Pallab Bhattacharya

Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

November 24, 2021
November 24, 2021

No country for reforms?

It is not very often that one sees the prime minister of a country publicly tendering an apology for a job they failed to push through.

November 21, 2021
November 21, 2021

Repeal of India’s farm laws a political decision

Electoral politics in a democracy like India is all about taking the right decision at the right time and popular perception.

November 15, 2021
November 15, 2021

A billion Covid-19 jabs and India’s hope and caution

In October, India reached the important milestone of administering one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses, accomplished in 278 days since the inoculation drive was launched on January 16 this year.

November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

Can Modi’s India keep its promise of net zero emissions?

That Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a penchant for springing off surprise when it comes to India’s engagement with the world has once again been proven at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference...

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

Can the regional be the national in Indian politics?

As India inches towards fresh general elections in 2024, there is a wind of change in the political landscape.

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

Pandora Papers take the lid off India’s superrich

Satyajit Ray’s 1976 film “Jana Aranya” is as much a socio-political commentary as it is about the dark underbelly of India’s business world.

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Congress Party lurching from crisis to crisis

Factional feud and mutual recrimination among leaders in public, either at state or national level, are nothing new to India’s main opposition party—Congress Party.

September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021

Whither opposition unity in India?

About a fortnight ago, when senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid asserted that his party was still in the “best position” to clinch 120-130 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections in 2024, and...

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

A by-poll like no other

Discretion is the better part of valour, but not quite when it comes to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Can the UN play a central role in reshaping Afghanistan’s future?

As the world debates on the ways to deal with the serious challenges faced on multiple fronts after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, one issue that has received much less attention than the...