Deepak Joshi

The Boy From Parra Leaves Behind A Void In Goa

Mar 17 2019

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar, 63, has passed away after battling cancer for nearly a year. The low profile Hindutva warrior had a distinguished achievement of making his ideology acceptable in a state where Christian minorities have a sizeable role in deciding the electoral fate of candidates.

Emergency Era Political Titan Passes Away

Jan 29 2019

To a generation that attained political baptism from rebellion against the Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi government in 1975-77, the picture of George Fernandes standing at his prison cell holding his chained hands high had the same aura as Che Guevera’s photographs had done a decade earlier.

One-India, One-Poll buzz refuses to die down

Aug 06 2018

The buzz of a slightly early, combined poll for Parliament and state assemblies refuses to go away, with the latest speculation centered on the possibility of 10 state assembly elections being combined with that of the Lok Sabha.

No ideology in poll battles is the new normal

Jul 25 2018

As election clouds emerge on the political horizon, the non-ideological battleground is becoming obvious

Nirmala gets defence, as Modi shapes next gen leadership

Sep 03 2017

The expansion signals Modi’s confidence that he can do the political management for next general elections in coordination with Amit Shah.

VP election done, focus shifts to Cabinet reshuffle

Aug 07 2017

The election of M Venkaiah Naidu as the 13th Vice-President of India has reinforced the domination of the political landscape by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Token opposition to NDA nominee for President

Jun 19 2017

The cloak and dagger secrecy over the election of the next President by both the ruling and the opposition parties shows a complete breakdown of relationships.

1100 days and Modi remains undiminished

May 04 2017

PM Narendra Modi is emerging as an exception to the long list of predecessors who lost momentum midway in office and were relegated to history.

Parliament: Furore over Prez address, Demonetisation

Feb 06 2017

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha debated the motion of thanks to the President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on January 31.

Economic Survey pegs FY18 GDP growth at 6.75-7.5%

Jan 31 2017

The rise of protectionism after Donald Trump became the US president may weigh on FY18 growth prospects.