Rupee Travails

The Indian rupee is under tremendous pressure in the recent past.  A host of global and domestic factors are contributing to this fall in the value of rupee as compared to the US dollar. 

04 Jul 2018, 03:07 AM IST
Resignation Politics
27 Jun 2018, 03:06 AM IST
Fraudulent Idea
20 Jun 2018, 02:49 AM IST

Locating in National Context

While launching a fierce attack on the BJP-led central government, Chandrababu Naidu at the recently concluded Mahanadu pitched for a key role for TDP in the national politics post
06 Jun 2018, 03:56 AM IST

Opposition unites, BJP jittery

As the nation approaches 2019, political parties hostile to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are gearing up to realise their objective of a Narendra Modi-mukt Bharat. The oath-taki
30 May 2018, 03:35 AM IST


The Karnataka election has resulted in a hung Assembly.  The BJP has emerged as the single largest party winning 104 seats but falling short of a majority. The Congress was defeat
23 May 2018, 02:54 AM IST

Modi vs Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah issues a legal notice of defamation to Prime Minister. This is perhaps the first time in India that a defamation notice is issued to the Prime Minister. This notice is
09 May 2018, 02:55 AM IST


As the jubilant leaders of ruling TRS assemble for their mega meet in Hyderabad, an aura of invincibility is built around the party supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
02 May 2018, 03:37 AM IST

The untold story

Amidst talk of high growth and investment in the State of Telangana, there are significant development fault lines that need urgent public policy attention. Such untold story of de
25 Apr 2018, 02:54 AM IST

Act, not fast, Mr Modi!

Narendra Modi-led BJP's nationwide fast to protest against the washout of Parliament session. The BJP had earlier announced that the National Democratic Alliance MPs would forego s
18 Apr 2018, 04:01 AM IST

For an inclusive Telangana

The formation of the separate State of Telangana represents an aspiration for a decentralised model of development, innovative public policies to improve the standards of living, k
11 Apr 2018, 02:02 AM IST

Impeachment, My Lord!

The impeachment motion moved by opposition parties is an inevitable attempt to resolve the serious issues raised by four senior most judges. The Constitution allows for such a parl
04 Apr 2018, 04:52 AM IST

Whither fighting BJP in its idiom

Mamata Banerjee's new-found interest in Rama Navami celebrations, and Congress president's unending visits to temples indicate opposition’s desperation to take on Narendra Modi i
28 Mar 2018, 04:18 AM IST

Hindutva vs Not Hinduism

As the BJP uses aggressive Hindu nationalism to wrest power from Congress in crucial South Indian state of Karnataka, the Siddaramaiah government in a bid to respond to the saffron
21 Mar 2018, 04:59 AM IST

Right to die with dignity

Legalising euthanasia can have disastrous consequences in India’s corrupt medical and legal system and especially at a time when human relations are increasingly monetised and cr
14 Mar 2018, 03:57 AM IST


BJP's latest foray into North East means a serious challenge to the Congress that has been a dominant political force in this region. But, more than the electoral success of BJP, t
07 Mar 2018, 03:43 AM IST

Politics around no-confidence

The politics of Andhra Pradesh are revolving around the no-confidence motion. Both the ruling and the opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh are competing to capitalise on the public
28 Feb 2018, 03:05 AM IST

Why AP simmers?

Andhra Pradesh feels that is has been let down. Neither the provisions of State Reorganisation Act nor the promises made therein and thereafter have been fully implemented, leaving
21 Feb 2018, 04:47 AM IST

Just hype, no allocations

Allocations not truly reflecting the claims characterise the Budget estimates for the financial year 2018-19. Thus, the budget estimates devoid of fiscal allocations will only  en
14 Feb 2018, 05:01 AM IST

Political Troglodytes

As the beleaguered state of Andhra Pradesh soaks in disgruntlement and disenchantment over the manner in which the Government of India has let it down, the political players are di
07 Feb 2018, 04:00 AM IST

Tonsuring depositors

The controversial Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance bill (FRDI) is likely to come up in this budget session. The FRDI bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in August last. The
31 Jan 2018, 02:55 AM IST

