Ananda Majumdar
Consulting Editor
New Delhi
My Stories
Newsmaker: Not scissor-happy

If you aim to be authentic, you have to borrow from your life, your sensibilities, and your experiences.” Prasoon Joshi, adman, poet, script writer, wordsmith at large and now in the high profile p

Ruminations: Clash of cultures

All indications suggest that the next big clash between the Hindutva agenda of the saffron Parivar and the secular coalition led by the Congress party will take place in West Bengal.

Ruminations: In Modi’s shadow

During an assignment on Left extremism many years ago that took me to Robertsganj, in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district, I had met a former Naxalite – he had later joined the mainstream Left – who

Newsmaker: The oppressed hit back

Sixteen-year-old Pralhad Jadhav died a gory death earlier this week in Nanded, Maharashtra, crushed by a crowd of protesters who were trying to flee the police.

Ruminations: Survival ploy

An unexpected uptick in Congress fortunes has taken place after the rout of the 2014 general elections and incredibly, against the backdrop of its post independence politics, this has happened on t

Resurgent politician

A television channel reported how six hours after the Gujarat results, Rahul Gandhi was in a movie hall watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi with friends.

I don’t think there will ever be a war in the Himalayan region

Swedish journalist and researcher Bertil Lintner, author of the recently released China’s India war, Collision course on the roof of the world, on the India-China war of 1962, expl

Ruminations: Into the darkness, gently

Politicians, like cricketers, have a habit of making instant fools of commentators. The moment a prediction is made, they pull off what is exactly the opposite, often spectacularly.

Ruminations: Long road to Ayodhya

Beyond the legal wrangles of the Ayodhya case now before the Supreme Court, there are few who see it as a property dispute.

Congress beyond Nehru

Rahul Gandhi's expected elevation as the next Congress party president comes at a time in India’s development as a democracy when the ease with which a catchy phrase rolls off the tongue is sometim