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Rajdeep Sardesai
Rajdeep Sardesai
  • The success of a Kejriwal or a Bedi will offer hope to the many skilled professionals who might want to take the plunge into formal politics but are wary of being eased out by an unethical, non-meritocratic old order.
  • Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi
    Jan 22, 2015 23:08 IST

    Kejriwal vs Bedi: fascinating window in Indian politics

    The success of a Kejriwal or a Bedi will offer hope to the many skilled professionals who might want to take the plunge into formal politics but are wary of being eased out by an unethical, non-meritocratic old order.

  • MS Dhoni
    Jan 09, 2015 23:44 IST

    Fire in the belly: Both Dhoni and Modi are real gamechangers

    Both Modi and Dhoni would probably be seen as the ultimate icons of the neo-middle class. The problem at times is that this class isn’t concerned about the means but only focuses on the end result, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • Modi
    Dec 25, 2014 22:23 IST

    Good Governance Day sends wrong message on Xmas

    The decision by the Narendra Modi government to declare Christmas as ‘Good Governance Day’ troubles me: It is a completely unnecessary attempt to confuse the spirit of a festive occasion with political symbolism, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • A whole new meaning to a BJP visionary
    Dec 11, 2014 21:08 IST

    Space for change in Kashmir, but BJP may miss the chance

    The rest of India can be won by the promise of good governance; Kashmir needs genuine ‘insaniyat’. Empathy must go beyond symbolic gestures, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan
    Nov 27, 2014 22:15 ISTBeyond the bite

    Game is to hide: Srinivasan symbolic of deeper rot

    Is ‘conflict of interest’ really a concept that is taken seriously enough, or is BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan simply symbolic of a deeper malaise in public life? Asks Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • Narendra Modi HTS
    Nov 14, 2014 22:50 ISTBeyond the bite

    Identity is not always destiny

    It is possible to express a measure of caste pride in harmless ways without expecting it to reap dividends in today’s meritocratic world. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Oct 30, 2014 22:56 IST

    Rahul Gandhi has to lead his troops

    The Congress has not reckoned with the kind of politician Narendra Modi is and it seems to be nursing the illusion that power is cyclical and eventually the wheel of political fortune will turn in its favour, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • Narendra Modi
    Oct 16, 2014 23:41 ISTBeyond the bite

    Assembly elections verdict is out: it's Narendra Modi vs the rest

    Only a united opposition and a credible local leadership have any chance of stopping the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah juggernaut, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • If we can reach Mars, we can clean India: PM Modi
    Oct 02, 2014 22:23 IST

    To move forward, Modi needs entire team's support

    The PM has done a splendid job of selling the India story. To take things forward, he will need the support of his ministers, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • BJP chief Amit Shah
    Sep 21, 2014 22:49 ISTBeyond the bite

    BJP at the crossroads: What the party can learn from bypolls results

    Amit Shah must decide which direction he wishes to take the party: Abandon coalition politics or pursue inclusive politics that looks beyond Hindutva. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

  • Imran Khan
    Sep 04, 2014 22:43 ISTBeyond the Bite

    Conundrum of modern political life: A leader's two sides

    Politicians are notoriously schizophrenic: I have met any number of netas who can be wonderfully warm and polite when they are off camera but turn into rabble-rousing public figures once the camera is switched on, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • Narendra Modi
    Aug 21, 2014 22:15 ISTbeyond the bite

    Modi's fine words must be followed by firm action

    Politics too, is experiencing a similar compression in time. So, Narendra Modi’s first 100 days are already being seen as a verdict on his government. A 100 days is just over 14 weeks, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • Uddhav Thackeray
    Aug 07, 2014 21:50 ISTBeyond the bite

    It’s time for Shiv Sena to grow up

    Shiv Sena needs to spend less time courting controversies and start behaving like a mature political organisation committed to governance. It needs to shed the baggage of the past that is littered with politics of hate, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

  • Sheila Dikshit
    Jun 26, 2014 21:00 ISTbeyond the bite

    Ruling the roost in Raj Bhavan: do we really need governors?

    If the removal of a governor should not be arbitrary, then neither should the appointment. And the fact is, over the last four decades, stretching back to the 1970s, that is precisely what has happened.

  • People walk by a mural
    Jun 13, 2014 00:19 ISTBeyond the bite

    India high on interest, low on facilities as Fifa World Cup kicks off

    Fans in Kolkata will cheer for Brazil; Mumbai pubs will have screenings; and Goa and Kerala will revolve around a ball. We will celebrate the spirit of the beautiful game even as the national team won’t be playing it yet again. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.