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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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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

Kashmir’s Arvind Kejriwal

Sogam is an obscure village in the remote Lolab Valley of Kupwara district in north

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 23, 2019

Cohesion is key

The question that increasingly concerns the ever-widening circle of voters who

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 09, 2019

The roads not taken

I was an undergraduate at Cambridge when Charles de Gaulle of France avenged himself

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 26, 2019

When Trump takes it out on Modi

Donald Trump has revealed that he does not know the difference between a library and

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 12, 2019

Late wisdom, lame claim

I am amazed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gall. At an event in Mumbai on

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 29, 2018

Eight seats for BJP in UP

The outcome of the current round of state assembly elections clearly points to the

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 15, 2018

Governing principles

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik is no stranger to defection. Over the

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 01, 2018

Goring vs Schacht, desi version

The current stand-off between the Reserve Bank of India and the Narendra Modi

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 17, 2018

Ignorant at the helm

In the notorious TV interview I gave on January 17, 2014, in consequence of which I

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 10, 2018

Calm amidst chaos

As I drove to Poonch from Jammu, I was met with a fusillade from Salil Raina, a

By Mani Shankar Aiyar October 28, 2018

All for Modi’s fantasies

As the curtains get drawn to mark the end of the current dispensation, Prime

By Mani Shankar Aiyar October 14, 2018

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
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