Madhavan Narayanan

Vantage Point

Madhavan Narayanan is a senior journalist who has covered politics, diplomacy, business, technology and other subjects in a long career that has spanned organisations including Reuters, Business Standard and Hindustan Times. He is currently an independent columnist, editor and commentator. He is listed among the top 200 Indian influencers on Twitter. He tweets as @madversity.

BJP's potential crisis: Chouhan's MP model better than Modi's Gujarat hype?

The big question the morning after a state assembly election verdicts in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in which the reins of power have shifted from the BJP to the Congress is this: Ha

Dec 12, 2018 - 04:54 PM IST

Kartarpur symbolism has given Delhi a shot at India-China-US consensus on Kashmir

Sometimes, I think relations between India and Pakistan are a television serial made by Ekta Kapoor, because, like her soap opera titles, the letter K recurs in conflict zones with improbable consi

Dec 6, 2018 - 12:51 PM IST

Personal attacks by politicians are an insult to Indian voters

O, what a fall, my countrymen!

Nov 27, 2018 - 01:23 PM IST

Why Garima Arora as a Michelin star chef symbolises the rise of a new India

What happens when an Indian woman wins what is called the 'Oscar of the culinary world'?

Nov 21, 2018 - 02:00 PM IST

Politics over Chhath shows why national capital Delhi must avoid regionalism, remain a 'mini India'

As a long-time resident of Delhi of southern origin, I have always respected the multicultural character of the national capital.

Nov 14, 2018 - 03:01 PM IST

Why a giant Sardar Patel statue is a key piece in PM Modi's political calculation

Much has been written about Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating a

Nov 13, 2018 - 07:27 PM IST

This mess is an opportunity for Supreme Court to give CBI some muscle

If you are an optimist like I am, you would see a silver lining in the royal mess we are witnessing in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has lately been rechristened as the Central B

Oct 31, 2018 - 06:57 PM IST

In Sabarimala case review, Supreme Court must hear out Hindu scholars

As Hindus including myself celebrated Vijayadasami last week,

Oct 24, 2018 - 05:13 PM IST

MeToo has arrived in India, but yet to reach Bharat; may start reform, not revolution

In the swirling waters of the MeToo Movement that have reached India, the rules of engagement on conduct involving women and men are being rewritten in ways that would hopefully make the country a

Oct 16, 2018 - 05:07 PM IST

Not just Rohingya, India must emerge as global thought leader on refugees

There was a time, not so long ago, when a much less economically empowered India was talked about as a candidate for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.

Oct 9, 2018 - 12:56 PM IST

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