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Shekhar Gupta: Judiciary on trial

The four judges have shattered the judiciary's code of silence. It is up to CJI Misra to end this crisis.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 12th, 2018

Shekhar Gupta: Justice with judiciousness

While the judiciary remains our most trusted institution, it should debate its internal health.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMar 31st, 2017

Judiciary on trial

The four judges have shattered the judiciary's code of silence. It is up to CJI Misra to end this crisis.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 12th, 2018

Shekhar Gupta: Disquiet on dalit front

Kanshi Ram was a Dalit Kautilya from Punjab who built heartland's Mayawati as his Chandragupta. It's a good playbook for Jignesh Mevani, if he has the skill and ambition.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 5th, 2018

Shekhar Gupta: Read my tears, read my lips

Nationalism, Hindutva, and war on corruption, not growth, will define Modi's politics until 2019.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 29th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Corruption and the caste differential

The track record of corruption cases involving big names indicates the system may be loaded against lower castes.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 22nd, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Modi wanted Cong-mukt Bharat, gets Cong-yukt Gujarat

This is a first since 2014, when any contest with the Congress has been a walkover for the BJP.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 18th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Young, restless, jobless & left out

If exit polls are right, which they should be as Yogendra Yadav says so, Mr Modi will win. The 27 per cent headstart of 2014 is handy but there is fraying of the wall.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 15th, 2017

Mallya extradition trial: Lawyer questions impartiality of Indian judiciary

The 61-year-old was back in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London for day four of the hearing.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 11th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Butterflies in the stomach

BJP's Gujarat campaign is a nervous paradox of a double-incumbent fighting like an underdog, making Gandhi Dynasty and not its own performance the issue.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 8th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Hanging by a sacred thread

Rahul Gandhi is playing to the BJP's Hindutva strengths. It's a blunder his dad too committed, and the party's never recovered.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 1st, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Risk it like Rajiv

That's what Narendra Modi has to do and launch defence modernisation like Rajiv Gandhi in 1985-89, but with lessons learnt. There are political risks, but isn't that holding public office is all about.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 24th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Indira Gandhi at 100: Why she still rules India

She believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust 'Total Politics'. If both ideas thrive under Mr Modi now, she still rules our minds.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 17th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Politics, with a dollop of Even-Oddium Sulphate

We haven't lost it. No virus garbled this headline. Suck Delhi's killer air, recall Vidya Balan's immortal but unprintable human chemistry lesson from Ishqiya, and you will get it.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 10th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Catch-23 Economics, Catch-24 Politics

Caught between wanting to be an ideal swayamsevak like Mohan Bhagwat, and a moderniser like Mr Vajpayee, Narendra Modi could become an Indira-like statist.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 3rd, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Dada don"t preach

Pranab Mukherjee is the 'Bhishma Pitamah' of Indian public life. The third volume of his political memoir is self-serving, hides too much and uses uncharacteristic innuendo.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 27th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Mujhe Kuchch Karna Hai

Delhi air is at gas-chamber levels despite well-intended activist-judicial complex's "we must do something" ban on crackers, old vehicles, diesel etc. We fool ourselves by trivialising a grave crisis.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 20th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Riding a one-trick warhorse

The Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest. Today's crisis shows it may be left with too little time in this term to refocus on governance.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 13th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: There is something in the air

It isn't what you think. Political winds haven't shifted yet. But the air is thick with doubts, economic stress is hurting and for the first time since his rise in 2013, the PM is fighting back.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 6th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Post-operation prognosis

If on the surgical strikes anniversary, we're still arguing whether or not these happened, and not what they've achieved, it shows a shrinking of our strategic minds.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardSep 29th, 2017

Shekhar Gupta: Anyone here has been raped and likes sex?

And smokes, drinks and has condoms in her room? Notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardSep 22nd, 2017