Ranjit Bhushan
New Delhi
My Stories
Fifth Columnist: History as politics

For one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it is not a bit surprising that money does not dominates headlines in India as much as history.

India’s Weinstein effect

For those looking for the Harvey Weinstein effect in India, have been surprised, even though they shouldn’t be.

Fifth Columnist: NGO blues

The civil society constitutes a motley assemblage: voluntary activists, PIL lawyers, media persons, general do-gooders, public spirited fellows and lately, a sprinkling of celebrities who have jump

Fifth Columnist: Battle of ideas

Whatever the interpretation offered by eminence grise in this country, and of which there are many, the Constitution of India is clear on one aspect: each institution in the country must be allowed

Fifth Columnist: Pride & Prejudice

In India’s federal structure, a politician derives his essential power base from his or her state before he or she aspires for a pan-India status.

Fifth Columnist: Leftist dilemmas

Historically, relations between the Congress party and the Communist parties in India can be described as polemical.

Fifth Columnist: Strangulating Soccer

A few years ago, the then Portuguese ambassador to India, in a rare fit of undiplomatic candour, wondered aloud at a gathering at the India International Centre why a country of 1.2 billion was una

Fifth Columnist: Candid admissions

Suddenly, there is a change of priorities in Pakistan. Or is the shift tactical?

Fifth Columnist: Lucknow tales

There are many ways to propaganda, but none more ingenious than that devised in where else, but Uttar Pradesh.

Fifth Columnist: Economics as politics

Does economics dictate politics?