Shekhar Iyer

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Shekhar Iyer is a former Senior Associate Editor of Hindustan Times and Political Editor of Deccan Herald, New Delhi.

Stories By Shekhar Iyer

Choice season, from 
Bhagalpur to Baltimore

Choice season, from Bhagalpur to Baltimore

Beyond Bihar and MP, it is the Trump versus Biden battle, billed as the battle for the future of America and the world, that is holding a...Read More

Koshyari-Thackeray dustoff
may reset Guv-Oppn CM ties

Koshyari-Thackeray dustoff may reset Guv-Oppn CM ties

This is the first time disapproval for a governor’s utterances has come publicly from Union Home Minister Amit Shah, when several NDA app...Read More

Who will undermine whom in Bihar?

Who will undermine whom in Bihar?

The LJP was founded by Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who has handed the baton to his ambitious son, Chirag Paswan. Some cite Chirag’s ...Read More

PM in rush to double farmers' income, won’t buckle under Oppn shenanigans

PM in rush to double farmers' income, won’t buckle under Oppn shenanigans

Basically, marginal and small farmers will have an alternative platform to scout for better prices (more than the assured MSP) for their ...Read More

Elections in the time of corona: Perhaps, Bihar can show the way

Elections in the time of corona: Perhaps, Bihar can show the way

A few days ago, the EC had issued guidelines for conducting polls during the pandemic. It had analysed the practice followed in South Kor...Read More

Deciphering yet another crisis in Congress

Deciphering yet another crisis in Congress

The dissenting leaders were underlining the fact that Sonia, as interim chief, has had neither the energy nor interest to look into takin...Read More

Thinking class agonises over secularism in Ram’s abode

Thinking class agonises over secularism in Ram’s abode

The thinking class wanted everyone to accept the Supreme Court’s verdict. Once the apex Court settled the Ayodhya dispute, they could not...Read More

Should Ashok Gehlot learn conflict resolution from Uddhav Thackeray?

Should Ashok Gehlot learn conflict resolution from Uddhav Thackeray?

Uddhav has somehow managed to show that, without compromising the position of CM which he holds, he can get his alliance partners to agre...Read More

Nearly headless Congress savaged by Rajasthan tussle

Nearly headless Congress savaged by Rajasthan tussle

The crisis being played out in Rajasthan shows the inability of the central leadership in Congress to act at the right time to prevent a ...Read More

Rahul Gandhi

No time for political mud-slinging

Rahul Gandhi’s rants against the PM rest on the argument that India is soft on China

Delhi: Renewed vigour in coronavirus battle; politics can take a backseat

Delhi: Renewed vigour in coronavirus battle; politics can take a backseat

Shah has made it clear that the Centre and the Delhi government would have to work in tandem to make the country as well as the national ...Read More

Recent imputations against the Supreme Court deepen discord in the legal system

Recent imputations against the Supreme Court deepen discord in the legal system

A section of the “activist” lawyers have been imputing that the Supreme Court has not done enough to pull up the Modi government — if not...Read More

The government has pledged reforms in India’s agri-marketing system, allowing farmers to sell their produce to anyone outside the APMC mandi yard.

Prudence, not profligacy, is the way out of the economic woes of the pandemic

Instead of the populist route of direct cash flow to people, PM Modi would prefer to invest in the future.

Chief Ministers sense a power shift as governors assert themselves

Chief Ministers sense a power shift as governors assert themselves

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee questions the role of a governor, while Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray reaches out to the PM after failin...Read More

Changing political fortunes in the aftermath of Coronavirus

Changing political fortunes in the aftermath of Coronavirus

India's cases have crossed 20,000 and fears of a further rise in the number of infected people has forced the state governments to fall i...Read More

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Peek at post-lockdown schemes for safety

None of us expect our lives to return to what it was before we went into the 21-day lockdown, which is hopefully due to end on April 14-1...Read More

Congress first family persists in sordid partisan politics

Congress first family persists in sordid partisan politics

Whether it is the Centre, state governments, communities, or individuals, everyone believes that petty squabbling is not in order now.

Madhya Pradesh crisis: A disaster created by Kamal Nath-led government

Madhya Pradesh crisis: A disaster created by Kamal Nath-led government

Even as the fate of beleaguered Kamal Nath hangs before the Supreme Court on the timing of the confidence vote which he should have sough...Read More

Exchanging vows of friendship at Motera

Exchanging vows of friendship at Motera

Critics’ opinion on this gala will be bound by the achievements that follow

Decoding takeaways after the AAP outcome

Decoding takeaways after the AAP outcome

If the AAP comes back with a bang like it did in 2015 (when AAP won 67 of the 70 seats in Delhi), Kejriwal could be fancied as the new fa...Read More

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