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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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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

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
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