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.

Centrist, populist, charismatic: Can Kamal Haasan become Tamil Nadu's Macron?

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives this week on a four-day visit to India as an international statesman.

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:45 PM IST
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The Sultry Sanskari: Sridevi’s iconic screen persona merged the heroine and the vamp

I confess I am not a major Sridevi fan or follower, but it speaks volumes of her achievements when I look back to see how I was casually interacting with her long and illustrious career time and ag

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:46 PM IST
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Let us give Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi companies to their employees, make them cooperatives

When the dust settles a bit on the Punjab National Bank scam surrounding luxury jeweller

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:43 PM IST
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AAP govt has many flaws, but it has dramatically improved Delhi’s landscape in politics and governance

Kejriwal-bashing is a fashionable pastime in the upper reaches of the middle class in India, and certainly in its capital.

Feb 14, 2018 - 08:11 PM IST
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Vantage Point: Stop gig-gling! It is time India took a serious look at Pakodanomics

Are pakoda jokes your cup of tea?

Feb 8, 2018 - 05:45 PM IST
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Opinion: Budget 2018 was more than just about elections, it may lead to long-term growth

Was it not Abraham Lincoln who said: "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some o

Feb 3, 2018 - 11:52 AM IST
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Vantage Point: Narendra Modi vs Donald Trump at Davos: Is global diplomacy at an inflection point?

When contrasting speeches are made by two leaders that were not so long ago from different segments of the global economic hierarchy, it is time to take note.

Feb 1, 2018 - 08:53 AM IST
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Vantage Point: Absurd to target AAP MLAs on 'office of profit' while moneybags ride to Rajya Sabha

The future of 20 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi is in doubt as they

Jan 23, 2018 - 06:47 PM IST
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Vantage Point: Vikram, Betaal and 4 Supreme Court judges - A 21st Century fantasy

Never has India's judiciary been under the kind of strain we witnessed last week when four Supreme Court judges effectively came out against the Chief Justice of India, ostensibly on procedural iss

Jan 16, 2018 - 09:46 AM IST
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Mix Ambedkarism with Ranji Trophy, filter out Maratha pride: It is time to grant statehood to Vidarbha

Two seemingly unconnected events this month have a deep historic connection, and it is time to highlight that in the hope that India is better off focusing on development of underdogs than an outda

Jan 10, 2018 - 05:29 PM IST
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