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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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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

Lost sheen of the IFS

On October 9, the Indian Foreign Service entered the 75th year of its existence. A

By Mani Shankar Aiyar October 25, 2020

Whither parliamentary democracy?

After 13 months of incarceration, Dr Farooq Abdullah, MP and several times chief

By Mani Shankar Aiyar October 11, 2020

Shooting from the lip

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (The Indian Express, September 10) has

By Mani Shankar Aiyar September 27, 2020

The Congress’s unique adhesive

I suspect that if someone were to take a poll of editors, TV anchors, columnists and

By Mani Shankar Aiyar September 13, 2020

Can violence be sacred, democratic?

Swapan Dasgupta’s claim in a newspaper column that the Ram Mandir “links antiquity

By Mani Shankar Aiyar August 30, 2020
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