If politics were to mirror celluloid, then clearly our netas seem out of step. With young politicians remaining prisoners of their lineage, it is not surprising that we have one of the oldest Cabinets in the world. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Digvijaya Singh is to UPA 2 what the Left was to UPA 1. With his USP as a 'secular fundamentalist', there's much method to his madness, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
The top powerful three in UPA 2 seldom engage with the media. It is hardly surprising then that others like Hazare and Ramdev are harnessing this to their advantage, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
Who will be the Opposition candidate for prime ministership in 2014? And who says it will have to be someone from the BJP? Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Fifty years after they were formed, Maharashtra and Gujarat are facing different problems. To overcome these present hurdles, they must learn from their pasts. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the country’s new Pied Piper, the folk hero whose meteoric rise is the classic new India story. From his hairstyle to his helicopter shot, Dhoni’s every single move is followed by millions. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
He may have aged gracefully, but you can still see the fire that fed the world’s most dangerous batsman ever, Vivian Richards. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
The DMK may be in trouble now but come the assembly polls, it can reap the benefits of good governance — and determine the future of the UPA, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
LK Advani’s ‘sorry’ marks a healthy departure from conventional Indian politics. Let this be the starting point for amity to replace inter-party acrimony. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Twenty-eight years after its World Cup triumph, India's cricket team, much like the country, is more aggressive and confident of taking on the best. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Five news stories on the eve of the 62nd Republic Day celebrations mirrored the myriad challenges that the country faces today. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
There is no room for partisanship of any kind in the war against terror. The challenge is to rise above religious prejudices and revisit our pre-conceived notion of just who is a terrorist. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Following the publication of the Radia tapes, the public seems to have lost confidence in the media. Restoring the trust deficit should become our resolution for the New Year. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
The Indian citizenry won’t accept fine words against corruption anymore. The government must amend the Prevention of Corruption Act to ensure the speedy trial of corrupt public servants, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
Notwithstanding the Radia tapes, the Indian media’s relentless campaigns against the corrupt show that it is going through a process of self-renewal to recapture its lost soul and credibility. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.