Corruption was the defining agenda of the 1989 polls and VP Singh rode the wave. A year later, the same middle class, attacked his decision to implement the Mandal commission report on OBC reservations, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
The year 2013 – which we thought would go down as annus horribilis – hasn’t been so bad after all. And the good news is that 2014 maybe even better, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
Unlike Aam Admi Party's Arvind Kejriwal, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi can afford to take the long view of politics because he has a legacy to cocoon him from reverses. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
Though they are as similar as chalk and cheese, but both Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi have tried to create the basis for a new form of 'us' versus 'them' anti-establishment politics. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
The culture of seeking a ban on opinion polls is a reflection of a belief that this is the best way to control information flow. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
It is much easier to engage in a zero-sum high decibel game of 1984 versus 2002 than rehabilitating victims of mass violence. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.
For those who had been affected by Partition, the love-hate relationship with the ‘other side’ was connected with their collective memories of childhood. Rajdeep Sardesai elaborates.
Rather than confront a difficult situation, the elite and middle class of Mumbai have chosen the soft option: living in a bubble, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
While the scope and sophistication of terror organisations have increased in the last 16 years, the response of the state and law enforcement machinery hasn’t matched the new realities, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
KCR may have used a Gandhian tool to push the Centre on Telangana but he is just an ambitious politician who is looking to revive his career, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
The editorial The rear is in gear now (Our Take, January 5) clearly shows that Bihar’s exceptional growth is
the result of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s efforts.
Social networking might be integral to brand-building. But Shashi Tharoor, the minister, will be evaluated on
how much he works for his people, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
Amitabh Bachchan lashes out against the paid-news-syndrome.
The editorial First do the homework (Our Take, January 20), rightly observed that the government’s move to withdraw deemed university status of several institutes that had been granted that status earlier will only lead to chaos and confusion among affected students.
Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a media baron in forthcoming film Rann
, says he was among the pioneers of satellite television in the West long before it came to India and has a fair idea how a channel runs. The actor criticises the paid news syndrome...