Development alone can’t bridge the gap between a Gujarat that’s aspirational and the one that’s alienated. The state also needs the human touch for reconciliation. Rajdeep Sardesai
For years, everyone has been asking Priyanka Gandhi about her political plans. Why can't we accept that she may not want to be a 24x7 politician? Rajdeep Sardesai
The Rushdie drama is reminiscent of the dangerous politics of the 1980s. But we won't see similar violence today, as an aspirational India has got its priorities right. Rajdeep Sardesai
Caste and community loyalties might determine the outcome of the UP assembly polls. But corruption and criminality are also becoming major issues now, Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Anna Hazare's messianic stature owes less to media hype and more to muddled government responses and the public's sense of disaffection with corruption. Rajdeep Sardesai
A state once caricatured as a happy-go-lucky land of fish, feni and football is now seen as home to drug, land and mining mafias. Rajdeep Sardesai
In allowing its members to choose rhetoric over reason in opposing FDI in retail, Parliament has failed to get its legislative act together. Rajdeep Sardesai
This year, Rahul Dravid has proved once again that true class doesn't need a megaphone for self-promotion. It needs a sincere commitment to one's profession, writes Rajdeep Sardesai
The Formula 1 event was a good example of a private-public venture. But when will we see such enthusiastic partnerships in building hospitals in UP?, writes Rajdeep Sardesai
A Mayawati statue next to that of BR Ambedkar may seem jarring today. But the Dalit Prerna Sthal may well one day become a place of inspiration for Dalits. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Pranab Mukherjee never gets his due from the Congress because others have to be kept at bay. This is a poor reflection on the state of the Congress leadership. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
A style icon in a pre-television era, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi gave Indian cricket its ‘star’ value, promoting new talent in a nation shaking off its colonial baggage. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Anna Hazare and Irom Sharmila are both fighting against graft. Yet the media hardly covers the latter. If Hazare visits Manipur, journalists will be forced to take notice. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
It's true that India is beset with many problems. But there are many positives too. How about celebrating them this I-Day? Rajdeep Sardesai
When a minister should resign depends on public perception rather than on legal niceties these days. The trend may be dangerous but can also be used to ensure more accountability, Rajdeep Sardesai writes.