HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

Rajdeep Sardesai

Kalam, Ratan Tata India's most trusted, Mayawati least

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam and industrialist Ratan Tata top the list of 100 most trusted Indians while artist MF Husain is at 91 and Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati is at the very bottom, according to a survey by the Reader's Digest.

Is the magic back?

The Hockey World Cup rekindles a faded passion. If the thrill lasts beyond a few nights, India’s lost sport could rise again, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Running out of steam

The credibility crisis confronting the Yadavs may well rub off on their determined effort to become symbols of opposition to women’s reservation, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

News channels end boycott following pact with IPL

News broadcasters on Friday ended their boycott of the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after an agreement with the cash-rich Indian league authorities.

Face the nation

In particular, the stereotyping of the media as being anti-Mayawati or anti-Modi has been used as a successful propaganda weapon by its proponents to push the media on the defensive, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Govt sets up 147-member NIC, to be headed by PM

The government on Monday reconstituted the 147-member National Integration Council (NIC) to be headed by the prime minister.

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.
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