D P Satish

  • Wait for Rahul Gandhi ends, will he be transparent in future or continue to be a recluse? 16-04-2015 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: In Samuel Beckett's famous absurdist play 'Waiting for Godot', the agonizing wait for someone named Godot ends in vain. That person won't arrive. In the Congress theatre of absurd, the wait for Rahul Gandhi was almost like a scene straight from 'Waiting for Godot'. Everybody in the party...
  • Why Tamil Nadu government's decision to announce compensation to alleged 'smugglers' is wrong 08-04-2015 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil passions are running high after 20 suspected red sandalwood smugglers were gunned down by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh police near Tirupati on Tuesday morning. According to Tamil Nadu government, 12 of the total 20 killed are from Tamil Nadu. A few hours after the alleged 'encounter' took place,...
  • AAP War: Not new to Indian politics, nobody expected this in party of the 'common people' 28-03-2015 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has proved that he is the only boss and he only matters in the party, which he calls a party of the people. In Saturday's National Executive meeting held in Delhi, the scene was chaotic. It...
  • Yogendra Yadav: Once Kejriwal's closest comrade-in-arms stares at an uncertain future 27-03-2015 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: When renowned psephologist and political scientist Professor Yogendra Yadav decided to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), both his admirers and friends were shocked. Nobody thought or expected that soft spoken, very affable scholar Yogendra Yadav would actually join active politics. Some of his friends advised him not to...
  • KJ George, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah's shadow, can be the Achilles heel of Congress 18-03-2015 01:31 PM

    Bengaluru: Off late the Karnataka Home Minister KJ George has been in the news only for the wrong reasons. He is a super rich politician. He owns huge land bank and some of the best high end real estate across Bengaluru. He has leased out most of his huge buildings...
  • DK Ravi: An IAS officer who paid with his life to end corruption 17-03-2015 12:59 PM

    Bengaluru: Young IAS officer DK Ravi's death under mysterious circumstances has raised several questions. Most of them are yet to be answered. The 35-year-old Ravi was from a very modest farming background and struggled to become an IAS officer. As Deputy Commissioner of Kolar district, he had earned a very...
  • 'Snooping' on Rahul, Yadav's sexist remarks, jeans clad MPs - non issues dominate Parliament question hour 16-03-2015 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: On Monday, non-issues dominated the question hour in both the houses of the Parliament. The Janata Dal United (JDU) president Sharad Yadav's remark on the beauty of South Indian women, the alleged spying of Delhi police on Rahul Gandhi and Goa government's dropping of Gandhi Jayanti from the...
  • Social media invents new full forms of AAP, 'Arvind Alone Party' to 'Absolute Arvind Party' 05-03-2015 11:56 AM

    New Delhi: The dramatic and unexpected ousting of two top leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Professor Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan has set the social on fire. Top social media platforms Facebook and Twitter are full of jokes on the AAP and its chief Arvind Kejriwal. Social media...
  • Yogendra Yadav's exit & AAP rebellion - not surprising for many insiders 04-03-2015 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: Professor Yogendra Yadav's exit from the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) highest decision making body Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is not entirely a surprising move for those who know what is happening in the party. Even though everything was looking picture perfect to the outside world till last week,...
  • Rift in AAP reaches breaking point; failure of the third alternative? 02-03-2015 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: The expected has happened. The virtual split of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now in the public domain. Two founding members of the AAP and the top advisors of its chief Arvind Kejriwal have expressed their resentment over what is happening within the party which is still...
  • Rail Budget: Six ministers in six years, will Suresh Prabhu compensate for wasted years and opportunities? 24-02-2015 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways may have failed to achieve growth and speed up work in the last 6 years, but it has achieved one thing. India has seen six Railways ministers in the last six years. The relative stability at the Ministry of Railways came under serious threat after...
  • 15 AAP candidates won by more than 40,000 margin, more than 50 AAP candidates by over 20,000 margin 10-02-2015 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP chief and the would be Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has won by 32,000 votes from New Delhi Assembly seat. More than 50 AAP candidates have by more than 20,000 margin. Among them 15 candidates have won by more than 40,000 margin creating a record...
  • The three who won on BJP ticket can travel to Delhi Assembly in an auto! 10-02-2015 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: When the Congress won just 44 Lok Sabha seats, the BJP had joked that the entire Congress contingent can travel in just one Volvo Bus. Now the entire BJP legislative party can go to Delhi assembly in an auto as the triple riding on a two wheeler is...
  • Taking a round in the New Delhi Assembly seat – Arvind Kejriwal or Kiran Bedi? 07-02-2015 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Hindu Maha Sabha, which was accused of masterminding the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, has its national head office on Mandir Marg in New Delhi. This office is more than 80 years old. Next to it, there is a polling booth. Since it is Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief...
  • Congress worried about its disappearance from Delhi poll scene, BJP too jittery but AAP sees opportunity 04-02-2015 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: "I really don't know what is wrong with my party. We were the formidable ruling party just a year ago. Today, we are not even in the race. The fight is between the AAP and the BJP. I am very sad that we are staring at yet another...
  • BJP, AAP and Congress woo 20 lakh south Indian voters in Delhi 04-02-2015 08:37 AM

