Seven reasons why BJP’s breast-beating about the grand alliance of Opposition parties doesn’t make sense unless you are a ‘bhakt’, bot, troll, or media lapdog

*** The “United India” rally in Calcutta, where 20 political parties stood on one stage on January 19, has understandably sent BJP and its bhakts, bots, trolls, media lapdogs, and …

Even the RSS feels BJP is losing hold over Dalits and tribals. Is a 10% quota for the “poor” going to counter perception that it is against caste-based reservations?

Various analyses of the election results in the five States late last year—especially Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh—have all pointed in the same direction: BJP has a problem on its …

Mitron, bad news: Whichever way you look at it, it looks more and more likely that Narendra Modi will be a one-term PM (as Nostradamus predicted)

A victor always tries to see a state election outcome as a precursor to a larger, national trend. And the vanquished attempts to dissociate elections to the Vidhana Sabha from elections to …

“If PNB can come after me for my ₹8,500 EMI every month, why did it not go after Nirav Modi for ₹11,000 crore?”

Like every scam, the ripoff by “diamantaire” Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, or as Narendra Modi affectionately calls him “Mehul bhai”, is following a familiar trajectory. Upper-class chutzpah. …

The question Shashi Tharoor should really ask: “Why should the PM force a common woman in Tamil Nadu or Bengal to speak Hindi in India?”

Shashi Tharoor is like Kim Kardashian for a new breed of aspirational Indians trying to outgrow Chetan Bhagat. Whatever Tharoor says (or doesn’t) “breaks” whatever little echo chamber they inhabit on the internet. Be …