Angshukanta Chakraborty

OPEN TO OPINION

Angiography

Opinionator at DailyO. Because criticism is the opium of the classes.

POLITICS

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Why PM Modi trying to blame Congress for the GST mess is misleading

There’s a reason why the INC boycotted the midnight launch of the ‘biggest tax reform’ that has now caused unbelievable suffering to India’s trading classes.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   8-minute read

Muslim boy jailed in UP for Facebook post shows why Section 66A must never come back

Zakir Ali Tyagi’s ordeal is the latest reminder that the ‘draconian’ online policing law shouldn’t be revived to tackle ‘hate speech’.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   10-minute read

Why Rahul Gandhi's Twitter handle is doing a better job at holding Modi to account than Rahul Gandhi

The 'revamped', snarky social media presence of the Congress vice-president is heartening, but electoral battlefield is a different ballgame.

MONEY

 |  Angiography  |   7-minute read

Why ‘nudge theorist’ Richard Thaler makes for BJP's poster boy of economics

The behavioural economist’s imprint can be found in many of the anti-poor, anti-cash policies of the Aadhaar-crazy surveillance state of this government.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   8-minute read

What The Wire story alleges against Jay, Amit Shah’s son

BJP national president's son has slapped Rs 100 crore defamation suit on the website.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   6-minute read

SC appointing amicus curiae to 're-probe' Gandhi's murder is a sign of the times

The petitioner seeking 'reinvestigation' into the 1948 point-blank assassination by Godse is a trustee of Abhinav Bharat.

MONEY

 |  Angiography  |   4-minute read

If Modi is right on GDP growth, then is the Reserve Bank wrong?

The prime minister lashed out at his critics, but his claims might not be all that reliable.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   8-minute read

Amit Malviya justifying Gandhi's murder is BJP betraying its Sangh legacy

The party's IT cell head’s 2015 tweet was about Hindutva blossoming into what Savarkar and Golwalkar had wanted it to be.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   11-minute read

Economic upheaval is also the price of bigotry. Will hurt Modi government in 2019

Dissent, on the economy and also on some of the social and foreign policy approaches, is coming from within the BJP.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   11-minute read

Why PM Modi reconstituting Economic Advisory Council may not be of much help

While chairman of the EAC, Bibek Debroy, and member Surjit Bhalla had profusely praised demonetisation, the others were at best muted in their response.