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.

Ghoda and ghas: Why Akhilesh-Mayawati may not be able to save the SP-BSP alliance

One person I have been thinking about a lot this year is Ganga Charan Rajput.

Jun 4, 2019 - 07:10 PM IST

Not just a Modi wave, it was a leadership wave that dominated Lok Sabha elections 2019 results

It would be stating the obvious in noting that there was a Modi wave in the landslide win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in this year's general elections.

May 28, 2019 - 06:21 PM IST

Narendra Modi faces new threat: Not opponents, but the alt-Hindu extremists

As exit polls show Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP-led NDA coming back to power in New Delhi with a comfortable majority in the new Lok Sabha, there should be much cause for celebration in the p

May 20, 2019 - 03:39 PM IST

Paisa, paisa, paisa: Whoever wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the economy will be their biggest challenge

Though all of India is waiting to see who wins the ongoing 2019 Lok Sabha elections, or better still, who will form the next government, it is pretty certain to me that whoever wins will have a cha

May 15, 2019 - 03:01 PM IST

Why the President of India must be drawn into CJI Ranjan Gogoi's sexual harassment case

I was half-annoyed, half-amused as I woke up to read newspaper reports that said most judges of the Supreme Court of India - barring the exceptional Dhananjay Chandrachud -

May 7, 2019 - 03:20 PM IST

Delhi statehood solution lies in open doors, not in closing them

Has the time come for Delhi to attain full statehood?

May 3, 2019 - 03:36 PM IST

Chief Justice deserves justice, but should not give it to himself

I was fortunate to be present last year at the Ram Nath Goenka Memorial Lecture, delivered by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who was not yet the Chief Justice of India.

Apr 23, 2019 - 01:02 PM IST

Why India's politics is less like cricket and more like kabaddi

Front page news on Tuesday announced this year's World Cup squad for India's favourite sport, cricket. Beyond this lies India's top homegrown game, kabaddi.

Apr 23, 2019 - 01:04 PM IST

After 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the kingmakers are likely to be from the south

I am cynical/practical/experienced enough to know that pre-election opinion polls can go quite wrong for at least three reasons.

Apr 11, 2019 - 03:18 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's mistake? Choice of Wayanad could hurt Congress in the North

Has Congress president Rahul Gandhi taken a wrong step forward (or backward) by deciding to contest for the Lok Sabha from Wayanad in Kerala?

Apr 17, 2019 - 01:04 PM IST