HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Sujata Anandan

Hitting where it hurts most

One could not agree with Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar more when he reminds Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan that he owes his high office to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Shiv Sena, Ramdas Athawale are spent forces in today's date

Ramdas Athawale had been a firebrand, rabble-rousing leader of his times but by then his influence among the Dalits was waning.

Thackeray was indeed a sarsenapati

Now Thackeray’s heirs, who have so far failed to raise a memorial for their Sarsenapati, have named a trauma care hospital as ‘Hindu Hriday Samrat’ Balasaheb Thackeray Hospital.

The old order changeth

I do not think Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi is right in saying that Bal Thackeray would have shaken up and brought down the Maharashtra government over a memorial for his father writes Sujata Anandan.

Cricket is a power game for Maharashtra politicians

It's not just about money. Numerous cricket clubs across Bombay have a large number of aspiring youth with impressionable minds.

The unmasking of Narendra Modi

The Gujarat CM as prime minister seems a less welcome proposition to even Gujaratis unlike what we have been led to believe and LK Advani, however, late seems to have recognised this.

It's too soon to write him off

BS Yeddyurappa can do to the BJP in Karnataka precisely what Sharad Pawar has done to the Congress: play not just kingmaker but also a spoiler.

Bangles no bar

By promoting a patriarchal mindset women are doing a disservice to their cause.

It's déjà vu all over again

Ajit Pawar isn't the first politician to make a crass comment on farmers' plight.

A victim of perception

Agirculture Minister Sharad Pawar's credibility has never been at such a low ebb as now.

Decency is at a discount

Will the word 'politician' ever become synonymous with 'gentleman' in India? Sujata Anandan asks in her weekly column.

It's not rosy for Modi

There were too many voices against the Gujarat Chief Minister during the state election for them not to count for something.

PM's not the target

As chief minister of Maharashtra, Sushilkumar Shinde, now the Union home minister, had once tied up the saffron parties in knots. Sujata Anandan writes.

Why Raj Thackeray gets away with his politics of hate

The Shiv Sena, as is well known, is a creation of the Congress – Bal Thackeray could never have come as far as he has if in the initial years of his career he had not received active encouragement and funding from Congress stalwarts in Maharashtra who had a vested interest in boosting his pro-Marathi and anti-Communist agenda. Sujata Anandan writes.

For a few votes more

The official website of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena says Raj Thackeray’s grandfather, Prabodhankar, was born at Panvel in Raigad district. That’s as close to Bombay as it gets. But that is also as close to a lie as can be told.
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