Ranjit Bhushan
New Delhi
My Stories
India’s Weinstein effect

For those looking for the Harvey Weinstein effect in India, have been surprised, even though they shouldn’t be.

Fifth Columnist: NGO blues

The civil society constitutes a motley assemblage: voluntary activists, PIL lawyers, media persons, general do-gooders, public spirited fellows and lately, a sprinkling of celebrities who have jump

Fifth Columnist: Battle of ideas

Whatever the interpretation offered by eminence grise in this country, and of which there are many, the Constitution of India is clear on one aspect: each institution in the country must be allowed

Fifth Columnist: Pride & Prejudice

In India’s federal structure, a politician derives his essential power base from his or her state before he or she aspires for a pan-India status.

Fifth Columnist: Leftist dilemmas

Historically, relations between the Congress party and the Communist parties in India can be described as polemical.

Fifth Columnist: Strangulating Soccer

A few years ago, the then Portuguese ambassador to India, in a rare fit of undiplomatic candour, wondered aloud at a gathering at the India International Centre why a country of 1.2 billion was una

Fifth Columnist: Candid admissions

Suddenly, there is a change of priorities in Pakistan. Or is the shift tactical?

Fifth Columnist: Lucknow tales

There are many ways to propaganda, but none more ingenious than that devised in where else, but Uttar Pradesh.

Fifth Columnist: Economics as politics

Does economics dictate politics?

Fifth Columnist: Family Imperatives

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi made a very pertinent point this week in his lecture at the University of Berkley in the USA, when he talked about the spread of dynasties across India’s politi