Some years ago, when I was a beat reporter assigned to the saffron parties in Maharashtra, I remember, one committed ideologue sought me out to leak some information that was part of the ‘inside’ deliberations of the BJP.
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.
As a cub reporter in the 1980s, I woke up to the uplifting sounds of temple bells somewhere in the jungles of Adilabad one morning. Sujata Anandan writes.
Pawar is making sure the old wounds are reopened and Modi does not get a foot in the door of the second largest state in India in terms of seats in Lok Sabha.
The Shiv Sena is being very bold and courageous in admitting that there are really no differences between the Congress and the BJP in terms of ideology.
A friend of mine who had to recently visit Mantralaya on business has not been able to stop grumbling. Sujata Anandan writes.
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.
By promoting a patriarchal mindset women are doing a disservice to their cause.
So Maharasahtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar makes a crass comment about farmers suffering drought (“Should I pee into the dams?” he asks) and then he goes on a day-long fast to do `penance' for that crudity and insensitivity.
Ajit Pawar isn't the first politician to make a crass comment on farmers' plight.
Agirculture Minister Sharad Pawar's credibility has never been at such a low ebb as now.
Will the word 'politician' ever become synonymous with 'gentleman' in India? Sujata Anandan asks in her weekly column.
This Sunday morning I was pleasantly surprised to hear Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar finally say what I have been saying for months: the Bihar model of development is far better than the one espoused by Narendra Modi in Gujarat. Sujata Anandan writes.
Years ago, as Sharad Pawar refused to name a political heir, one worthy aspirant told me: “I don’t care who it is, so long as we know, well, who it is. Sujata Anandan reports.
There were too many voices against the Gujarat Chief Minister during the state election for them not to count for something.