Ranjit Bhushan
New Delhi
My Stories
Fifth Columnist: Winner Takes All Before TN Seshan took charge as the country’s chief election commissioner in 1990, the Election Commission of India (ECI) was a largely ceremonial job, whose constitutional status was ill-defined.
Fifth Columnist: Stinking India National capital Delhi is a prime example of just how difficult it is to keep promises made in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan manifesto.
Fifth Columnist:Silver lining Pessimistic anti-Narendra Modi watchers are devastated at yet another saffron sweep, this time in Delhi’s municipal corporation elections.
Fifth Columnist: War by other means The BJP under Narendra Modi has amply demonstrated that winning elections is a fine art honed out by the party and its cadres.
Fifth Columnist:Man who came from the cold There are two unwritten codes in espionage that no text book is likely to enunciate, but have existed since the days of Mata Hari or even earlier.
Fifth Columnist: A bridge too far The widening chasm between politics and policy in India is nowhere better exemplified than prime minister Narendra Modi’s Clean Ganga or ‘Namami Ganga’ campaign.
Fifth Columnist: Nowhere to go Barely half-an-hour into the counting of votes in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, it became clear that it was not going to be a repeat of the Bihar assembly elections of 2015.
Fifth Columnist: Identity Politics It is a card that was played ad nauseam for roughly six decades in Indian politics before it was run aground by a rampant Narendra Modi in 2014.
Fifth Columnist: Think before you charge Just when the world is waking up to the fact that the ISIS is being pushed out of Mosul and other strongholds in Iraq and Libya, it now seems that the dreaded group of fanatics is finding its feet in
Fifth Columnist: Neither civil nor servant An appointment to the civil service of the Company – noted the Macaulay Committee Report in 1854 giving India its first modern bureaucracy, which recommended that the patronage-based system of East In

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