Kartikeya Sharma

Kartikeya Sharma

Chief India Correspondent

Kartikeya Sharma is Political Editor at WION. When he is not working, you will find him travelling, reading or cooking.

Opinions/Stories

Political secularism is a farce, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Mainstream political parties have given up on constitutional nationalism. They are shying away from issues causing anxiety in the community.

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Journalism of righteousness

The practice of pushing the truth has been stretched to such an extent that it has become a self-serving exercise.

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A new star - Tejashwi Yadav

It is for the first time in so many years that Nitish Kumar -- as brand ambassador of clean politics in Bihar -- is on a weak wicket because of perceived inability to develop Bihar. Tejashwi also…

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Women and misogyny in Indian politics

Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamalnath’s use of the word 'item' is an example in case. He would not dare to use this word for women politicians who either hail from political families…

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Beheading in France and the rise of radical Islam in Europe

Are Islamic values incompatible with the ideals of the French revolution and ideas associated with it? Fundamentally, today’s Europe apart from many other differences does not entertain the idea…

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If media is the 4th pillar of democracy then it needs to behave as one

Absence of TRP can have a sobering effect. News can become less polarising and focus can go back to ground reportage

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Hathras is about crime against women. It is not a case of subversion

Today, Hathras is debating the incident from the perspective of caste relations. Political parties too have sensed an opportunity.

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No one demolished Babri Masjid

It is a fact that Ram Mandir will be built in accordance with the ruling by the Supreme Court. It is similarly a fact that the mosque was brought down.

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Hand that rocked the parliament: Voice vote destroyed the sanctity of farm bills

In past six years, no one has ever questioned the passage of bills by voice vote in the Lok Sabha because BJP has majority in the house. BJP does not enjoy majority in the Rajya Sabha. It was…

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Pranab Mukherjee: Rise of the political President

He may have been limited by his language and lack of mass appeal but Pranab Mukherjee adequately made it up by his intellect and knowledge.

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Congress to hold elections for the post of president: Ahmed Patel

“Anyone can fight elections and become the party president,” said Ahmed Patel.

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Revolt fails to take off in Congress against Gandhis; the gang of 23 snubbed in public

From real-time leaks of speeches and pictures, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) saw porousness of epic proportion.

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Congress leadership crisis: Split wide open

Gandhis feel that letter is a ruse for bargaining for positions within the party. 

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Ram temple: Constitutional nationalism has finally been displaced by cultural nationalism

The Ayodhya temple will be grand and may also become a tourist hub but the government must ensure that it remains a shrine of worship. 

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If Rajasthan falls, Congress brand as party of natural governance will receive final death blow

The inability of Congress to maintain governments or form governments in the states for various factors has eroded its natural brand value

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