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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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No tears for turncoats

Kripashankar Singh and Urmila Matondkar have left the Congress. Big deal! The dogs

By Mani Shankar Aiyar September 21, 2019

Well done, Kannan

Dear Kannan Gopinathan,We have not met but I hope to rectify that shortly. Welcome

By Mani Shankar Aiyar September 07, 2019

Miss you, Rajiv

Had he been with us, Rajiv Gandhi would have turned 75 on August 20. We were at

By Mani Shankar Aiyar August 24, 2019

No Kashmir without Kashmiris

The worst has happened. Jammu and Kashmir as a historical entity and a composite

By Mani Shankar Aiyar August 10, 2019

A curate’s egg

The verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav

By Mani Shankar Aiyar July 27, 2019

Congress after the Gandhis

There are no longer any ifs or buts. Rahul Gandhi has, beyond a shadow of doubt,

By Mani Shankar Aiyar July 13, 2019

'Hong Kong, J&K similar; there are lessons to learn'

Although time and distance, history and geography would appear to separate Hong Kong

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 29, 2019

'Hindi imperialism' will endanger national unity

With a single half sentence in paragraph 4.5.9 of the K. Kasturirangan committee’s

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 15, 2019

Arithmetic vs chemistry

All day through the day of the election results we sickeningly heard television

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 01, 2019

Merchant of lies on his way out

Narendra Modi has complained about being compared to Hitler. He is right. That is

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 18, 2019

India-Iran oil trade: Why let America bully us?

Why is the prime minister—yes, indeed, he of the 56 inch chest and the “surgical

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 04, 2019

Is Imran Khan's preference for Modi a clever manoeuvre?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has bowled a googly to mark the opening of the

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 20, 2019

Harmonising fiscal federalism need of the hour

I was at the launch of Y.V. Reddy and G.R. Reddy’s Indian Fiscal Federalism,

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 06, 2019

The tribal challenge in Indian elections

Tribals constitute only eight per cent or so of the Indian population, but their

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 23, 2019

All wars are miscalculated

If Balakot marked a new “red line” in India’s readiness to use the Air Force for

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 09, 2019
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