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Kanishka Singh is a Senior Sub-Editor and writes opinions and analyses for indianexpress.com. He writes mainly on politics, national security and diplomatic affairs.
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Is Mulayam Singh Yadav ready to return to state politics?
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The former UP chief minister is currently a Lok Sabha member. With his party practically out of his control and age not on his side, Mulayam’s national ambition appears realistically at an end. But Mulayam doesn’t look set to hang up his boots just yet.

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress but seeks to avoid being branded turncoat
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Sidhu will be the star campaigner for the party in the elections and he would want all associations to his previous party to die out from the public conscience.

Advani yearns for Sindh but it is too late to redraw border lines
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Lal Krishna Advani seems to be one of those people who enjoyed the best of both countries in undivided India but lost a beloved part to another country. However, it would seem that resenting now will not help and it is too late to redraw maps anymore.

Will Navjot Singh Sidhu prove to be the trump card for Congress in Punjab polls?
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Due to his celebrity image, Sidhu enjoys significant popularity among voters in the state. Also, the party Congress will seek to consolidate the anti-Akali Sikh vote as Akalis suffer massive anti-incumbency.

Doormat taken off but other Indian flag merchandise still on sale at Amazon
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

After the warning, Amazon did take off the doormat from its catalogue, albeit without serving an apology.

Sushma Swaraj well within her right to attack Amazon on national flag issue
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashing out against Amazon for selling Indian national flag-emblazoned doormats on its Canada website has triggered extreme reactions on social media.

Why Kejriwal can’t afford to leave Delhi for Punjab
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Kejriwal’s credibility as a leader strongly depends on his commitment to the citizens of Delhi. No matter how beneficial Kejriwal may prove to be in Punjab elections for AAP, it would be self-destructing to lose Delhi’s faith for Punjab.

Rahul Gandhi’s demonetisation sarcasm strikes a chord at Congress meet
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took an aggressive avatar against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Congress party’s national convention held in Delhi on Wednesday. His speech was laced with humour and sarcasm as he took on the government over demonetisation.

SC ban on use of religion in polls tough to implement thanks to motormouths like Sakshi Maharaj
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Uttar Pradesh politics is heavily beset with religion and caste. And Sakshi Maharaj’s remarks in this election season are not completely out of place. Whether it is the BJP or the BSP, SP, Congress, or AIMIM, religion and caste issues have been used in elections by every party.

Congress release Punjab manifesto, eyes water to sail through poll
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

“Punjab Da Paani, Punjab Vaaste (Punjab’s water is for its people only)” is the call given out by Congress to woo voters of the great agrarian state that thrives on agriculture supported by the five rivers that flow through it.

OCI and PIO cards: All you need to know
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

PIO card (Person of Indian Origin) card and OCI cards (Overseas Citizen of India) give different benefits.

At Pravasi Diwas, PM Modi seeks to deepen engagement with NRIs
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

PM Modi highlighted the massive contributions of the diaspora community to India and its economy.