A L I Chougule

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

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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

Cong vs Cong: Something's got to give

Cong vs Cong: Something's got to give

Kapil Sibal has suggested a complete makeover of the party besides the necessity to have alliances and the need to reach out to people. H...Read More

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Two states: The election Joe Biden won, the poll Nitish Kumar may lose

Discontent over jobs, the migrant crisis, the handling of the pandemic & floods could be the undoing of Bihar’s ‘Sushasan Babu'

US presidential poll: Why 2020 is haunted by 2016

US presidential poll: Why 2020 is haunted by 2016

Biden looks assured of the popular vote but can Trump pull off an electoral college majority yet again?

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

Economy/ Representative pic

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

GDP: How long will the free fall last?

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

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