Madhuri Danthala

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

The author is a political analyst based out of Bengaluru.

POLITICS

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Should India bar national parties from contesting in state elections and vice versa?

Regional parties are not concerned about national issues. National parties don't get regional sentiments. Why not restrict them to where they belong?

VARIETY

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Rajasthan BJP candidate promised impunity against child marriage: Is age just a number?

The malaise of child marriage is not restricted to India or the developing world alone.

VARIETY

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Why both Congress and BJP should support Naveen Patnaik on women’s reservation bill

The Narendra Modi-led BJP government looks embarrassed over its dismal record on gender issues.

POLITICS

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Congress-TDP alliance exposes Rahul Gandhi's naivete

The party has ignored the emotions of its supporters as well as the TDP supremo's past which is chequered with constantly discarding his principles to back the winning side.

VARIETY

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Why Indians, including Anuskha Sharma and Virat Kohli, need to respect individual privacy

We need a Swachh Bharat campaign to cleanse our society of bad practices which we tend to defend as tradition.

VARIETY

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VARIETY

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Why Modi government has no reason to 'celebrate' World Environment Day

Should we be celebrating the fact that India stands 177 (out of 180 countries) on the Environmental Performance Index, 2018?

POLITICS

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Modi fans must understand elections are no excuse for slander

What is inexcusable is any individual or group casting aspersions on people’s character.

VARIETY

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May Day: India needs to take its labour rights seriously

Political parties and civil society will do well to introspect and realign their paths.

POLITICS

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Kiran Bedi’s ‘no toilets, no free rice’ order was shockingly insensitive

Those who criticise subsidies as ‘drain on exchequer’ often conveniently ignore the ‘incentives’ government offers to corporates.