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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Rajdeep Sardesai

Let’s play it straight

The IPL has successfully merged cricket with the demands of the public and the market. Now it must observe due diligence before its too late, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

'Tharoor wins first set in IPL match'

Tharoor’s sophistication  and clarity were quite a contrast to Modi’s inarticulate responses when he (Modi) was buttonholed by reporters, writes Poonam Saxena.

Vox Pop

The present IPL controversy shows that some Indian politicians are always at the forefront of unlawful activities that involve huge sums of money.

No evidence of sweat equity so far: Khurshid

The government said only four of the 10 IPL teams, including Chennai and Bangalore, have given details of equity holdings and it had not found any evidence of sweat equity allotted by them.

Looks are deceptive

The UPA has the numbers in the Lok Sabha. But there’s a growing sense of unease among its allies. This could prove to be its Achilles heel, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

No closed-door policy

If Indian politics wants to attract fresh talent, then it has to make space for lateral entrants like Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

The Centre’s silence over the telecom scam doesn’t ring true

Rajeev Chandrasekhar in A false ring to it (May 18) rightly exposes the nexus among successive telecom ministers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and bureaucrats, who are siphoning off taxpayers' money under the guise of providing world-class facilities to consumers.

Just when we thought the UPA was down...

In the high pressure, all-action world of 24-hour TV news, the anchors often lack the time to pull back and reflect. But if they did, I have no doubt that they would come to the same conclusion that I reached last week after appearing on a CNN-IBN discussion on the results of an opinion poll that HT and the channel had jointly commissioned, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Manmohanji, sir...

From tackling price rise to curbing corruption, the list of ‘unfinished tasks’ is quite long for the prime minister to retire anytime soon, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Manmohanji, sir...

From tackling price rise to curbing corruption, the list of ‘unfinished tasks’ is quite long for the prime minister to retire anytime soon, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

A caste-based census will divide society

With reference to the report Avoid caste in census, says Minister Maken (May 28), the Minister of State for Home Affairs must be congratulated for his ‘open letter’ to young MPs urging them to oppose the inclusion of caste in census.

It should be fun and Games now without the Queen

The Queen of England’s refusal to attend the 2010 Commonwealth Games’ inauguration ceremony should be good news for the authorities for two reasons (God save the prez, The Pundit, June 1).

Asha tai becomes Twitter savvy

It’s not just the current generation that’s been bitten by the Twitter bug. Within a day of joining the micro-blogging website, Asha Bhosle has already tweeted 62 times.

Want to be a video journalist?

Never-ending travel, covert shoots for breaking stories and features on the big guns keep a video journalist always on the move. Vimal Chander Joshi tells you more.

From the sidelines

The World Cup’s here again. But India’s participation in international football remains a distant dream. Blame it on the lack of democratisation of the sport. Rajdeep Sardesai elaborates.
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