He is former Opinion Editor of The Pioneer, Senior Political Commentator and Public Affairs Analyst.

Contributions 
Understanding MSP’s Role in Boosting Agriculture Earlier this month, the Union Government made an important intervention to ease agrarian distress across the country. The Cabinet announced an increase in the minimum support prices (MSP) for 14 crops ahead of the Kharif season, which works out to a ...

India’s Looming Drinking Water Crisis NITI Aayog has warned of a crisis that must make policymakers and the rest of us act now, and not later, because later could be too late. The danger the panel has spoken of has not been considered important enough for prime time television debates an...

Why Economic Survey of India 2018 is Path-breaking The Economic Survey of India (ESI) has a short shelf-life in the public narrative, because it gets overshadowed by the Union Budget that is presented soon after. But ESI 2018 will have a greater longevity because of its two ground breaking chapters. ...

नीतियाँ और नज़रिया 24 नवम्बर 2017 को सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने यह मत दिया कि जनहित याचिकाओं की प्रणाली पर पुनर्विचार किया ज...

Book Reviews 
Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition through Material Memory, Aanchal Malhotra, Harper Collins Publishers, India, Pages 400, Price Rs 799/-. It was Elie Wiesel who had said, “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilisation, no society, no future.” The Holocaust survivor would know, as would those in India and Pakistan who went through the trauma of ...

Half Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao Transformed India; Vinay Sitapati; Penguin Viking Books When Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao became the country’s Prime Minister, he came with few expectations. His track record as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (then undivided) and many years later as Union Cabinet Minister was mediocre. The party ...

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