    New Delhi: Perhaps, Delhi is the only state where election campaigning happens in all 15 major Indian languages including English. Other minor languages and dialects are also freely used to woo the voters from all over India. Post Independence Delhi is a city of migrants. The first wave of migrants...
  • AAP eyes Muslim votes to tilt the balance, Congress fears exodus of its vote bank 03-02-2015 07:55 AM

    New Delhi: Muslim votes have always played a big role in the outcome of Delhi elections. According to an estimate, 31 Assembly seats in Delhi have more than 10 per cent Muslim voters. Traditionally, Muslims have been voting for the Congress since Independence. In the last assembly election in 2013,...
  • No 'Modi or Kejriwal wave' in Jat dominated rural Delhi, local issues dominate poll scene 02-02-2015 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: Once we cross the British built, European style Lutyen's Delhi, the seat of supreme power in India, and drive through the Punjabi dominated rich areas of Delhi, its flyovers, housing colonies, gleaming shopping malls and the World class Metro network and many other such modern things, after 90...
  • 2 sackings and different situations: Sujatha Singh is not Venkateshwaran and 2015 is not 1987 29-01-2015 01:46 PM

    "We might flatter ourselves that we are doing something extremely valuable for the country, but unless it is also perceived as such by our countrymen, they might well conclude our contribution is not worthwhile..." The above is an extract from a letter dated April 30, 1986. sent by AP Venkateswaran...
  • Delhi elections: BJP, AAP & Congress bank on caste in Chhattarpur & Mehrauli; AAP fields BJP defectors 28-01-2015 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: The modern chroniclers of Delhi call it an overgrown village. They are right. Delhi is a cluster of hundreds of villages. Most of these villages have lost their character and acquired cosmopolitan nature over the years. But, some still look like villages. Assembly constituencies like Chhattarpur, Mehrauli, Tugalaqabad,...
  • RK Laxman no more - why India loves Laxman Rekha 26-01-2015 07:18 PM

    New Delhi: Who is the greatest Mysorean of our times? Difficult question, given that Mysore has produced some of the best minds in India, and the world. Two names that come to everybody's mind are RK Narayan and his younger brother RK Laxman. Rashipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Narayanaswamy, better known as...
  • Kiran Bedi vs Arvind Kejriwal: Many similarities, fight between 'iron lady' & 'I-run man'! 21-01-2015 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: No recent election in India has generated so much public interest and endless debates like Delhi Assembly election. Both the chief ministerial candidates - Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Kiran Bedi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - have many things in common. Both are...
  • With Kiran Bedi joining BJP, political conversion of Team Anna complete 15-01-2015 05:36 PM

    NEW DELHI: When anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's fast demanding the constitution of Lok Pal shook the nation in April 2011, the movement was supposed to be an apolitical one in nature. Hazare and the core members of the team repeatedly assured the followers that they will not convert it into...
  • It is 'muffler man' Kejriwal versus 'magic man' Modi in Delhi Assembly election 12-01-2015 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: It is now 'muffler man' Arvind Kejriwal versus 'magic man' Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital Delhi. Both have already sounded the poll bugle. The 49-day chief minister of Delhi, Kejriwal has been relentlessly campaigning for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for over two months. PM...
  • A worthy successor to Dravid, waiting for KL Rahul's call

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    Today was a very cold morning in New Delhi. When I woke up at 6 o'clock, the temperature was 6 degrees Celsius. But, I was...

  • Sri Lanka votes on Thursday, 'lull before the storm' greets island nation 07-01-2015 04:13 PM

    Colombo: The rumour mill is working overtime in Sri Lanka. A journalist in the national capital Colombo told me that the President Rajapaksa family had kept a big private aircraft ready at Ratmalana airport, south of Colombo to flee the country, if he loses the Presidential election on Thursday. But,...
  • J&K Assembly elections: IBNLive journalist analyses situation before counting 22-12-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir will get a new government on Tuesday. The votes polled in the five phase-election to the state assembly will be counted on Tuesday. IBNLive journalist DP Satish who visited the Kashmir valley to file ground reports on the election analyses the situation and feels that...
  • SpiceJet hits ground, spoils year end plans for thousands of people 18-12-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Shweta, a housewife from New Delhi is terribly disappointed. Her five year old dream of spending the year end with husband and children in Goa has hit a huge roadblock. She had booked the tickets three months ago on SpiceJet. Now the airline is in deep trouble and...
  • America's youngest Surgeon General speaks Kannada at home 16-12-2014 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: A year after a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh Sathya Nadella has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka has been named as the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one...
  • J&K polls: Invisible native Christians, least talked about and most neglected 09-12-2014 02:39 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar has two churches - Holy Family Catholic Church on Maulana Azad road and the Protestant's All Saints Church near Sher-E-Kashmir cricket stadium. These churches look almost invisible most part of the year and come alive during the Christmas in December. But, this time...