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Monday, Jul 22, 2019
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 (322 results)
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
Oct 11, 2018 19:26
The Congress needs to erase the perception of being a party in terminal decline in the next two months to offer a realistic nationwide challenge to the Modi-led BJP in 2019 read more
Sep 27, 2018 19:30
It is almost as if the BJP feels compelled to engage in the Rafale dogfight rather than focus on the core challenge of daily governance, especially on the economic front. read more
Sep 14, 2018 12:01
A falling rupee and rising petrol prices have led to a spate of WhatsApp jokes, many of them directed at the ruling party which when in Opposition had sung an entirely different tune. read more
Aug 30, 2018 19:27
That question lies at the core of Rahul Gandhi’s 2019 challenge read more
Aug 17, 2018 08:37
Atal Bihari Vajpayee recognised that governing India meant moving away from all extremities. read more
Aug 03, 2018 12:48
In his turbulent journey towards this ‘naya’ Pakistan, he has made troubling compromises but never quite lost his combative spirit. read more
Jul 19, 2018 19:06
To fight an election through WhatsApp forwards or Facebook likes or Twitter trends is to manufacture a digital reality that can be both toxic and intoxicating read more
Jul 05, 2018 18:22
This strategy of short-term strategic alliances is so very different to the original goal which Rahul Gandhi had set for the Congress’s resurgence just a few years ago read more
Jun 21, 2018 16:42
Neither the Valley-based PDP nor the Jammu-based BJP could offer a solution for peace and reconciliation that went beyond their well-defined, mutually antagonistic political constituencies read more
Jun 08, 2018 12:13
As Karnataka and now Kairana have shown, the notion of political invincibility is also part of a myth-making factory. Modi and his lieutenant Amit Shah have built a larger than life image for themselves by convincing the Opposition that they are indestructible.... read more
May 24, 2018 18:02
The BJP’s moral high ground has slipped under the quicksand of individual ambitions and the arrogance of electoral invincibility read more
May 11, 2018 18:14
It is a measure of Karnataka’s political outlook that men of religion carry greater credibility than the state’s politicians read more
Apr 26, 2018 19:15
In 2014, Narendra Modi could relentlessly focus on being an energetic agent of change because he was, after all, the challenger, the political ‘outsider’...But in 2018, Modi cannot switch quite as easily to the avatar of the humble ‘chai-wallah’ or detached... read more