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Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai


Rajdeep Sardesai is senior journalist, author and TV news presenter. His book 2014: The election that changed India is a national best seller that has been translated into half a dozen languages. He tweets as @sardesairajdeep

articles by Rajdeep Sardesai (335 results)
Jan 16, 2020 19:47
The state has been stifling dissent in campuses and appointing partisan VCs. JNU fits the pattern read more
Jan 02, 2020 20:36
Their voices reveal both the fragility of communal relations and trust deficit with the government read more
Dec 19, 2019 18:51
Assam and West Bengal have elections in April-May 2021. The fires in the rest of the country, in a sense, are only the fallout of a cynical political game that looks at Bengal 2021 as the next big battle to be won. Just as it was about winning an election... read more
Dec 08, 2019 17:32
The original coalition era politician, his capacity to cut through divides has sustained his power read more
Nov 21, 2019 19:50
Hindutva alone won’t win votes. To attract allies and floating voters, focus on fixing the economy read more
Nov 07, 2019 20:17
The BJP must now assess how far it can push on the basis of its hitherto unchallenged political supremacy read more
Oct 24, 2019 21:06
The party’s invincible march is paused. But the Opposition’s defeatist mindset helps the BJP read more
Oct 10, 2019 17:56
In a personality-driven election ecosystem, the BJP has successfully nurtured a viable regional face. Which is why despite no shortage of local issues from water scarcity to non- performing legislators, the BJP is in pole position to sweep the state.... read more
Sep 26, 2019 21:33
You may accuse the Abdullahs and Mufti of misgovernance. But can be they termed traitors? read more
Sep 12, 2019 19:04
A pushback is unlikely for now given the dominance of the BJP, but the Modi-Shah model will be tested read more
Aug 29, 2019 19:46
He could separate the political and personal, rise above narrow divides, and believed in consensus read more
Aug 15, 2019 21:00
Both decisions were marked by secrecy, institutional subversion, and hurt those meant to benefit from it read more
Aug 01, 2019 19:54
The government needs to come clean on the fiscal crisis, and get business back on track read more
Jul 18, 2019 21:15
Defecting MLAs or MPs should not be allowed to become ministers during their five-year term read more
Jul 04, 2019 19:47
In 2014, he could get away with placing disruptionist politics above rational economics. He can no longer do so read more