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Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar, a former Union minister who has held portfolios like Panchayati Raj, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Youth Affairs and Sports, is an MP and a social commentator.

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Gujarat model of failure

On May 9, The Indian Express carried two apparently unrelated Covid-19 stories on

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 24, 2020

Corona, communalism and class conflict

As in a time of war, the Covid-19 pandemic should have united our country. Instead,

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 10, 2020

Pots, pans and the pandemic

If Narendra Modi had ever been really poor, his first thoughts on Covid-19 would

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 26, 2020

Eight takeaways from Shaheen Bagh

The 100-day protest at Shaheen Bagh is over, worsted not by the Narendra Modi

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 12, 2020

Breaking point? Not yet

Does JEXIT—the rather witty term for Jyotiraditya Scindia’s exit—really matter? The

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 29, 2020

Keeping hindutva at bay

Now that so many Congress luminaries have stirred the pot of our sorrows, may I

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 07, 2020

Postcard from Srinagar

Time was when a postcard from Srinagar meant a pretty picture of colourful shikaras

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 22, 2020

The school of protests

I went to Paris in May 1968 to be part of the student uprising that startled the

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 08, 2020

How Pakistanis view Pakistan

I was at the Afkar-e-Taza (innovative thinking) ThinkFest in Lahore, held on January

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 25, 2020

Shah’s selective compassion

The quality of compassion, like “the quality of mercy”, as Portia told Shylock, “is

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 11, 2020

Modi-Shah’s triple talaq

The Romans had a saying: “Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”.

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 28, 2019

Jinnah’s Hindu proxies

Alone among the politicians of pre-independence India, V.D. Savarkar, president of

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 14, 2019

Modi’s Great Leap Forward

I was at university in Delhi (1958-1961) when Chairman Mao undertook his Great Leap

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 30, 2019

Stunt with saffron robe

Much of the south has held out against the BJP, but none more so than Tamil Nadu.

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 16, 2019

Learn the right lessons

So, there is life still left in the old warhorse. The totally unexpected performance

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 02, 2019
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