You are here » Home » Opinion » Columns » Shekhar Gupta
Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta

Search Columnist


  • Shekhar Gupta: Flailing state in Covid storm

    08-05-2021 08:25:00

    Modi government didn't strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated, ministers failing and the government is in denial

  • Shekhar Gupta: India calling Mayday, Mayday

    30-04-2021 23:41:00

    Triumphalism, premature declaration of victory meant no one checked if India had enough vaccines, oxygen, remdesivir, bringing us back to a crisis where we need foreign aid after four decades

  • Shekhar Gupta: Because the virus doesn't vote

    24-04-2021 09:00:00

    There are things a strongman leader never does, like admitting he has erred. Three recent instances show that Narendra Modi, for the first time in seven years, has blinked

  • Holding up a mirror to Modi govt

    17-04-2021 08:45:00

    Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh, elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one Ram baan weapon

  • Shekhar Gupta: Mosques in the rear-view mirror

    10-04-2021 08:45:00

    Varanasi court order on Gyanvapi mosque questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn't be repeated. Spending too much time looking at the past is a recipe for disaster

  • Shekhar Gupta: It isn't the economy, genius

    03-04-2021 08:45:00

    Flurry of economic reform suggests Modi realises his muscular nationalism script is getting jaded. Chances are he'll try for economic recovery but stick to what's worked so far

  • Shekhar Gupta: The missing foreign bogey

    27-03-2021 08:45:00

    Pakistan, Bangladeshis and terrorism are missing from BJP campaign. It seems to have understood the risks of mixing of domestic political motivations with strategic national interests

  • Shekhar Gupta: A new case for peace with Pakistan

    20-03-2021 08:45:00

    If India thinks it's caught in an awful two-front situation, the picture is more challenging for Pakistan. It can continue fighting India and become a protectorate of China

  • The angry Vishwaguru

    12-03-2021 22:47:00

    The world has expectations from India and complains when those aren't met. If global praise is acceptable to Modi govt, why the resentment and rejection over criticism?

  • Shekhar Gupta: Missing in opposition

    05-03-2021 23:23:00

    We can complain about undermining of institutions, misuse of agencies, discriminatory laws, use of sedition, rail-roading of legislation. But, on all key issues, Congress is MIA

  • Shekhar Gupta: Indian judiciary and law of Habeas Porcus

    26-02-2021 23:00:00

    It's the prime responsibility of judiciary to ensure our liberty and habeas corpus is the usual route. But 'bail, not jail' is being murdered and cremated routinely

  • Shekhar Gupta: Two fronts, one challenge

    19-02-2021 22:44:00

    India must break out of the strategic triangulation between China and Pakistan. Before that, it has to decide if it will allow domestic electoral interests limit its strategic options

  • Shekhar Gupta: Politics takes economic turn

    12-02-2021 23:22:00

    New ideological battle lines have been drawn in Indian politics and they're on economic terrain. It is change for good

  • Shekhar Gupta: A lost battle

    05-02-2021 23:43:00

    Modi govt has already lost the battle on farm laws. It will err even more gravely if it persists with the Sikh separatism bogey

  • Shekhar Gupta: Finally, a BJP Budget

    02-02-2021 09:00:00

    The ones so far were all Congress+ to Congress+++