Anand Kochukudy

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a political journalist and lapsed academic.

POLITICS

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What Opposition parties really need to do to take on the might of Modi ahead of 2019

For the Opposition to succeed, it's imperative they come up with a positive agenda rather than launch a negative campaign against the prime minister.

POLITICS

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The real reason behind how Congress made BJP look silly in Karnataka

For once, the Congress functioned like a well-oiled machine, operating seamlessly between Delhi and Bangalore.

POLITICS

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Why failing to form a government in Karnataka is a reality slap for BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grandstanding will come under a severe cloud with this episode that played out in full public view

POLITICS

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How Karnataka drama is likely to play out on the Assembly floor

The Supreme Court has asked BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to prove majority on May 19.

POLITICS

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Why BJP shouldn't have been allowed to form government in Karnataka

It was already rumoured that the governor had taken a decision to this effect much before it was finally confirmed.

VARIETY

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Karnataka elections saw Modi take political discourse to a new low

A peek into the prime minister's campaign the last fortnight would throw up at least half-a-dozen falsehoods.

POLITICS

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Karnataka Assembly polls: Why exit polls raise more questions than answers

Apart from India Today-Axis MyIndia exit poll, all seem to have played it safe.

POLITICS

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Karnataka Assembly election: What the numbers actually tell us

What might ultimately upset BJP's apple cart in favour of the Congress is the Lingayat vote.

POLITICS

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Why Rahul Gandhi ready to be PM is not good enough to unite Opposition

While it’s one thing to be the Congress' PM candidate, it’s an entirely different proposition to emerge as an acceptable choice among regional satraps.

VARIETY

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Why vice president rejecting motion to impeach chief justice Misra is suspect

Institutional integrity is being compromised with alacrity and it would seem that a 'committed judiciary' is the next logical step.