Kumar Shakti Shekhar

OPEN TO OPINION

Delhi-based journalist with more than 20 years of experience in reporting for print, TV & digital media.

POLITICS

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Don't expect Rashtrapati Bhavan to host iftar for the next five years

NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, if elected, is unlikely to continue the tradition of his predecessors.

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POLITICS

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Presidential election 2017: Why BJP will give these four Opposition choices a pass

The ruling party wants to ensure that the president be elected not just by consensus but also minus any controversy.

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POLITICS

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Why Rahul Gandhi's Mandsaur visit won't help Congress in Madhya Pradesh

This wasn't the first time the Nehru-Gandhi scion indulged in such histrionics.

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VARIETY

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VOICES

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Why Anil Madhav Dave's death comes as a massive shock to me

The Union environment minister lived a healthy and austere life like a true pracharak.

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POLITICS

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Why Ram Jethmalani wants to bite Arun Jaitley's head off

Senior lawyer did it again, called the finance minister a crook during cross-examination in DDCA defamation case.

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VOICES

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With two Modi haters, Lalu and Kejriwal, in the dock - BJP is having the last laugh

While the fodder scam has come back to haunt the RJD strongman, an internal feud is rocking the AAP convener’s boat.

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VOICES

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My memories of actor turned politician Vinod Khanna

The most striking thing about his personality was that he was always pleasant and humble.

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POLITICS

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Why PM Modi won’t pick any of these 7 leaders for president of India's post

His choice would be someone who would always be ready to oblige him.

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POLITICS

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Shame on our leaders for politicising ex-serviceman's suicide

Their sheer intention was to draw cheap political mileage from an emotive issue.

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