borivali Railway Station, Mumbai on Monday

Is our system pro-poor or pro-rich?

The tag of fastest growing economy is no good when teeming with systemic imbalance & structural inequality. For all the prosperity and we...Read More

No pandemic can put political trickery out of a job in Maharashtra

No pandemic can put political trickery out of a job in Maharashtra

Experts say the reason for Governor Koshyari's dithering to Uddhav Thackeray's nomination might have political considerations, such as to...Read More

COVID-19 pandemic may prove to be the tipping point to European Union solidarity

COVID-19 pandemic may prove to be the tipping point to European Union solidarity

The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be more injurious to EU integration over debt crunch and the migrant crisis. Poorer, indebted sout...Read More

With infected cases and deaths increasing daily, easing the lockdown was not a wise decision in the government’s view.

The price of the pandemic and the impact of a stringent lockdown

In the run-up to PM Narendra Modi’s address to the nation last Tuesday, there was lot of speculation that the lockdown would be eased for...Read More

Gnarly choice between medical & looming economic emergency

Gnarly choice between medical & looming economic emergency

Hopefully, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation today at 10 am will bring more clarity.

Lack of forethought, planning
characterise 21-day lockdown

Lack of forethought, planning characterise 21-day lockdown

Today is day 14 of the nationwide lockdown. The first week was full of chaos and confusion. Social distancing guidelines were flouted as ...Read More

Coronavirus

Relief for poor, little for locked-down economy

Addressing the nation through his monthly radio show Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologised for taking a drastic...Read More

Cannot fight the coronavirus pandemic blindfolded

Cannot fight the coronavirus pandemic blindfolded

Government tight-lipped on updates and economic response to viral outbreak

Delhi riots: Abdication of Constitutional duty?

Delhi riots: Abdication of Constitutional duty?

Even as the Supreme Court chose not to examine issues relating to violence in the national capital, leaving the matter to the Delhi High ...Read More

“Activist” party has taken Delhi by storm and is ready to go national

“Activist” party has taken Delhi by storm and is ready to go national

AAP’s emphatic victory and its impact beyond

Delhi exit polls: BJP needs a new strategy

Delhi exit polls: BJP needs a new strategy

For nearly two months now, Delhi has been the centre-stage of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). More specifically, Sh...Read More

Budget: Long in duration, short on reforms

Budget: Long in duration, short on reforms

Between the previous budget presented on July 5 and the latest on February 1, the finance minister announced a series of incentives for t...Read More

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The changing face of student protests

India’s post-Independence political history is marked with major political mobilisations that originally started as student or youth move...Read More

Capital fight: Can AAP win Delhi again?

Capital fight: Can AAP win Delhi again?

Good governance and delivery of basic services skews triangular contest towards AAP

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