- Jan 20, 2015 21:04 IST
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.
- Jan 14, 2015 15:44 IST
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.
- Jan 06, 2015 20:23 IST
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
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.
- Dec 26, 2014 20:31 IST
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.
- Dec 17, 2014 16:39 ISTAnandan on Wednesday
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.
- Dec 03, 2014 15:49 IST
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.
- Nov 25, 2014 20:39 IST
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.
- Nov 18, 2014 22:38 IST
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.
- Nov 11, 2014 20:33 IST
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.
- Nov 04, 2014 20:13 IST
Fadnavis will not have the luxury of blaming the compulsions of coalition politics: His government will have to perform or be compelled to bite the dust at the next elections, writes Sujata Anandan.
- Oct 30, 2014 11:33 IST
In 2004, when the Congress and the NCP returned to power in Maharashtra against all expectations, there was a bit of a drama over the selection of the chief minister.
- Oct 29, 2014 20:04 IST
Gadkari worked hard towards turning a Congress fortress in favour of a party that was never regarded as an option even in the headquarters of the RSS until the 2014 Lok Sabha elections whereas Fadnavis’ contribution to this electoral victory has been as negligible as Shinde’s was in 2004.
- Oct 22, 2014 09:23 IST
NCP's support to the BJP — even if the party eventually turns it down – is just a form of buying insurance against any future action the incoming government might want to take against the NCP members.
- Oct 09, 2014 18:52 IST
The Nationalist Congress Party chief knows that the party has little chance of doing well in the Maharashtra assembly polls without the Congress, writes Sujata Anandan.