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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.

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

Justice DY Chandrachud is Sehwag of Supreme Court, but does he need to be Dravid instead?

There is something in the way Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud delivered his rulings last month that reminded me of Virender Sehwag.

Oct 4, 2018 - 11:07 AM IST

Not just a 'perception problem', Rafale deal could set a bad precedent

Whether it accepts it or not, the furore over the Rafale fighter jet with France's Dassault has become a problem, a big one, for the BJP-led NDA government.

Oct 4, 2018 - 11:12 AM IST

Narendra Modi has lots in common with Indira Gandhi in style, populism and opposition

"Woh kahte hain Indira hatao. Hum kahte hain garibi hatao." (They say 'Remove Indira,' we say 'Remove poverty'). 

Sep 17, 2018 - 03:44 PM IST

Blame for fuel price shock definitely lies with NDA government. Here's why

As opposition parties led by the Congress stage

Sep 13, 2018 - 01:52 PM IST