All stories by RAMESH MENON
Can Gehlot Make It Two In A Row?Rediff.com22 Nov 2023
The fact that Gehlot has stayed relevant these five years with his populist schemes is one reason why he may beat incumbency in a state that votes for change every election, observes Ramesh Menon.
Will Renaming India Change Our Lives?Rediff.com26 Oct 2023
Debates on changing the name of India to Bharat continue to spark a crisis of identity without answering moot questions that stare us in the face. Ramesh Menon asks a few of those questions that do not have easy answers.
Modiji, Is India Ready For UCC?Rediff.com9 Oct 2023
Introducing UCC is a challenging task for any government. The complexities are real and difficult to negotiate as it deals with sensitive religious and cultural sentiments. How can it strike an easy balance between individual rights and community interests?, asks Ramesh Menon.
Governor-CM Rifts: Democracy At RiskRediff.com6 Jul 2023
Governors must be impartial, fair, and above narrow politics to uphold the values and spirit of the Constitution. But in a rapidly changing political culture where the unstated rule is to crush the Opposition, such values have no meaning. At stake are Constitutional values, federalism and governance, asserts Ramesh Menon.
Congress Challenge: Keep Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar HappyRediff.com18 May 2023
There are lessons for the Congress to learn from the Karnataka elections of how burying the hatchet among top leaders and not washing dirty linen in public can help, says Ramesh Menon.
'Yogi baba won't allow criminals to survive'Rediff.com30 Apr 2023
The murder of Atiq and his brother and the police encounter with his son have raised many questions about the propriety of how crime is tackled by the Yogi government. But Yogi knows he has the support of the people who are fed up with crime holding the state to ransom for decades, asserts Ramesh Menon.
Can Modi Swing It For BJP In Karnataka?Rediff.com14 Apr 2023
The BJP leadership knows it can't boast of governance in the state as the Bommai government has little to show. So, the game plan is to project Modi, who will reiterate how important it is for a state to have the same party ruling in power at the Centre, observes Ramesh Menon.
How Will Modi Shape The G20 Opportunity?Rediff.com2 Mar 2023
Will G20 showcase an India that is inclusive, culturally rich, diverse and tolerant, asks Ramesh Menon.
Is Tourism Destroying Goa?Rediff.com24 Feb 2023
Poor governance and mediocre short-sighted politics are destroying the paradise that Goa was as its environment, water table, culture and way of life is drastically threatened by tourism and migration, points out Ramesh Menon.
A Budget With An Eye On ElectionsRediff.com10 Feb 2023
Nirmala Sitharaman's messaging was clear when she presented a well-balanced Budget with an eye on state elections in nine states followed by a general election next year, observes Ramesh Menon.
Kejriwal Is Eyeing 2027 Gujarat PollRediff.com8 Dec 2022
That AAP managed a sizeable vote share in Gujarat is creditable. The BJP can no longer ignore AAP's growing presence in its strongest bastion, explains Ramesh Menon, long-time observer of Gujarat politics.
Will Gujarat Be A Cake Walk For BJP?Rediff.com4 Nov 2022
The BJP is not taking the AAP challenge lightly. Amit Shah has cautioned party insiders to ensure that AAP does not cross a vote share of 24%. He has always seen AAP as a much more significant challenge than the Congress, observes Ramesh Menon, author, Modi Demystified: The Making Of A Prime Minister.
Freebies: Nothing Called A Free LunchRediff.com28 Oct 2022
To help the country emerge as a true welfare State, political parties must put the country's interests first before strategising to win elections and short-term goals, argues Ramesh Menon.
Digital Detox To Avoid Health ProblemsRediff.com1 Oct 2022
Start your digital detox today before irreversible damage to health and mental complications stalk your life, advises Ramesh Menon.
Why Modi Won't Do Away With Sedition LawRediff.com23 Sep 2022
In the last ten years, 96 per cent of the sedition cases against 405 individuals pertained to making critical remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, points out Ramesh Menon, author, Modi Demystified: The Making Of A Prime Minister.
Do Sonia, Rahul Know What They Are Doing?Rediff.com14 Jul 2022
Mother and son refuse to go away despite indications blowing in the wind that their leadership is ringing the death knell of the party, observes Ramesh Menon.
India Is Paying The Price For Politics Of HateRediff.com6 Jun 2022
If you love India, you cannot weaponise religion to stay in power, asserts Ramesh Menon, author, Modi Demystified: The Making Of A Prime Minister.
Modiji, A Sure Shot Way To Win 2024Rediff.com12 May 2022
Ramesh Menon, the veteran journalist suggests Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi what he should do if he wants to win 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Has Online Education CHANGED Your Kids?Rediff.com18 Apr 2022
An astrologer told Ramesh Menon that he was increasingly having worried parents asking him about the future of their children who were showing serious behavioural changes like lack of tolerance towards others, shunning social interaction, and even violent behaviour. They were worried because they had never ever seen such traits in their children before the pandemic.
Will AAP Forge A New Political Culture In India?Rediff.com29 Mar 2022
AAP will have to learn to be patient as such electoral changes do not happen in a hurry, asserts Ramesh Menon.