Pallab Bhattacharya

Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

January 8, 2022
January 8, 2022

India’s polarised politics and media

On December 29, 2021, India’s Chief Justice NV Ramana sent out a message to the Indian media that could not have been timelier. In fact, it served as a wake-up call.

December 28, 2021
December 28, 2021

India’s Omicron challenge on multiple fronts

Since the first Omicron case of Covid-19 was detected in Karnataka on December 2, instances of the most rapidly mutating and contagious variant of the disease have been on the rise across India.

December 24, 2021
December 24, 2021

The political rumblings in India over 1971

As a teenage school student in 1971 living in Delhi, I had a limited idea about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021

India-Russia ties in a changing world

As Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up his six-hour visit to New Delhi on December 6, most commentaries on India-Russia relations invariably termed it as the continuation of decades of...

November 30, 2021
November 30, 2021

Looking beyond the security dialogue on Afghanistan

The first conference of top national security officials of eight Asian countries on crisis-hit Afghanistan, hosted by India on November 10, sent out an important message relating to the need for...

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.