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Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
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)
Jun 20, 2019 19:41
The checks and balances of democracy are under strain. Where will the challenge to any overreach come from? read more
Jun 06, 2019 20:18
The Congress has been in a state of decline for two decades and it’s now time to reinvent itself read more
May 24, 2019 21:08
In terms of marketing, and as an indefatigable campaigner, PM Modi is in a league of his own read more
May 10, 2019 07:29
A presidential-style politics has been deliberately and artfully imposed on a 543-member Lok Sabha to the point where all other concerns and traditional caste and community alignments are sought to be subsumed under the constant refrain of “muscular... read more
Apr 11, 2019 20:39
Yes and No. The chemistry remains with Brand Modi, and only a genuinely united opposition can reclaim the arithmetic advantage read more
Mar 28, 2019 20:14
In a democracy, such a campaign can put off the voter who instinctively dislikes excessive hubris read more
Feb 28, 2019 19:54
In the real world, long-term strategic goals must not be confused with temporary election advantage: news channels can look for Television Rating Points, a responsible government can’t take a “war for votes” more cavalier approach to national securi... read more
Feb 15, 2019 07:27
While it may appeal to those who fear the rise of Modi as supreme leader as evidence of creeping authoritarianism, the truth is that the man from Vadnagar remains the BJP’s biggest asset. read more
Feb 01, 2019 07:27
The 2019 election maybe fought across 543 seats, but it is the 80 seats of Uttar Pradesh that hold the key to unlocking the door to power in Delhi. This is because UP is the only state where the BJP appears set to lose big time. read more
Jan 18, 2019 07:47
BSP chief Mayawati’s life offers a compelling narrative of a battle against caste, gender and income discrimination to conquer India’s most populous and complex state. read more
Jan 04, 2019 07:43
There are a fascinating range of possibilities that lie ahead of us before the 2019 polls. read more
Dec 21, 2018 07:36
Those who insisted that the Modi-Shah combine was unbeatable have been silenced to an extent. There are five reasons why the Bharatiya Janata Party should worry. read more
Dec 06, 2018 17:22
The recent assembly elections offer the Congress its best, and last chance, to build some momentum heading into the 2019 elections. If the Congress is unable to win atleast two major states, it stares at the real prospect of being a totally deflated... read more
Nov 22, 2018 19:33
This isn’t a ‘normal’ BJP versus Congress battle in a traditional bipolar state. But the question is, ‘will MP 2018 then be a repeat of Gujarat 2017?’ read more
Oct 26, 2018 16:32
Its centralising tendencies might have worked in a small state but now finds itself under strain when sought to be replicated at the Centre where the diverse nature of work and sheer scale of the government machine militates against any obsessively ‘controlling’... read more