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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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It is high time we scrapped the sedition law, says Mani Shankar Aiyar

In the 1990s, a favourite term of abuse of the sangh parivar for people like me

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 20, 2021

Mani Shankar Aiyar compares Palestine and Kashmir

On August 5, 2019, I wrote that the Modi government had just created a Palestine on

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 06, 2021

Tamil Nadu has shown the way to national redemption, says Mani Shankar Aiyar

A Lokniti-CSDS poll survey published in The Hindu (May 5) contains the astonishing

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 23, 2021

India should reassess dependency on Quad, says Mani Shankar Aiyar

While Indian and Chinese army commanders circle around each other, like Sumo

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 09, 2021

Panchayats in tribal areas can help solve Maoist problem: Mani Shankar Aiyar

The ambushing and killing of 22 members of the Central Reserve Police Force’s CoBRA

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 25, 2021

Modi-Shah duo is stoking fire in Mizoram, says Mani Shankar Aiyar

Having singed their fingers with the National Register of Citizens and the

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 11, 2021

Mani Shankar Aiyar: Sasikala will make an announcement after May 2

When V.K. Sasikala was released from jail in Bengaluru, she feistily decided to

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 28, 2021

Put out the petrol fire

In May 2004, to my astonishment, I was asked to take over the petroleum portfolio.

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 14, 2021

Andolanjeevis uphold people’s rights

That famous phrase-maker, the prime minister of India, has done it again. He coined

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 28, 2021

Trapped in their own trap

With state assembly elections looming on the horizon in Assam, the Assam National

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 14, 2021

Presidential largesse

Splashed across our media are photographs and videos of President Ram Nath Kovind

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 31, 2021

The confederal Congress

The following are extracts from an interview given by the Congress president after

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 17, 2021

Not personal vendetta, Guha?

For a historian of some repute, Ramachandra Guha abandons academic restraint for

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 03, 2021

Will Rajini make a difference?

One has heard of adolescents plucking the petals of a daisy muttering, “she/he loves

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 20, 2020

The Owaisi syndrome

Was India divided in 1947 or twenty years earlier? Back in 1927, the Congress

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 06, 2020
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