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Saturday, Jan 25, 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)
Sep 14, 2017 15:19
There is a media elitism which has left journalists in regional dailies\/channels more exposed to threat, and attacks on them rarely making headline news. Gauri Lankesh’s death should be a turning point read more
Sep 01, 2017 07:19
The political tug of war over national security has left 26\/11 terror attack martyr Hemant Karkare’s honour at stake read more
Aug 17, 2017 13:27
For now ‘new’ India is an undefined but alluring futuristic dream, being strategically spun by a leader who knows that the promise of ‘acche din’ that won him the 2014 general elections could never match the vaulting expectations it threw up read more
Aug 03, 2017 13:38
The narrative has been artfully spun as if you have to make a conscious choice between battling the corrupt or ostracising the communal: you no longer can seek to do both and survive politically. In the process, the moral bankruptcy and rank opportunism... read more
Jul 20, 2017 17:00
That Bengal and Kerala feature so prominently in the BJP’s political narrative should come as no surprise. These are the only two large states (with more than 10 Lok Sabha seats) left in India where the BJP is still a marginal political party read more
Jul 06, 2017 14:59
Anger of citizens in the face of violent bigotry is somehow illegitimate while the majesty of the State (in GST midnight session) must not be subject to inconvenient truths read more
Jun 22, 2017 16:51
When the country’s most powerful politicians won’t take ‘political’ questions, isn’t that indicative of the skewed nature of our democracy? read more
Jun 08, 2017 12:39
Forget the ‘hyper-nationalists’ who would like us to boycott all cricket with Pakistan. India-Pakistan cricket may seem like war minus the shooting to some but it remains eminently preferable to a potential bloody conflict on the border read more
May 11, 2017 15:45
Both Jyoti Singh and Bilkis Bano were brutalised and gangraped. What happened to them holds a mirror to the darker side of our society and yet their narratives do diverge, a separation that deserves serious introspection. read more
Apr 27, 2017 15:30
While efforts like mohalla clinics and school education reforms were welcome steps, the good work done was overshadowed by the noise created over Arvind Kejriwal’s run-ins with the L-G, Centre, and former colleagues Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhush... read more
Apr 13, 2017 16:14
It is not a morally and intellectually bankrupt Opposition but the sheer diversity of India that offers the biggest challenge to any attempt to impose a religio-cultural homogeneity across India read more
Mar 30, 2017 13:27
In 2001, when sending Modi to Gujarat, the RSS knew they were taking a risk but it worked in ensuring the state became the original laboratory of political Hindutva. In anointing Yogi a much bigger risk has been taken but with one potentially huge benefit... read more
Mar 16, 2017 11:15
Eventually Narendra Modi too may fail to deliver on his tall promises and get felled by anti-incumbency. The BJP may get trapped in its own smugness. Till then, the Opposition is better advised to get its own act together rather than be in a constant... read more
Mar 11, 2017 17:32
What is it that separates Modi from star politicians before him? Is it a constant hunger for success , a personality-centric approach, a politics of hope and aggression, or a combination of all of these? read more
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