Angshukanta Chakraborty

OPEN TO OPINION

Angiography

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

POLITICS

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Hardik Patel 'sex scandal' shows Indians understand neither consent nor privacy

Those airing the clip and trending it on social media with dollops of moral policing are pathological hypocrites.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   7-minute read

BJP willing to sacrifice Parliament for Gujarat polls betrays Modi's misplaced priorities

That the highest legislative body must keep on working irrespective of Assembly polls is a cornerstone of cooperative federalism.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   6-minute read

Five-day Odd-Even plan may not help in curbing Delhi’s pollution emergency

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s diktat is more for optics than data on vehicular pollution from petrol and diesel cars.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   7-minute read

India jumping 30 spots in World Bank ease of doing business 2018 rankings is good, but not enough

The report doesn’t quite take into account the massive disruptions caused by demonetisation and GST.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   9-minute read

Pidi's Twitter trick n' treat aside, how long will liberal love for Rahul Gandhi last?

Political pets have always helped bolster their leader's image, but the challenges ahead for the Congress V-P are too steep.

MONEY

 |  Angiography  |   7-minute read

Why Jaitley's big bank bailout will remain a half-measure without focus on bad loans

While the banking sector is in dire need of fresh injection of capital, recovering bad loans from defaulting corporates must be prioritised.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   7-minute read

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.