A L I Chougule

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

Stories By A L I Chougule

A plethora of polls, bypolls coming up

A plethora of polls, bypolls coming up

Not just in Bihar, but upcoming elections to 11 Rajya Sabha seats & byelections for 56 assembly seats in 11 states are being keenly viewed

Glaring dissonance between 
the economy and the market

Glaring dissonance between the economy and the market

The market’s current overconfidence seems to be driven by hope of a recovery in economy and business sentiment, excess liquidity, as also...Read More

Bihar poll: Tough going for Brand Nitish

Bihar poll: Tough going for Brand Nitish

JD(U) leaders suspect that the BJP has a back-channel understanding with the LJP

'Historic' farm bills evoke 
historic protests

'Historic' farm bills evoke historic protests

There is little clarity on how the reforms will play out in reality and whether they will indeed benefit farmers

The case of missing data on
migrant workers’ deaths

The case of missing data on migrant workers’ deaths

It would not have been difficult to prepare a database by tracking media reports during the pandemic

A star is gone but the dust refuses to settle

A star is gone but the dust refuses to settle

In the fight for ‘Justice for Sushant’, Rhea has become collateral damage

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GDP: How long will the free fall last?

According to research firm Credit Suisse, the record contraction amounts to Rs 20 lakh crore loss in three months

Spectre of physical exams looms large

Spectre of physical exams looms large

The timing of the competitive exams that will decide the future of lakhs of youngsters is unfair to the students

IPL is on, but no word on domestic cricket

IPL is on, but no word on domestic cricket

There is a lot of optimism around the event, which is expected to bring much-needed cheer across mediums

Rajasthan drama ends, but Congress crisis continues

Rajasthan drama ends, but Congress crisis continues

There is no single factor responsible for the party's decay as a mainstream political organisation

Ayodhya: BJP’s political road to Hindutva

Ayodhya: BJP’s political road to Hindutva

Modi epitomises Hindu nationalism in a way no other leader has before him

Is India praiseworthy in the war against COVID-19?

Is India praiseworthy in the war against COVID-19?

Premature implementation of European model of lockdown and unlock has left us in a shambles

Rajasthan Chief Minsiter Ashok Gehlot along with party MLAs

Crisis averted not abated by Sachin Pilot's legal tangle

Political twist by Governor Kalraj Mishra is indication of BJP involvement

Sachin Pilot's flight of ambition grounded by Congress?

Sachin Pilot's flight of ambition grounded by Congress?

Loyalty without reward can be fickle and so an unsatisfied Sachin Pilot attempted to take the Scindia route.

Three years of GST: Yet to deliver on promise and potential

Three years of GST: Yet to deliver on promise and potential

GST is still a work in progress and is yet to become a good and simple tax.

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

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