Anand Kochukudy

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a political journalist and lapsed academic.

POLITICS

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End of an era in Dravidian politics - What's next for DMK and Tamil Nadu?

It’s in the nature of politics to throw up surprises and leaders out of nowhere.

POLITICS

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To counter BJP's Hindutva, Rahul Gandhi and Congress can't evade the 'ideological' debate

If 2014 was more about 'Vikas' than Hindutva, 2019 is likely to be a communally charged election with worse in store.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Why the crisis in Delhi is of Arvind Kejriwal's own making

The chief minister failed in taking his bureaucracy along and instilling confidence in them after the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash.

POLITICS

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How Pranab Mukherjee undermined Congress’ fight against RSS

The former president's speech was neither sharp, nor intended to rub his hosts the wrong way.

POLITICS

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How Kairana by-poll result could be a bellwether for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

This result might also force the BJP for a rethink on advancing the general elections.

POLITICS

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How the heat over EVM malfunctioning kept rising in Kairana

Opposition and others are still wondering how EVMs could malfunction because of heat at 7am when the temperature is less than 30 degrees.

POLITICS

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How the Chengannur by-election numbers stack up

Whether Congress can wrest back their bastion or CPI(M) manages to retain it or BJP pulls off a surprise win will be known only on May 31.

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.