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Sujata Anandan
  • Just before the assembly polls, the BJP, targeting the Congress-NCP, came out with a classic line: Kuthe nevun thevla Maharashtra majha? Today, I wish to ask the same of the authorities, "What have you done to a liberal, progressive state like Maharashtra?"
  • Pansare
    Feb 24, 2015 19:48 IST

    Beware of the morning walk

    Just before the assembly polls, the BJP, targeting the Congress-NCP, came out with a classic line: Kuthe nevun thevla Maharashtra majha? Today, I wish to ask the same of the authorities, "What have you done to a liberal, progressive state like Maharashtra?"

  • Narendra Modi
    Feb 17, 2015 22:26 IST

    Will you be my Valentine?

    How long Modi-Pawar love affair lasts though is anybody’s guess. Modi is too much in love with himself to care about others for too long. And Pawar, best at running rings round others.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Feb 12, 2015 15:52 IST

    Good intention is not all: Politics of credit and debit

    I believe Fadnavis would have higher visibility and better returns if the CMO were to adopt 100 government and municipal schools and build girls’ toilets in each one of them, writes Sujata Anandan.

  • Ashok Chavan
    Feb 03, 2015 22:04 IST

    Ashok Chavan is the best bet for Congress in Maharashtra

    Clearly, under the circumstances, the Congress could do no better than Ashok Chavan — unless the party has a death wish and wishes to shoot itself in the foot again!

  • Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
    Jan 27, 2015 21:23 IST

    Not so Pawar-ful anymore

    Some years ago, when the war between the Pawars’ Sakal and the Jadhavs’ Pudhari was at its peak with the latter venturing out of its home base of Kolhapur and launching an edition in Pune, I was rather startled by the amount of dirt they were willing to fling at each other.

  • Sharad Pawar
    Jan 20, 2015 21:04 IST

    Sharad Pawar is on the prowl, Fadnavis should watch out

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis should watch out. NCP chief Sharad Pawar is on the prowl and his gloves are off. And Pawar is likely to hurt the BJP where it is most vulnerable — farmers’ issues, writes Sujata Anandan.

  • Raj Thackeray, file
    Jan 14, 2015 15:44 IST

    What goes around comes around

    What goes around comes around in full measure. Raj Thackeray’s party, MNS finally seems to be crumbling like a cookie at the slightest pressure.

  • Formula2
    Jan 06, 2015 20:23 IST

    Time we 'unbent' and 'uncrawled'

    When nurses at the hospital, where I seem to have put down roots, first found out that I was a journalist, they subjected me to a lot of innocent questioning.

  • Dec 31, 2014 10:36 IST

    Fadnavis gives off a sense of deja vu

    Watching Devendra Fadnavis reveal his vision for Maharashtra, I was charmed by the sincerity of Maharashtra’s young chief minister. But soon I had an overwhelming sense of déjà vu.

  • Devandra Fadnavis
    Dec 26, 2014 20:31 IST

    Shed tears for Maharashtra

    Lying in my hospital bed for the past two weeks, I have been brooding about the sorry state of leadership that my beloved and adopted state of Maharashtra has come to.

  • Mumbai police
    Dec 17, 2014 16:39 ISTAnandan on Wednesday

    Bombay police are inspiring confidence

    My column this week is an unusual one — I wish to salute Rakesh Maria and his exemplary force of police officers, both men and women. I salute the Bombay Police once again.

  • Indira Gandhi
    Dec 03, 2014 15:49 IST

    Narendra Modi is no Indira Gandhi

    Of late, a lot of comparisons are being made between Narendra Modi and Indira Gandhi. They are so similar (read dictatorial), both brook no interference and do not suffer fools gladly, we are told.

  • Murli Deora
    Nov 25, 2014 20:39 IST

    Murli Deora: This was a man

    Murli Deora was almost the first person I met in Bombay when I first arrived in this big bad metropolis from Nagpur — and, indeed, the first celebrity politician apart from those I already knew from my home town.

  • Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a party rally in Mumbai. (Agencies)
    Nov 18, 2014 22:38 IST

    Uddhav Thackeray is an emerging tiger

    Breaking the alliance with BJP may have unleashed the 'chhota tiger', as Uddhav is now being described by many of the Sena's supporters, writes Sujata Anandan.

  • Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a party rally in Mumbai. (Agencies)
    Nov 11, 2014 20:33 IST

    Don’t underestimate Uddhav Thackeray

    After nearly 30 years, the Shiv Sena and the Congress find themselves being forced into the unenviable position of becoming comrades-in-arms once again. However, while the Congress continues to be in the stupor induced upon it ever since its Lok Sabha debacle, I believe Uddhav has the measure of the game and has, so far, played his cards well.