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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019
Rajdeep Sardesai

Rajdeep Sardesai

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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 (321 results)
Mar 02, 2017 12:02
Modi symbolically offers hope amid UP’s over-arching despair. Aligned to this is the artful messaging of political Hindutva, calculated to polarise the electorate. read more
Feb 16, 2017 15:14
Trapped then between the opportunistic politics of the so-called secular parties and the demonisation by Hindutva forces, the average UP Muslim voter is left feeling angry and frustrated. read more
Feb 03, 2017 12:09
The Ganga-Yamuna sangam metaphor used by Rahul Gandhi to describe the Congress-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh does make for a nice sound bite as long as it comes with the candid acceptance that in the Indo-Gangetic plains, the Congress is now a minor tributary... read more
Jan 19, 2017 18:01
Both the Opposition and the Centre are attacking each other in a new round of tit for tat political discourse. When politics ceases to be about ideology, then individual battles take over the narrative to fill the vacuum read more
Jan 05, 2017 17:50
With a series of assembly polls this year, the stakes are high for both the government and opposition parties. But beyond just winners and losers, politics in 2017 needs to find a way to evolve into something more meaningful than just sharp slogans and... read more
Dec 22, 2016 16:05
Half way through his tenure, Narendra Modi has, like Indira Gandhi, perhaps sensed the need to shake up the system, consolidate his image as a strong leader and snatch away the political discourse from his opponents read more
Dec 08, 2016 18:32
Indian politics is littered with instances of celebrity actors who have chosen to see their role in public life as a temporary flirtation, not a long term commitment. They have used their star power to get elected (or selected in the case of the Rajya... read more
Nov 24, 2016 23:28
By taking a tough decision, Narendra Modi has cemented his image as a strong leader, but, if things don’t improve fast, today’s triumphalism may soon become tomorrow’s self-goal read more
Nov 10, 2016 21:41
Let not the Trump win become another stick to beat the liberal media, or, indeed, an exercise in self-flagellation. If a politician revels in sexist remarks, espouses bigotry, resorts to hate speech, they must be exposed journalistically read more
Oct 27, 2016 21:04
When the party organisation becomes subservient to family, a smooth leadership change cannot be guaranteed, especially when the family is as large as the clan of Mulayam Singh Yadav read more
Oct 13, 2016 22:44
Once the government chooses to engage in grand-standing over a covert operation, is the Opposition not entitled to ask for more details to be put out in the public domain? read more
Sep 30, 2016 01:07
The calculated strikes across LoC may send out a bold message, but to what extent can Modi take risks of an escalated conflict that might undermine India’s growth story? read more
Sep 15, 2016 20:46
The party will have to offer wholesome governance alternative that goes beyond anti-corruption slogans. read more