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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.


Tamil Nadu will face 2019 Lok Sabha elections without icons for the first time in 50 years

For the first time in over half a century, Tamil Nadu is readying itself for an

By Mani Shankar Aiyar September 30, 2018

Explosive article

I was in Kashmir and Ladakh last week. The whole state is simmering; not just the

By Mani Shankar Aiyar September 16, 2018

The man whose feet I touched

When the newly formed Janata Party government announced in March 1977 that their

By Mani Shankar Aiyar September 02, 2018

No land’s men

BJP president Amit Shah, is, of course, Honourable with a big ‘H’ on the floor of

By Mani Shankar Aiyar August 19, 2018

Rahul’s hug, Modi’s smirk

Can one teach a tiger to strip its stripes or a leopard to wipe out its spots? Can

By Mani Shankar Aiyar August 05, 2018

The threat and the fret

By the time this is published, the crisis over the 200 villagers being held hostage

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 24, 2015

Uncooperative federalism

Ever since the 2014 election campaign, Narendra Modi has been hammering away at

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 29, 2015

Bake in nuclear India

Will someone teach Modi the difference between M and B? For, his “breakthrough

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 08, 2015

Acts of conversion

Is there a right to convert? Can it be banned? The short answer is that there is no

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 04, 2015

An open letter to Barack Obama

Dear President Obama, Might I add my small voice to millions of other Indians in

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 01, 2015

Modi Shining mockery

We are informed that the Modi government is preparing a campaign to spend hundreds

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 26, 2015

Undoing Planning

In all the brouhaha over winding up the Planning Commission, the key unanswered

By Mani Shankar Aiyar September 07, 2014

Brothers in disguise

Cyrus Broacha of CNN/IBN’s The Week That Wasn't appears to be the only one to have

By Mani Shankar Aiyar October 05, 2014

The black red herring

There is a delightful short story by Jeffrey Archer, Clean Sweep Ignatius, which

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 16, 2014

Night of the long tridents

This sms is doing the rounds: “The Congress brought Modi to power. It is the BJP

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 02, 2014
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