Sagarika Ghose

  • In defence of Angrezi: Modi speaks the language of Macaulayputras

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Now that PM Narendra Modi has made an unexpected speech in the language of the Macaulayputras at a moment of national pride when PSLV blasted...

  • The Ashoka example

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The dhamma of change A ruler stood on the battlefield surveying the wages of war. A personal choice was made or perhaps a politically ...

  • FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities? 29-05-2014 10:58 PM

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. However, new HRD Minister requested the people to judge her for her work. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's...
  • FTP: Will more women in Cabinet lead to greater women's empowerment? 27-05-2014 10:30 PM

    Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45-member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNN-IBN Deputy Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if more women in Cabinet would lead to greater women's empowerment. ...
  • Has merit won over politics in Narendra Modi's Cabinet? 26-05-2014 11:14 PM

    Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63-year-old Modi was sworn-in on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee. He will take charge of the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses...
  • Open Mike: What are the expectations from PM Narendra Modi? 24-05-2014 08:58 PM

    After Narendra Modi leads BJP-led NDA to a landslide victory, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits his hometown Vadnagar and Ahmedabad to know people's expectations from the new PM. ...
  • Narendra Modi should revive US investment: Fareed Zakaria 22-05-2014 11:16 PM

    How does the world view Narendra Modi's victory? What is the future of India-United States relationship with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister? CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sgarika Ghose interviews Fareed Zakaria, Editor, TIME magazine, author and commentator. ...
  • Denying visa to Modi was a big mistake by the US: Analyst Fareed Zakaria 22-05-2014 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: As Narendra Modi gets ready to take oath as India's 15th Prime Minister, analyst Fareed Zakaria says it was a big mistake by the United States of America to have denied him a visa for all these years. "It was a mistake, it was short-sighted, it was foolish....
  • Shabana Azmi defends Ananthamurthy, says Modi must control fringe mobs 22-05-2014 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: Noted Kannada literary personality and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy has found a voice of support in veteran actress Shabana Azmi after he was targeted by the supporters of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi. The actress said that the PM-elect must control the fringe groups who threaten and abuse....
  • FTP: Will Modi critics be totally isolated now? 21-05-2014 11:12 PM

    Noted writer Ananthamurthy has been placed under police protection at his Bangalore home as he has been targeted with hate calls, abusive e-mails and threatening messages by loyalists of PM-designate Narendra Modi. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether Modi critics would be totally isolated...
  • Narendra Modi in tears: How India saw the softer side of a tough man 21-05-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was formally elected as the leader of the BJP's parliamentary party on Tuesday. Modi, who entered Parliament or its Central Hall for the first time, was highly emotional and for the first time perhaps, the country saw the soft side of a man known...
  • FTP: Is Modi's oratory the hallmark of his leadership? 20-05-2014 11:02 PM

    An emotionally high Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party on Tuesday elected Narendra Modi as its leader, officially making him the Prime Minister-in-making. The meeting saw party patriarch LK Advani and Modi break down while speaking of the party and their service. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of...
  • President appoints Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister 20-05-2014 07:05 PM

    Prime Minister delegate Narendra Modi will take oath as the next Prime Minister on May 26. ...
  • FTP: Did social media play an important role in verdict 2014? 19-05-2014 10:59 PM

    The elections for the 16th Lok Sabha were fought very aggressively on social media as well. The platform not only created the buzz but also helped in connecting with the millions on a click. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether social media played an important...
  • Rahul alone can't be blamed, Cong failed to connect with people: Kamal Nath 17-05-2014 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: After being reduced to just 44 MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha, Congress leaders have come out in the support of Rahul Gandhi and are shielding him by taking collective responsibility for the party's debacle. In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN's Sagarika Ghose, former Union minister Kamal Nath...
  • Watch: BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Mittal distributes sweets in CNN-IBN's studio 16-05-2014 04:28 PM

    The BJP has secured a clear majority in the Lok Sabha elections and party spokesperson Sudhanshu Mittal could not hide his joy. He came to the CNN-IBN studio with a box of sweets in hand and distributed them to our panelists. ...
  • Did the media cover campaign 2014 fairly? 14-05-2014 11:03 PM

    With extensive media coverage of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rallies and campaigns, not only he but the party was also benefited by it. The post-poll survey conducted by CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti shows that 47 per cent voters with very high media exposure preferred Modi while only 19 per cent backed...
  • Missing the shades

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Citizen media lost out to star struck media in Campaign 2014 The marathon campaign of 2014 is at an end and as we await ...

  • Rahul vs Modi: Have urban voters re-defined political leadership? 13-05-2014 11:06 PM

    Almost 40 per cent of voters want Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister of India reveals CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti post-poll survey. According to the survey there has been a steady growth in BJP prime ministerial pick Narendra Modi's popularity since July 2013. Then Modi had got just 19 per cent backing....
  • Best of Open Mike: CII and Bastar chaupals 08-05-2014 11:24 PM

    Ahead of the final leg of Lok Sabha polls, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits CII in New Delhi and takes the views of corporates on the candidature of Narendra Modi. In Chhattisgarh, she visits Bastar to get a sense of whether the locals consider voting to be pivotal. ...
  • Best of Open Mike: Varanasi & Chandni Chowk chaupals 07-05-2014 07:58 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits the temple town of Varanasi and assesses people's views on the candidature of Narendra Modi from their constituency. In Delhi, she visits Chandni Chowk to get a sense of whether the urban Muslim is ready to reach...
  • Muslims have nothing to fear from Modi, says Arun Shourie 06-05-2014 10:32 PM

    Former National Democratic Alliance minister Arun Shourie has said Muslim fears about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are being deliberately stoked by some people. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Shourie said that secularism has become a word which is being used by parties for political gains. ...
  • Best of Open Mike: Patna & Vadodara chaupals 06-05-2014 07:54 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Patna as a part of special series 'Open Mike'. Standing at the Gandhi Ghat, she asks the citizen of Bihar whether the Hindi heartland has been left behind by the rest of India. She also visits the...
  • Muslim fears about Modi being stoked deliberately: Arun Shourie 06-05-2014 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: Former National Democratic Alliance minister Arun Shourie has said Muslim fears about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are being deliberately stoked by some people. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Shourie said that secularism has become a word which is being used by parties for political...
  • Best of Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? 05-05-2014 07:38 PM

    Out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, one the most keenly watched will be the Amethi constituency and is the stronghold of the Gandhi family. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Amethi where two-time MP and Congress...
  • Open Mike: Is democracy the best way to bring development to the poor and marginalised? 01-05-2014 07:58 PM

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Bastar district in Chhattisgarh as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and asks the citizens whether democracy is the best way to bring development to the poor and marginalised. ...
  • Open Mike: Does any party care for the rights of the disabled? 30-04-2014 07:57 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Centre for 'Action for Ability Development and Inclusion' (AADI) in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and asks the people with disability whether any party really do care for their...
  • Open Mike: Has the Hindi heartland been left behind by the rest of India? 29-04-2014 08:01 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Patna as a part of special series 'Open Mike'. Standing at the Gandhi Ghat, she asks the citizen of Bihar whether the Hindi heartland has been left behind by the rest of India. ...
  • Open Mike: Is a Federal Front a desirable option to lead India? 28-04-2014 07:57 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banarjee said that a Federal Front government will be formed at the Centre after the elections. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Swabhumi in Kolkata and accesses views of the city's...
  • Open Mike: Is it anti-democratic that soldiers posted in remote locations cannot vote during elections? 24-04-2014 08:57 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Vijay Chowk in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of ex-servicemen on the voting right for soldiers. ...