A L I Chougule

Stories By A L I Chougule

Why do some believe in instant justice

Why do some believe in instant justice

But the killing of the suspects in an encounter led to a collective outburst of joy and celebration for many people, including politician...Read More

Economy sliding, market rising: What explains the dichotomy?

Economy sliding, market rising: What explains the dichotomy?

In the post-noon trade on Monday, the equity market scaled a new all-time high of 40,889 on the Sensex and the Nifty, after breaking its ...Read More

Why did Shiv Sena snap ties with ideological ally BJP?

Why did Shiv Sena snap ties with ideological ally BJP?

Unlike in Haryana where the BJP-led NDA alliance was in a minority, the verdict in Maharashtra was quite unambiguous after the election r...Read More

A wall of bricks bearing 'Shri Ram' chants seen at the Ram Janmabhomi Nyas-run workshop at Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya.

Ayodhya: Was faith given precedence over rule of law?

Muslims, on the other hand, have been compensated with five acres of land at an alternative site in Ayodhya for building a mosque.

Brexit: Will election end deadlock?

Brexit: Will election end deadlock?

Brexit delayed, again; new elections called, again: the routine continues, making people wonder when this merry-go-round will stop. Two y...Read More

Elections decoded: Revival of the opposition

Elections decoded: Revival of the opposition

When almost every exit poll in Maharashtra and Haryana predicted a cakewalk for the BJP, it was in line with the general pre-poll expecta...Read More

Reality check: LIC, lender of last resort to government?

Reality check: LIC, lender of last resort to government?

The statement was in response to news circulating on various social media platforms, as well as in mainstream media, about the alleged er...Read More

Economic slowdown: No veil, projections say it all

Economic slowdown: No veil, projections say it all

Just about six months ago, as India was gearing up for general elections, we heard two narratives on Indian economy. The Opposition, thou...Read More

NRC, CAB, a continuum of BJP’s majoritarian project

NRC, CAB, a continuum of BJP’s majoritarian project

After the publication of the much-anticipated National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam on August 31, the process which was expected ...Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

With a month to go, Brexit deal and 10 Downing Street stay in turmoil

Once in a long time, a nation’s whole mood changes and the unthinkable becomes thinkable. Britain experienced such a moment in 1940 when ...Read More

Big cut, but will it kickstart the economy?

Big cut, but will it kickstart the economy?

Faced with rising criticism on deepening economic slowdown, falling GDP growth over last eight quarters and pessimism in corporate India ...Read More

Slowdown: Listen to sane voices

Slowdown: Listen to sane voices

With the BJP winning 282 seats out of 543, the biggest government mandate in three decades, investors welcomed the decisive victory for M...Read More

National Register of Citizens (NRC)

NRC violates Citizenship Act; now disputed by all

People left out of the list will have 120 days to appeal against their exclusion in Assam’s Foreigners’ Tribunals. But a majority of them...Read More

No need to fret over ‘population explosion’

No need to fret over ‘population explosion’

In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised serious concerns about India’s population growth, linking the idea of...Read More

At 72, is the world’s largest democracy in decline?

At 72, is the world’s largest democracy in decline?

But half a century later, India had proved to be the first democracy anywhere near so poor to survive.

Decision on Kashmir reeks of differential treatment

Decision on Kashmir reeks of differential treatment

Abrogation of Article 370 has been a long standing promise of the ruling party since the time of the Jana Sangh, BJP’s predecessor. Elect...Read More

Triple Talaq law: Not justice or empowerment

Triple Talaq law: Not justice or empowerment

The Triple Talaq Bill, passed by parliament recently, became a law after the president’s assent last week. The new law – The Muslim Women...Read More

Challenges to India’s USD 5 trillion economy goal

Challenges to India’s USD 5 trillion economy goal

It was in January 2018 at Davos, Switzerland, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first spoken about his ambition of seeing India as a...Read More

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy

De-cluttering long spells of political instability in Karnataka

After the May 2018 assembly election in Karnataka produced a result in which no single party got a clear majority, Karnataka has been stu...Read More

Superpowers of cricket to compete before final clash

Superpowers of cricket to compete before final clash

Exactly 40 days and 45 matches after the Cricket World Cup began on May 30, the premiere One-day tournament has reached the semi-final st...Read More

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