Krishna Prasad

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The speech Modi should have given

The speech Modi should have given

Rediff.com6 days ago

'The coronavirus has provided each one of us a chance to press the 'reset' button. I take this National Medical Emergency to announce a process of national healing.' 'As of midnight tonight, my government will drop all talk of NRC and NPR, and my Muslim brethren should sleep peacefully that this is as much their country as mine.'

What kind of nation interrogates children for sedition?

What kind of nation interrogates children for sedition?

Rediff.com7 Feb 2020

'Teaching lessons is the objective behind every school.' 'For the moment, a state seems intent to teach a lesson -- that students of Classes 4, 5 and 6 can wage war against the mighty Indian nation,' says Krishna Prasad.

The Reluctant Sentimentalist

The Reluctant Sentimentalist

Rediff.com18 Jul 2019

'Deep down, it betrays a transactional view of politics. That, to get, the voter must give,' argues Krishna Prasad.

8 reasons why Indian cricket looks like Indian politics

8 reasons why Indian cricket looks like Indian politics

Rediff.com11 Jul 2019

Indeed, if you look at this hypothesis with sufficiently jaundiced eyes, you will find plenty in common in the way 'Team India' conducts its affairs and the way 'Team Modi' does, argues Krishna Prasad.

Where did Karnataka's 'value-based' politics vanish?

Where did Karnataka's 'value-based' politics vanish?

Rediff.com10 Jul 2019

'Somewhere in the midst of the three milestones of 1881, 1984 and 1999 are the clues that provide the answer to the troubling corrosion of Karnataka politics: The disappearance of values, the criminalisation of politics, and the complete collapse of ideology,' says Krishna Prasad, former editor-in-chief, Outlook.

Who did you vote for? Why?

Who did you vote for? Why?

Rediff.com20 May 2019

In the crazily complex cauldron that is India, where caste, community, class and cash are just the primary ingredients, no one has yet come up with a fool-proof method to ascertain how voters make up their minds, on which button to press, in the privacy of their 'confessional' booths, notes Krishna Prasad.

23 things Raj Thackeray says about Modi

23 things Raj Thackeray says about Modi

Rediff.com10 May 2019

How has Raj Thackeray, who is as much a businessman as politician, been able to pull it off, when most Opposition politicians live in fear of IT and ED and CBI, asks Krishna Prasad after attending a Raj rally in Nashik.

Lok Sabha needs this Sansad Ratna

Lok Sabha needs this Sansad Ratna

Rediff.com23 Apr 2019

Will voters in Ernakulam take to the Communist MP who asked 447 more questions and took part in 162 more debates than your average MP? Will Arun Jaitley's wish come true? Krishna Prasad, the renowned journalist and Outlook magazine's former editor-in-chief, reports from Kochi.