HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Rajdeep Sardesai

If Kejriwal fails to deliver he may end up victim of his own success

Corruption was the defining agenda of the 1989 polls and VP Singh rode the wave. A year later, the same middle class, attacked his decision to implement the Mandal commission report on OBC reservations, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

There’s reason for cheer: 2014 may be better than 2013

The year 2013 – which we thought would go down as annus horribilis – hasn’t been so bad after all. And the good news is that 2014 maybe even better, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Six degrees of separation: why it's tough for Rahul to learn from AAP

Unlike Aam Admi Party's Arvind Kejriwal, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi can afford to take the long view of politics because he has a legacy to cocoon him from reverses. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Kejriwal and Modi - bringing politics back to the common man

Though they are as similar as chalk and cheese, but both Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi have tried to create the basis for a new form of 'us' versus 'them' anti-establishment politics. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Banning of opinion polls is not a way forward

The culture of seeking a ban on opinion polls is a reflection of a belief that this is the best way to control information flow. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Confront these painful truths about communalism

It is much easier to engage in a zero-sum high decibel game of 1984 versus 2002 than rehabilitating victims of mass violence. Rajdeep Sardesai writes.

Something’s got to give

For those who had been affected by Partition, the love-hate relationship with the ‘other side’ was connected with their collective memories of childhood. Rajdeep Sardesai elaborates.

Drowning things out

Rather than confront a difficult situation, the elite and middle class of Mumbai have chosen the soft option: living in a bubble, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Still on a tinderbox

While the scope and sophistication of terror organisations have increased in the last 16 years, the response of the state and law enforcement machinery hasn’t matched the new realities, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

A star is born

KCR may have used a Gandhian tool to push the Centre on Telangana but he is just an ambitious politician who is looking to revive his career, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

Bihar chief minister proves the state has the potential to grow

The editorial The rear is in gear now (Our Take, January 5) clearly shows that Bihar’s exceptional growth is
the result of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s efforts.

Actions tweet louder

Social networking might be integral to brand-building. But Shashi Tharoor, the minister, will be evaluated on
how much he works for his people, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.

War on news

Amitabh Bachchan lashes out against the paid-news-syndrome.

The government must take higher education more seriously

The editorial First do the homework (Our Take, January 20), rightly observed that the government’s move to withdraw deemed university status of several institutes that had been granted that status earlier will only lead to chaos and confusion among affected students.

I know how media works and functions: Big B

Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a media baron in forthcoming film Rann, says he was among the pioneers of satellite television in the West long before it came to India and has a fair idea how a channel runs. The actor criticises the paid news syndrome...
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