Ravi Shanker Kapoor

Ravi Shanker Kapoor is a journalist and author. He has spent around 25 years in the media. As a freelance journalist, Kapoor has written for a number of leading publications. He has written four books on Indian politics and its associated institutions.

Mainstreaming the Northeast: What might work, and what might not

As a region, North East has suffered neglect for a very long time. Till recently, every politician talked about the region but it played little role in national politics.

Sleep of reason produces monsters and Bharat bandh

The Bharat Bandh, called by several Dalit groups on Monday against the Supreme Court ruling on the misuse of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, has proved

The rise of an illiberal India: What the logjam in Parliament shows us

This is the age of decibel and drama. Gone are the days when the eloquence of oratory and the cogency of arguments were lauded in Parliament.

Still wedded to Socialism, Congress has learnt nothing and forgotten nothing

It was said about the Bourbons, the ruling dynasty at the time of the French Revolution (1789), that they had learnt nothing and forgotten nothing.

Mandatory CSR is morally reprehensible, logically repugnant, and economically wasteful

Of all the sins perpetrated by the political class against private enterprise in this century, the most conspicuous and insidious has been mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR).