My articles in FirstPost


23 Jan, 2019: Priyanka Gandhi joins active politics: Congress has thrown its hat in UP, made contest tougher for SP-BSP and BJP


FirstPost ,Aug 06, 2018: Congress strategy of cementing state-level alliances could dent Rahul Gandhi’s chances of becoming prime minister

May 17, 2018: Karnataka Election Results: Numbers prove BJP won the Muslim and SC/ST vote, Lingayat move backfired on Congress

Mar 30, 2018: Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: CFore survey raises more questions than answers; road ahead could be difficult for Siddaramaiah

Mar 29, 2018: Third Front talks are fine, but it’s Congress which must beat BJP in its den to oust Narendra Modi in 2019

Mar 28, 2018: Karnataka poll dates announced by EC: Answer to who will win state Assembly polls may lie in its electoral history

Mar 26, 2018: Rahul Gandhi and Congress apart, triple anti-incumbency looms as major threat to Narendra Modi’s return in 2019

Mar 23, 2018: Delhi HC ruling on disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs makes Arvind Kejriwal a ‘martyr’, boosts party’s prospects

Feb 5, 2018: Modi-Shah prep for pre-election show in Karnataka; Siddaramaiah adopts BJP tact, proves tough nut to crack

Jan 25, 2018: Jay Panda’s suspension gives a fillip to BJP; however significant challenges remain in its Odisha Mission 120

Jan 19, 2018: AAP may remain in power despite MLAs’ disqualification; office of profit case will make voters rally behind Arvind Kejriwal

May 31, 2017: Babri Masjid row and fates of 3 BJP leaders: After sidelining Advani, Narendra Modi’s politics is bad news for Uma Bharti

May 26, 2017Maharashtra civic polls results in 2017: BJP, Congress has a lot to cheer about while regional parties lose dominance

May 20, 2017I-T raids will not deter Lalu Yadav: RJD chief has bounced back from worse crises in past

May 17, 2017: West Bengal civic poll results: TMC’s win establishes how non-Hindi speaking states remain to challenge for BJP

May 16, 2017: Nitish Kumar has no prime ministerial ambition: A clever lie to misguide BJP; signals Congress to initiate talks

May 14, 2017Mayawati tapes leaked by Naseemuddin Siddiqui brings back focus on the murky world of political funding

May 12, 2017: Presidential Election 2017: UP, Uttarakhand wins give NDA an edge as Opposition camp unify to take on BJP’s might

May 10, 2017EVM hacking: Is Narendra Modi govt’s delay on funding for VVPAT the root cause of all speculations?

May 09 2017:  Fodder scam or not, leaders like Lalu Prasad Yadav will continue to thrive: Corruption isn’t a big issue for Indians

May 08 2017AAP in crisis: Arvind Kejriwal’s party’s meteoric rise and how things went so terribly wrong

May 08 2017Why the new banking ordinance may not be able to solve the NPA rot

May 07 2017Kapil Mishra alleges Arvind Kejriwal took Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain: Can AAP survive another crisis?

May 07 2017AAP thrives on the politics of confrontation; BJP’s witch hunt is only going to help Arvind Kejriwal

May 06 2017Shivpal Yadav starts Samajwadi storm again: How SP is struggling to counter BJP juggernaut

May 03 2017Kumar Vishwas decides to stay with AAP: Here’s why Arvind Kejriwal was quick to address his concerns

May 02 2017Presidential Election 2017: Pranab Mukherjee retires in July, this is how India elects its president

Apr 28, 2017MCD Election 2017: Don’t write AAP’s obituary until the 2020 Assembly polls

Apr 28, 2017Lessons from MCD Election 2017: Congress’ only hope in Delhi is an alliance with AAP

Apr 26, 2017MCD Elections 2017 Results: Massive victory highlights BJP’s new strategy to tackle anti-incumbency

Apr 26, 2017MCD Election 2017 Results: Big win for BJP proves party is reaching stature enjoyed by Congress in the 1950s

Apr 26, 2017MCD Election 2017: Irrespective of results, introspection is need of the hour for AAP

Apr 26, 2017MCD Election 2017: Exit polls portend bad omen for AAP; is the aam aadmi dream dead?

Apr 26, 2017: MCD Election 2017: Big day for AAP, BJP, and Congress; polls will have national ramifications

Apr 26, 2017MCD Election 2017: Complex interplay of caste and class will determine the winner

Apr 23, 2017Why a Bihar-like grand alliance to counter BJP in Uttar Pradesh is doomed to fail?

Apr 21, 2017MCD Election 2017: AAP has lost ground since 2015, but BJP’s weak local leadership may hurt party

Apr 17, 20172019 Lok Sabha election: BJP’s strategy must focus on retaining states, expanding base

Apr 13, 2017By-election results in 2017: From Congress’ solid show to AAP’s route, here are five key themes from by polls

Apr 06 2017MCD Election 2017: Congress’ over-reliance on failings of BJP instead of forcing change will prove costly

Apr 04 2017MCD Election 2017: Ten reasons why Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party might pull off a win

Mar 14, 2017: UP Election Results 2017: Akhilesh Yadav, and not Mayawati, is the biggest loser

Mar 11, 2017: UP Election Results 2017: Improvement on BSP’s social engineering model takes BJP to dizzy heights

Mar 10, 2017Exit polls 2017: Why solid data collection rather than methodology is key for higher accuracy

Jan 18, 2017: Elections 2017 will be tests for BJP’s ‘top down’ campaign strategy, Modi’s strength