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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

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.

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.

Readjust the focus

Instead of debating on who let Union Carbide boss Warren Anderson out, let’s ask the real question: why did it take 26 years for the State to wake up to the plight of Bhopal? Asks Rajdeep Sardesai.

Don’t blame Arjun Singh alone for the great Bhopal cover-up

Rajdeep Sardesai in Readjust the focus (Beyond The Byte, June 25) rightly blamed successive governments of Madhya Pradesh for not doing enough to ease the troubles of the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy.

An age of apathy

The recent Bharat bandh protesting the price rise lacked the involvement of the middle-class. Is it cynicism that keeps us away from politics? writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Here’s a thought: public welfare could mean more votes

This refers to Rajdeep Sardesai’s article An age of apathy (Beyond The Byte, July 7).

Delhi can, but won’t become a capital place to live in

Namita Bhandare’s views on the lack of basic requirement of life, like clean air, water, or security for women, in Delhi were impressive (Let’s get the basics right, Another Day, July 10).

Pillai remark was ill-timed, says Krishna

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday expressed his displeasure with Home Secretary G.K. Pillai for his comments just ahead of the Indo-Pak foreign ministers’ meet on July 15. Krishna said the timing was very unfortunate, directly blaming Pillai for spoiling the atmosphere of the talks. HT reports.

Rough and Reddy

The Bellary brothers first used money to subvert the system and then become a part of it. Their success is inspiring political entrepreneurs in other states to take the same route to power, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Aiyar's misplaced ire goes against national interest

With reference to the report Games supporters are evil, says Aiyar (July 28), the senior Congress leader's remarks are shocking.
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