Unassuming leaders are being preferred by voters to those with a high profile. Elections, too, are being seen less as theatre and more about trust. Sagarika Ghose
Parties across the political spectrum seem shackled to nostalgic images of India's past, unable to grasp and deal with the 21st century reality. Sagarika Ghose writes.
Denying bail to Kanimozhi and Co has more to do with a media-led war against the rich and the corrupt than a trial based on legal parameters, writes Sagarika Ghose
LK Advani’s yatra may have been inspired by Anna Hazare. But its final test will be at the hustings. Similarly, Team Anna should not shy away from joining politics. Sagarika Ghose writes.
An elitist UPA 2 is far removed from the struggles of the common man. It must speak the language of equality and give him due respect. Sagarika Ghose writes.
Rahul Gandhi wants to give the Congress a new look. But he must learn from his mother that the party works far better as a quasi-family than as a normal political entity, writes Sagarika Ghose.
With the diminishing dominance of the elite over the law, the time has come to believe in India instead of dismissing the system. Sagarika Ghose writes.
While forcing a debate on corruption and black money, Ramdev-style Hindu revolutions may end up devouring liberal values in favour of street justice. Sagarika Ghose writes.
No matter how seductive the party manifestos or backroom deals are, it is local personalities — not national faces — who win assembly elections, writes Sagarika Ghose.
Anna Hazare's movement is not against corruption but a kind of democracy that is a closed shop of tycoons and family scions, writes Sagarika Ghose.
The UPA’s leaders seem to prefer lofty, cold silences rather than a dialogue with the public. Are India’s citizens not worth talking to? Sagarika Ghose writes.
Ambition and conservatism feature high on the priority list of today's Indian youngster. An indication of the death of our liberal democracy? Sagarika Ghose writes.
The label 'anti-national' is stifling India's liberals. The danger they face may not be as grave as in Pakistan, but they certainly are on the backfoot. Sagarika Ghose writes.
Indians are unapologetic about creating wealth but not generous when it comes to sharing it. But, as Azim Premji has shown, the rich have a duty towards the poor. Sagarika Ghose writes.
India's cosmopolitanism is 1,000 years old. But today, we need a new Hindu-Muslim charter to help us cross the hurdles in our minds. Sagarika Ghose writes.