Ananda Majumdar
Consulting Editor
New Delhi
My Stories
Prince’s Arrival

Watching Rahul Gandhi mature over the years has been about anxious anticipation of ‘The Arrival’.

Ruminations: Shadow of the past

The growing challenge to the economy, the charge of jobless growth and now the government’s response to these with the move for a stimulus package have cast a shadow on what had seemed at one point

Newsmaker: Reluctant legend

On the stage at Apple’s spaceship-shaped headquarters in Cupertino, as he introduced the latest Apple products on Tuesday, Tim Cook might have reminded Apple-junkies of Steve Jobs.

Ruminations: Left Turn To Nowhere

Left parties, relegated to the sidelines of politics on the basis of election results have managed to occupy disproportionate mindspace as the favourite whipping boys of so-called nationalist force

Ruminations: New caste constituencies

The BJP’s caste engine is rushing full steam ahead.

Ruminations: Time to anoint a new opposition leader

The results of the local body elections in West Bengal, and the scale of victory, have shifted the focus of the anti-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance to Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee no

Ruminations: Past forward for Congress

Earlier this week, Congress veteran Jairam Ramesh, a Congress loyalist close to Rahul Gandhi, did some plain speaking in an interview that got his party, already confused about its place in politic

Newsmaker: Master of the back channels

Roundabout the time that the rest of India prepares to go to sleep, the Congress party’s master tactician Ahmed Patel starts working the back channels.

Ruminations: Looking for political will

Competitive politics provides a stage to deal with social evil. Caste is one of them. Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tells an interesting story.

Ruminations: Identity Beyond Caste

The election of Ram Nath Kovind as President coincides with the rise of an all-new Bha­r­a­tiya Janata Party (BJP) that will gradually set in motion all the triggers to implement the larger Sangh P