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    Nilofar Suhrawardy

    Nilofar Suhrawardy is a Senior Journalist. She has come out with four books: Modi’s Victory, A Lesson for the Congress (2019), Arab Spring, Not Just a Mirage (2019), Image and Substance: Modi’s First Year in Office (2015) and Ayodhya Without Communal Stamp: In the Name of Indian Secularism (2006).

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  • India: Modi Faced with Covid-Dilemma! 0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy           29 July 2020 Democratically speaking and as per the Indian Constitution, each life matters in India too and not just for votes. COVID-phase has certainly placed communication strategies of key Indian leaders in a tight spot. Shrewd political strategies can work only to a limited extent when people

  • PM Modi’s Trump-Card Fails!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 27 February 2020 If Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed that United States’ President Donald Trump’s brief India-visit would play a great role in enhancing his political and diplomatic image, he has been proved wrong. Even before Mr Trump had left India, communal tension in select parts of capital city gained substantial

  • India: Delhi Polls:– Communal Card Defeated by Indian Secularism!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 11 February 2020 Notwithstanding all the hype raised and spread against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leader, particularly Arvind Kejriwal by saffron brigade, the party has swept the Delhi Assembly elections for the third time in a row. In the 70-member Delhi Assembly, AAP’s key rival, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has

  • India: Muslim Ladies Hit Headlines!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 14 January 2020 Muslim ladies who had not ever stepped out of their homes to participate in any demonstration are now in news all over the world. They have been protesting at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi now for over a month. Unfazed by biting cold and even showers, the women’s demonstration at

  • Litmus Test of Indian Secularism!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 5 January 2020 Tension grips the country at present. Yet, the nature of people’s protest carries a strong message. It is assertive of the basic Indian spirit still alive among the people. Indians cannot be blamed for this tension. It is the people who form the country, unite the nation and have

  • India: BJP Govt. Shocked by Secular Storm!1

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 21 December 2019 The present Indian government was probably not prepared for the storm that it is facing from citizens across the nation demanding withdrawal of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC). This is probably just a mild indicator of the democratic storm that can be raised by

  • Indian politics. Thackeray’s Smart Move: A Lesson for BJP?0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 27 November 2019 The political developments in Maharashtra have raised quite a few eye-brows. And why not? These mark beginning of a new political chapter here with quite a few interesting twists and turns. The most interesting is it being based on Shiv Sena (Sena) chief, Udhav Thackeray’s desire to be state

  • India: Ayodhya Issue – Social Verdict to be Watched for!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 8 November 2019 Notwithstanding speculations and apprehensions voiced about the possible tension that Supreme Court’s verdict on the controversial Ayodhya-issue lead to, certain things cannot be ignored. Prior to elaborating to further on this, it may be noted that Ayodhya-issue refers to a dispute over a religious site in Uttar Pradesh (UP),

  • Alarm Bells for BJP, A Wake-Up Call for Congress!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 30 October 2019 Paradoxically, despite having literally swept the 2019 parliamentary elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has failed to display a similar show in assembly elections held recently in states of Maharashtra and Haryana. BJP has failed to win the required number of seats to be able to form state governments in

  • Modi’s Game Plan:Cashing on Mahatma Gandhi & Sardar Patel’s Images?0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 26 September, 2019 The importance accorded by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to several values and symbols attached with life of Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Father of the Nation in India, cannot be de-linked from his communication strategy, politically as well as diplomatically. The irony of Mahatma Gandhi being linked strongly

  • India: Key Bills about Kashmir Passed Too Swiftly!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 8 August 2019 What has the present Indian government gained and is expected to achieve by the sudden speed with which it has taken a decision over a highly sensitive and also controversial issue, Kashmir? The fact that this decision, that of withdrawing the special status earlier accorded to Jammu & Kashmir

  • India: Triple Talaq Bill Targets Muslims!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 27 July 2019 Give a thought, if a husband is declared a criminal by his wife and sent to prison on account of his having tried divorcing her by pronouncing talaq thrice in one sitting, what would he do? Talaq means divorce. The much-debated about controversial Triple Talaq Bill lacks clarity on

  • Rahul’s “Resignation” Spells Another Triumph for BJP!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 23 June 2019 If Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi sticks to his decision of resigning as the party president, prospects of it spelling a better political future for either him or his party may be viewed as non-existent. His decision is likely to be most heartily welcomed by his party’s key rival party,

  • Modi Faces Dilemma, Politically & Diplomatically!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 8 June 2019 Paradoxically, despite Narendra Modi has returned to power with his party (Bharatiya Janata Party) having won a massive mandate, neither he nor his party have received positive coverage in international media. Instead, his victory has led to speculations about the dismal fate of Indian democracy and of course, secularism.


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