Cash for votes in Andhra Pradesh: Jagan’s shameless self-promotion
Jagan Mohan Reddy’s “innovations” are nothing but a ploy to buy votes, sacrificing long-term policy in favour of short-term interests.
Jagan Mohan Reddy: the Chief Minister facing criminal charges
In 2019, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy – the leader of the YSR Congress Party – was elected Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Chandrababu Naidu: AP’s political reformer and flawed visionary
One person has been particularly influential on the development of Andhra Pradesh over the last thirty years: Nara Chandrababu Naidu, sometimes known simply as CBN.
Hyderabad: the rise of a megacity
The core of every debate about Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is the city of Hyderabad.
Jai Andhra, Jai Telangana: why a shared language wasn’t enough to unite Andhra Pradesh
The Congress Party crushed the Jai Andhra and Jai Telangana separatist movements in 1973, but a lasting union was impossible.
Inception from a death: how Potti Sreeramulu’s sacrifice created Andhra Pradesh
When India became independent in 1947, the state of Andhra Pradesh did not exist.
Vizag Steel is the story of Andhra Pradesh
The history of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, or Vizag Steel, encapsulates the chaotic development of Andhra Pradesh.
State governors should be politically neutral. So why are they all BJP?
The role of the governor is to uphold the Constitution. Yet today they serve Modi, not democracy.
India needs fair elections and a strong defence of the democratic process. It needs another T.N. Seshan
Democracy is fragile, particularly in India.
Jagan turns on the media: attacks on journalists and intimidation of news channels
At times like this we need quality, unbiased reporting more than ever.
Where is justice for Varavara Rao?
The court has ordered imprisoned 81-year-old poet Varavara Rao to be moved to hospital. But this decision is too little, and far too late.
The dangers of extreme beliefs: how superstition corrupts spirituality
Blind faith mixed with extremism can lead to tragedy.