A L I Chougule

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

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As the curtains come down on polls, it is imperative to look at their human cost, writes A L I Chougule

As the curtains come down on polls, it is imperative to look at their human cost, writes A L I Chougule

The nation’s Covid numbers have cast a shadow on the verdict

Why the Supreme Court must uphold the sanctity of the Places of Worship Act, A L I Chougule explains

Why the Supreme Court must uphold the sanctity of the Places of Worship Act, A L I Chougule explains

The apex court's decision to admit, rather than dismiss the petition challenging the 1991 Act is strange because a larger bench had uphel...Read More

Why the Congress needs a Gandhi at the helm, A L I Chougule explains

Why the Congress needs a Gandhi at the helm, A L I Chougule explains

To stand up for the values the party professes, it needs a popular leader who can infuse hope and optimism and lead it from the front

A L I Chougule explains the significance of Yashwant Sinha joining the TMC

A L I Chougule explains the significance of Yashwant Sinha joining the TMC

The former BJP leader's decision has given a fillip to the notion that in the fight against the BJP, Mamata Banerjee could be the anchor ...Read More

Will it be bubble, bubble or toil and trouble for the stock market in 2021, asks A L I Chougule

Will it be bubble, bubble or toil and trouble for the stock market in 2021, asks A L I Chougule

Not everyone is overwhelmingly bullish: some are reasonably bullish; others are prudently positive. They expect an upside of anywhere bet...Read More

Politics has been largely been immune to the pandemic, says A L I Chougule

Politics has been largely been immune to the pandemic, says A L I Chougule

However, even as Hindutva took a pandemic pause, the opposition had the perfect opening to change the narrative in its favour but it fail...Read More

The economy’s out of recession, but not out of the woods, writes A L I Chougule

The economy’s out of recession, but not out of the woods, writes A L I Chougule

Going ahead, some economists see the continuation of a K-shaped recovery, as against the govt’s claim of a V-shaped one

A L I Chougule explains the crude reality of why oil price decontrol is a one-way street

A L I Chougule explains the crude reality of why oil price decontrol is a one-way street

Since retail prices of petrol and diesel have been decontrolled, when crude oil prices go down, ideally retail prices of both the commodi...Read More

The new farm laws are no fix for 
problems stemming from the green revolution, writes A L I Chougule

The new farm laws are no fix for problems stemming from the green revolution, writes A L I Chougule

Operation Flood was a success because the bedrock of the “billion-litre idea” was milk producers’ cooperatives

Post-Budget, the stock market hits record highs but it's not the same as the economy, writes A L I Chougule

Post-Budget, the stock market hits record highs but it's not the same as the economy, writes A L I Chougule

On February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented a Budget hailed as a 'bold' and 'futuristic budget' focusing on reviving gro...Read More

Why farmers must consider the Govt’s
offer to suspend farm legislation, A L I Chougule explains

Why farmers must consider the Govt’s offer to suspend farm legislation, A L I Chougule explains

The Centre's proposal to hold the laws in abeyance for one-and-a-half years is a face-saving move while all the concerns raised by the fa...Read More

Another Republic Day dawns in the shadow of protests, writes A L I Chougule

Another Republic Day dawns in the shadow of protests, writes A L I Chougule

The proposal to suspend the farm laws for an 18-month period is a major climbdown for the Government from its earlier tough stand to end ...Read More

Though the BJP and AIMIM are ideologically apart, they share a few similarities, says A L I Chougule

Though the BJP and AIMIM are ideologically apart, they share a few similarities, says A L I Chougule

Often accused of helping the BJP win elections, the AIMIM has repeatedly been called the ‘B-team of the BJP’, a charge that has dogged th...Read More

Is the Capitol Hill violence a warning 
for the world’s liberal democracies, 
asks A L I Chougule

Is the Capitol Hill violence a warning for the world’s liberal democracies, asks A L I Chougule

For close observers of the pro-Trump and far right extremist movements in the US and European nations, the scenes that unfolded on Capito...Read More

Brexit is done but now, the stiffest 
of challenges await Britain, says A L I Chougule

Brexit is done but now, the stiffest of challenges await Britain, says A L I Chougule

After months of torturous talks and last minute deadline extensions to negotiate the nature of their post-Brexit economic relationship, t...Read More

Migrants from Jharkhand, leaving Maharashtra on foot

2020 may've been annus horribilis but don't expect normalcy from the stroke of midnight on Dec 31, writes A L I Chougule

Looking back on the year of the pandemic, lockdown and protests

Bengal assembly poll: With just months left, the turf war between BJP and TMC has become hotter, says A L I Chougule

Bengal assembly poll: With just months left, the turf war between BJP and TMC has become hotter, says A L I Chougule

The battle for the 2021 assembly election in West Bengal has begun. In fact, it started soon after the Bihar election results were declar...Read More

How is farmers' protest similar to anti-CAA stir, yet quite different?

How is farmers' protest similar to anti-CAA stir, yet quite different?

If the anti-CAA protests made national and international headlines and received a lot of solidarity from overseas, so has the farmers’ pr...Read More

Farmers at Singhu border on December 7

Govt's obduracy has yielded a harvest of discontent

The seeds of distrust were sown when the Centre refused to refer the farm bills to a select House committee for scrutiny

Cautious optimism is the watchword

Cautious optimism is the watchword

The progressive unlocking, coinciding with the festive season and pent-up demand, helped the economy deliver a positive surprise

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