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Friday, Jan 17, 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)
Mar 15, 2018 19:41
The successful alliance between the SP and the BSP in the recent UP by-elections is seen as a pointer to the future. read more
Mar 01, 2018 17:00
The prime minister needs to reclaim the political narrative on corruption before it is too late read more
Feb 15, 2018 18:51
The party’s defeat in the Rajasthan by-polls suggests that the saffron surge of 2014 may be beginning to slow down read more
Feb 02, 2018 19:11
If Hindi film stars can line up to be brand ambassadors for government-sponsored programmes, what stops them from using their clout to speak up when their basic right of free expression is being stifled. read more
Jan 18, 2018 18:58
How does an institution retain its moral and legal sanctity if it is split wide open on issues of conscience? read more
Jan 05, 2018 09:12
The OBC representation in Parliament has declined in the past decade to pre-Mandal levels of around 20% even as upper caste numbers have sharply risen to 44%. read more
Dec 21, 2017 17:45
If the Congress wants to position itself as a national alternative to the BJP, it will have to convince enough Indians that the party under Rahul has little to do with a discredited ancient regime of sloth and corruption and that it has a better economic... read more
Dec 18, 2017 18:00
Almost all of Gujarat’s cities have a large aspirational middle class that seeks affluence and rapid growth: For this class, the Modi persona symbolises hope of ‘achche din’, as represented in physical terms by the gleaming flyovers and new townships... read more
Dec 07, 2017 18:06
The large crowds, which leaders like Hardik Patel are attracting, is proof that the younger Gujarati voter will no longer be taken for granted. Henceforth, the politics of religious hatred may be subject to diminishing returns. read more
Nov 23, 2017 12:16
With the winter session of Parliament pushed back till the Gujarat elections are over, the message is clear: A single state election matters more now than a ‘national’ Parliament read more
Nov 09, 2017 19:05
In its growing ‘Congress-ification’, the BJP runs a risk of sacrificing its ideological core for instant political gratification read more
Oct 28, 2017 22:09
Is the Indian captain the perfect sportsman or a brash young star? Senior journalist and author Rajdeep Sardesai offers his take… read more
Oct 26, 2017 18:00
The Congress needs a major surgery overhauling its local units, and needs a fresh narrative rather than simply expect Narendra Modi to self-destruct read more
Oct 13, 2017 09:21
In a state which celebrates its universal literacy programme, the divisive propaganda against ‘forced’ inter-religious marriages will invite a backlash from those who see it as a deliberate attempt to divide society. read more
Sep 28, 2017 17:12
If the BJP still remains in pole position to sweep the final election battles of the year in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, it reflects the nature of the political contestation at the moment and the disjunction between economic realities and electoral... read more