Aditi Phadnis's simple explainer to the Indus Water Treaty. IMAGE: The Indus river in Gilgit. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters What does the Indus Water Treaty involve? Signed in 1960 after 10 years of negotiation, the Indus Water Treaty has stood the test of political tensions better than everything else India and Pakistan have negotiated. Who is involved? As in all other matters in the subcontinent, this is a marriage involving three countries -- China, India and Pakistan. The Indus and the ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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Its internal dynamics, the ambition of its leaders and its factional politics will make it the most interesting party to watchBusiness Standard, 1 week ago
Siddaramaiah seems overwhelmed by problems coming at him from every direction, reports Aditi Phadnis. If it is happening, it is happening in Karnataka. Two sedition cases have been filed in Bengaluru in less than a month, which has to be a record. The most benign of all state capitals in India, filing cases against supposed anti-India traitors at the rate of one a fortnight? What is going on? The fact is authority is slipping from the hands of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Still trying to come ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago Aditi Phadnis: Karnataka slipping away from Congress Business Standard, 1 month ago
PM fighting his own party to retain hold over a state where BJP is sharing power for the first timeBusiness Standard, 2 months ago
Top Congress sources said they would not hold up the Bill, report Aditi Phadnis and Archis Mohan. The empowered committee of the finance ministers of states on Tuesday, July 26, reached an agreement that the revenue-neutral rate would not be specified in the Goods and Services Tax Constitution amendment Bill, raising hopes that it would be passed by the Rajya Sabha next week. Also, according to a source, once the Bill is passed, "there will be a significant reduction of taxes on the common man ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The party desperately needs another state where, unfettered by the Centre, it can fly its flag, says Aditi Phadnis. It was a blazing hot day in May. The Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party resolved to gherao the residence of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the issue of farmer suicides and an alleged Rs 12,000-crore wheat scam. As many as 50,000 AAP volunteers were to reach Badal’s residence in Chandigarh’s Sector 2 for a sit-in. Massive arrangements were ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Kopardi case grabbed headlines initially but the national media more or less forgot about it. Over time, it has become a defining political issue among Marathas in MaharashtraBusiness Standard, 3 weeks ago
Unless the Sarbananda Sonowal government in Assam makes a concerted effort to include Kokrajhar and nearby areas in the state's development plan, violence is unlikely to ceaseBusiness Standard, 1 month ago
The basic issues of integrity, legality and marketisation of state-developed science have been obfuscated by a squabbling between two sets of scientistsBusiness Standard, 2 months ago
In UP, Congress and SP would be frittering away their energies if they decide to fight each other. Together, they might just put up a good show. Will Amar Singh be the go-between?Business Standard, 2 months ago
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