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Madhavan Narayanan

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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.

Anti-BJP parties are like Rubik's Cube, 2 sides right could mean 4 sides wrong

What are we looking at as we head into elections in 2019 in India? A 1971 scenario or 1977 scenario, or is that 1980?

Jan 25, 2019 - 02:21 PM IST

Hindi merely one of many languages in India, English takes us global. Happy Pongal!

I would like to wish all of you a very happy new year. You think I am two weeks late?

Jan 15, 2019 - 04:47 PM IST

Supreme Court verdicts on Sabarimala and Rafale are blessings for BJP's political agenda

On the face of it two recent Supreme Court judgements of significance have gone opposite ways for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:24 PM IST

2019 Lok Sabha elections more than just BJP vs Congress, smaller parties hold the key

There are moments of epiphany when a bright flash of light appears in the mind's eye to give us an enlightening idea of some hard truth or knowledge.

Jan 3, 2019 - 02:08 PM IST

Get real: 2018's big lesson to Bollywood flops and political defeats

As the year 2018 winds up, I am on to a pet theme: the connection between popular cinema and electoral politics.

Dec 28, 2018 - 12:29 PM IST

Kamal Nath's migrant comment could be a foot in the Congress mouth

What is Madhya Pradesh's new chief minister Kamal Nath up to?

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:48 PM IST

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