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Sujata Anandan
Sujata Anandan
  • I wonder if the Sena and the AIMIM know that Bal Thackeray was the first person ever in India to lose his voting rights and that to contest elections for hate speeches he had made during a 1987 byelection to Vile Parle.
  • Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut
    Apr 14, 2015 21:33 IST

    Shiv Sena and AIMIM need some gentle reminding

    I wonder if the Sena and the AIMIM know that Bal Thackeray was the first person ever in India to lose his voting rights and that to contest elections for hate speeches he had made during a 1987 byelection to Vile Parle.

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi
    Apr 08, 2015 17:13 IST

    The changing colours of Pawar

    I do not know whether to admire Sharad Pawar or pity the ageing warlord. The NCP is in danger of disintegrating and yet he continues to change colours faster than a chameleon in search of relevance even though he is being rendered into a cipher.

  • Narayan Rane
    Mar 31, 2015 21:23 IST

    Maharashtra by-polls: It’s David against the Goliaths

    Jagtap says he is ready for the battle — he is contesting the by-election as an independent from Bandra East to the Maharashtra assembly and says the constituency faces grave problems needing a selfless band of people to salvage it.

  • Ujjawal Nikam
    Mar 25, 2015 15:39 IST

    Nikam's cooked up Kasab 'biryani' remark: All for two minutes of fame

    I wonder why the public prosecutor (PP) in the case, Ujjwal Nikam, had to attempt to influence the minds of the judge and the public with a cooked up statement that Kasab had asked for mutton biryani in jail.

  • Modi in RS
    Mar 17, 2015 22:04 IST

    Living in unreal times

    I have had the feeling that I am living in unreal times for the past few months. For all that Narendra Modi was seen as a strongman who would be able to uphold the rule of law in the country, I am afraid the country is fast moving towards becoming a Hindu Pakistan.

  • Vinod Mehta
    Mar 10, 2015 22:41 IST

    Vinod Mehta, a reporter’s editor

    Mehta may have known only how to be an editor but he was truly a reporter’s delight — and comfort. The world of journalism will be a lesser place without him, I am sure.

  • Beef burger
    Mar 03, 2015 20:29 IST

    The political economy of beef

    While the Maharashtra government now bans the slaughter of even bulls, though not buffaloes, I wonder how long the ban will remain in place.

  • 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.