A cross-class coalition of rich and poor in Delhi opted for the jharoo
to sweep away apathy and cynicism and draw out the spirit of citizens' action. In the process, they have shown that clean urban politics is possible. Sagarika Ghose writes.
Politicians should realise that restrictions on the flow of information will only open the floodgates of underground speculation. Sagarika Ghose writes
The battle for freedom and progress needs to go beyond flinging underwear at maniacs, writes Sagarika Ghose.
Naveen Patnaik’s decision to dump the BJP shows that he has mastered the rules of the game, writes Sagarika Ghose.
The poll panel by trying to over-regulate has, unintentionally, boosted corruption. Sagarika Ghose elaborates.
One man is slated for a big victory this time. A Chief Minister who makes no flamboyant gestures but who has listened carefully to the quiet voice outside his chief ministerial window: give my children their self-respect, writes Sagarika Ghose.
Indeed just as the UPA has created a stunning new social charter for India, it now needs to create a democratic charter as well. This means reducing, not enhancing, the role of families, avoiding tokenism and encouraging merit at all levels of government, writes Sagarika Ghose.
A confrontation is brewing between those making personal sexual and moral choices and those upholding traditional values, writes Sagarika Ghose.
This Independence Day, let’s make pledges based on the most fundamental principle of our Constitution: the principle of equality. Sagarika Ghose examines...
Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal’s education reforms, particularly for schools, have electrified students, teachers and parents, writes Sagarika Ghose.
Till elitism plagues our democracy, ‘inclusive growth’ will remain an administrative formula that will breed newer extreme forms of discontent, writes Sagarika Ghose.
There is more than something rotten in the state of West Bengal. And Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is its leading Shakespearean tragic hero, writes Sagarika Ghose.
Politics in India is a prerogative of the rich and the blessed. If it weren’t for its plebeian leaders, democracy would have lost its voice long ago. Sagarika Ghose elaborates.
Indians in the United States are either imitations of white Americans or overly assertive about culture, writes Sagarika Ghose.
Indians are accused of being corrupt and dishonest. There is a solution to correct our global reputation. But is the PM willing to take the big risk? Sagarika Ghose asks.