Misplaced euphoria

The post liberalisation politics have a tendency to respond to economic trends more decisively than ever before. The economic gloom especially the unprecedented rural distress duri
17 Jan 2018, 03:48 AM IST

BJP’s piggyback politics in South

The remarkable alacrity with which the BJP tried to co-opt the filmy political star Rajinikanth reveals the saffron brigade's desperation to penetrate South Indian politics. Fired
03 Jan 2018, 02:05 AM IST

Let Rajini learn from NTR

NTR at once plunged into politics, but, why are Rajini, Kamal, Pawan so indecisive? NT Rama Rao was never indecisive. He had at once plunged into politics to create
27 Dec 2017, 05:55 AM IST

Justice for tribes among tribes

Even as Telangana and Andhra Pradesh still fail to resolve the question of categorisation of Scheduled Castes, the new conflict arose as Adivasis feel that the reservations and oth
20 Dec 2017, 03:29 AM IST

Three Pointers

Pawan Kalyan has sent three precise political pointers through his recent visit to Andhra Pradesh and the comments made therein. Firstly, he revealed that the BJP chief Amit Shah i
13 Dec 2017, 03:31 AM IST

Kapu quota justiciability

Reservations for any community cannot be accorded at the sweet will of any particular government. Nor can it be done due to political pressure by any politically organised communit
06 Dec 2017, 02:51 AM IST


The uncertainty is finally over. Metro rail services have arrived in Hyderabad. Metro train services can avoid unwanted congestion on roads as it is a mass transport system that ha
29 Nov 2017, 02:01 AM IST

Congress postscript to Revanth

The Congress seems to be writing the postscript on the Revanth Reddy episode. While resigning from TDP, Revanth announced that he was submitting his resignation for the State Assem
22 Nov 2017, 03:33 AM IST

Governance capsizes

Assembly mourns the loss of life in the boat tragedy. The government declares ex-gratia to the families who lost their loved ones. A two-member committee comprising an IAS and an
15 Nov 2017, 02:13 AM IST

TDP caught in a bind

The party that has lost a lot due to bifurcation of state is certainly the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The party launched by matinee idol NT Rama Rao, who blazed a trail in championi
11 Oct 2017, 01:57 AM IST

Telugus’ love for gold

The Indian economy is characterised by the dominant presence of domestic savings and domestic investment besides domestic consumption. These unique characteristics helped India to
04 Oct 2017, 01:46 AM IST

In defence of myself

Last week, in these columns, I expressed my opinion on Prof Ilaiah's book that infuriated Vysyas. The article titled, Missing the Woods for the Trees, has, to the best of my abilit
27 Sep 2017, 01:00 AM IST

Missing the woods for the trees

Prof Kancha Ilaiah's booklet on Vysyas has sparked off a controversy across the two Telugu states. The forces of right reaction that Ilaiah wants to resist seem to be capitalising
20 Sep 2017, 02:04 AM IST

Characterising September 17

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has found in the run-up to the low-key September 17 celebrations a golden chance to corner the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government. The Stat
13 Sep 2017, 02:33 AM IST

No to Telugu states amiss

Notwithstanding the loud talk of performance criteria considered for cabinet reshuffle, the fact remains that, in Parliamentary democracy, ministry formation is certainly a politic
06 Sep 2017, 02:47 AM IST

Interpreting Nandyal verdict

The results of Nandyal bypoll triggered a fresh round of political rhetoric between the ruling Telugu Desam and the opposition YSR Congress. Quite characteristic of himself, the op
30 Aug 2017, 01:24 AM IST

Language in game of thrones

The Nandyal bypoll saw a verbal warfare with both sides indulging in unsparing attack on each other. Such a belligerent polemics are not uncommon, especially when the contest is na
23 Aug 2017, 01:14 AM IST

Political maths in throes of change

All it takes for politicians of every hue in Andhra Pradesh to get into gull electoral mode is just one by-election. That is the conclusion that can be surmised if one goes by the
16 Aug 2017, 02:21 AM IST