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Shikha Mukerjee

Shikha Mukerjee | Insurrection in America: How tail wagged the dog!

Over 150 years ago, the House of Representatives had voted 133 times to elect Nathaniel Banks as Speaker in 1856.

12 Jan 2023 12:02 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | How the three-shell trick works in India’s politics

Every politician knows, some far better than others, how to hide the dirty pea under a shell and confuse the voter about where it went

03 Jan 2023 12:00 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | After Gujarat, can BJP beat law of diminishing returns?

In Gujarat and in Himachal Pradesh, Mr Modi made no bones about how the voters should weigh their choices

13 Dec 2022 12:00 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | After Bharat Jodo, time for ‘Vote Jodo’ by Opp.

It is the responsibility of the Congress to make sure that the yatra is not a politically futile effort

17 Nov 2022 12:05 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Morbi shows anatomy of political immunity

The Gujarat election in December 2022 will be a test of Mr Modi’s winnability rather than that of the chief minister

05 Nov 2022 12:00 AM


Shikha Mukerjee | Cong’s Kharge era: Can he & Gandhis make it work?

Among the immediate and urgent challenges facing the Congress and its new non-Gandhi president are the Assembly elections in Gujarat and HP

22 Oct 2022 12:00 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | ‘Our time will come…’ But Cong doesn’t know when!

The leaders are so wrapped up in themselves that they are disdainful of reality

30 Sep 2022 12:00 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Nitish’s Bihar ‘coup’ to set off tremors across India

Nitish Kumar is the last of the politically active and physically robust survivors of the Mandal versus Kamandal war of the 1990s

12 Aug 2022 12:15 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Parl as a battleground: Does disruption help govt or Opp?

The disruption provoked by the ruling side is identical to the art of the double con games and heists made popular on Netflix

31 Jul 2022 11:36 PM

Shikha Mukerjee | Modi holds the middle as BJP moves further Right

The inclusivity and development mantra invoked by Mr Modi was clearly aimed at appeasing the apprehensive among the voters

06 Jul 2022 11:33 PM


Shikha Mukerjee | To save Congress, its state units could take own path

The idea of the Congress does not come in one shape or size; Sonia Gandhi and her court are but one of the entities within the Congress

01 Jun 2022 12:29 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Rahul’s role as Congress’ heir not at all apparent

It was obvious long before and reconfirmed after political strategist Prashant Kishor’s firm but polite refusal of party’s membership offer

19 May 2022 12:12 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Congress looks paralysed for keeps; PK a PR stunt

The Congress’ failure is its permanent leadership crisis

28 Apr 2022 12:37 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | CPM has sunk into a hole: Where’ll it go from here?

Re-elected for the third term as party general secretary, Sitaram Yechury is tasked to deliver a miracle

14 Apr 2022 12:24 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Mamata’s damage control bid to revalidate mandate

Regaining control in a ramshackle organisation, where discipline is low and control is loose and sporadic, is definitely a challenge

31 Mar 2022 12:53 AM


Shikha Mukerjee | Either the Congress will survive, or the Gandhis

The existence of the Congress is at stake: the party with the same name as the one that belongs to the nation

23 Mar 2022 12:25 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | New dynamic as politics in India reshapes itself

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has won, while the Congress has become a virtual presence, as has the BSP

12 Mar 2022 2:00 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | India’s women must move on from hijabs, kitchens…

Women’s participation as workers has declined, though more girls complete school education and enter colleges and professional programmes

08 Mar 2022 3:59 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | An election without a wave: Canny voters & canny netas

It is noticeable that Mr Modi’s UP campaign has been low key till now

17 Feb 2022 6:48 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | What’s suspicious about overseas contributions?

For the MHA to tersely state that these institutions have been denied permission because of 'violations' is not sufficient

07 Jan 2022 1:30 AM