Face The People

  • FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities? May 29, 2014

    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? May 27, 2014

    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. ...
  • FTP: Is this election going to be marked by a culture of violence? March 5, 2014

    The day the Election Commission announced the dates for 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in the national capital, Lucknow and Gujarat. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether this election going to be marked by a...
  • FTP: Are celebrities trying to create sympathy for Subrata Roy Sahara? March 5, 2014

    Subrata Roy's friends especially from film industry has extended their support to the Sahara chief. During a special press conference in Mumbai, they conveyed their personal opinion on the Sahara chief. ...
  • Face The People: Is AAP still mainly Delhi phenomenon? March 3, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national ambitions seems to have taken a serious beating in the last two months in 6 states. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS election tracker, the AAP vote share has declined (survey was conducted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra) in the last...
  • FTP: Rajnath apologises to Muslims: Are young Muslims willing to give the BJP a chance? February 27, 2014

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past and appealed to the minority community to give the party a chance. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and asked...
  • FTP: Health Secretary transferred: Do honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system? February 26, 2014

    Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was removed by the PMO earlier this month due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat. Desiraju has been transferred to Consumer Affairs Ministry. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts, whether honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system. ...
  • FTP: Kejriwal, Shinde attack journalists: Is the media a soft target for politicians? February 25, 2014

    The recent attacks by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the media has raised serious questions on the journalists becoming a soft target for politicians. ...
  • FTP: Telangana Chaupal from Hyderabad February 21, 2014

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Hyderabad to gauge the mood of the public especially after the creation of Telangana. ...
  • FTP: Does Tarun Tejpal have a valid case to project himself as a victim? February 19, 2014

    After being charged with rape, sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman by the Goa Police on Monday, Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal issued a statement on Tuesday evening alleging political vendetta. Tejpal has also got no relief from custody as his bail plea has been adjourned till March...
  • FTP: Has the pepper spray incident heightened public disgust with politicians? February 13, 2014

    The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, industrialist and suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal, from Vijayawada, did the unthinkable. He sprayed pepper sprays in the House. It caused burning sensations to several MPs...
  • FTP: Attacks on Northeast students: Time for icons of the region to speak up? February 12, 2014

    With the reports of attack on Northeast people in the last week and the death of Arunachal Pardesh boy Nido Taniam, serious questions have been raised over their security. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if the time has come for icons of the region to...
  • FTP: Is Hasiba Amin being targeted for appearing in Rahul Gandhi ad? February 4, 2014

    Hasiba Amin, who is the face of Congress party's pre-election TV commercial 'Yuva Josh', is being targeted on social media. People allege she is a tainted Congress worker. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discussed with a panel of experts whether Hasiba Amin is being targeted as she featured in a...
  • FTP: Asha Mirje controversial remarks: Do members of women's commissions obstruct gender justice? January 29, 2014

    Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play...
  • FTP: One month of AAP government in Delhi: Is AAP honeymoon over? January 28, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government completes one month on Tuesday. The AAP government has been in the news mostly for the wrong reasons ever since it took charge on December 28. ...
  • FTP: Khirki Chaupal: Is moral policing the correct way to make cities safe? January 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar which is the epicentre of the controversies surrounding Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti. While some women activists argued that Bharti should have followed the law, many residents defended his decision to conduct a midnight raid at the house of...
  • Watch: Khirki Extension residents defend Somnath Bharti raid January 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose gauges the public mood at Khirki Extension, where Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti carried out a midnight right on complaints of sex and drug racketeering against the African nationals residing there. ...
  • FTP: Ugandan women speak out: Do attitudes to Africans living in India smack of racism? January 22, 2014

    The Ugandan women who were allegedly mistreated by AAP supporters have now identified Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti as the person leading the mob against them in Khirki village. Public pressure is mounting against Bharti to resign. Does Bharti's behaviour show that racism against Africans is a deep-rooted malaise in...
  • FTP: Can AAP style protests bring real change? January 21, 2014

    The AAP dharna was called off on Tuesday evening only after high drama on the streets of Delhi with AAP supporters breaking barricades at several places and clashing with the police. 15 people, including some policemen, were injured in the scuffle. AAP leaders claimed that those who spurred the violence...
  • FTP: Do private lives of politicians affect their public image? January 16, 2014

    The very public tweets and comments on the personal lives of Union HRD Minister Shashi Tharoor, his wife Sunanda Tharoor and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar have become a sensation on social media. Do the private lives of politicians affect their public image? ...
  • FTP: 67 pc voter turnout in Chhattisgarh: Do the poor prize their vote more than the rich? November 13, 2013

    The 18 Assembly constituencies which were up for Chhattisgarh polls on Monday were from one of most militarised zones in the World. The second phase of polling is on November 19 and the counting of votes on December 8. ...
  • FTP: Is there an housing apartheid when it comes to castes and communities? November 11, 2013

    A leading property portal is in the line of fire after a broker posted an advertisement for the sale of a flat in Mumbai clearly mentioning that Muslims are not welcomed. The advertisement about a flat located at Dadar's Hindu Colony in Mumbai was put up on 99acres.com by broker...
  • FTP: BSP MP, wife arrested after maid's death: Is abuse of domestic help increasing? November 6, 2013

    Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh were taken into police custody after they were arrested in connection with the death of their 35 year old household help. Another of the Singh's domestic help, a minor, has also spoken about how Jagriti used to hit, beat,...
  • FTP: Is good governance now the only ticket to power in India? October 31, 2013

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has emerged as the most preferred choice for the post of Prime Minister in the four poll-bound states. According to CNN-IBN, The Week and CSDS survey 35 per cent respondents want Modi to take charge whereas Rahul Gandhi is second in the lead followed...
  • FTP: What does the rise of Aam Aadmi Party mean for Indian Politics? October 31, 2013

    Delhi is slipping away from the ruling Congress with even the image of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has scored a hat-trick of victories in Assembly elections, taking a massive beating this time. The third player in the fray, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to both eat...
  • FTP: Is the Nitish government failing to maintain law and order in Bihar? October 29, 2013

    As serial blasts hit Patna on Sunday, IBN18 Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether the Nitish Kumar government has failed to maintain law and order in Bihar. ...
  • FTP: Oil minister Moily travels by metro: Should more VIPs use public transport? October 9, 2013

    Delhi Metro has a VIP commuter now as Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily has started his drive to save fuel by commuting through metro to work. Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily took the metro to the ministry on Wednesday. He plans to do so every Wednesday and he has also adviced his...
  • FTP: JS Verma case: Is medical negligence increasing in India? October 8, 2013

    Six months after his death, former Chief Justice of India JS Verma's family has alleged that medical negligence killed the eminent jurist. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has now stepped in asking the Health Ministry to look into the case. Justice Verma died on April 21, 2013, at a private hospital...
  • FTP: Does India need universal toilets more than it needs temples? October 7, 2013

    Build toilets first and temples later, said Hindutva icon and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi last week. Speaking at a function organised in New Delhi for the youth, Modi said he dared to say so even though his image as a Hindutva leader did not allow him. A similar...
  • FTP: Ordinance rolled back, Lalu goes to jail: Has middle class power come of age? October 3, 2013

    With the Cabinet rolling back the ordinance shielding convicted legislators, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was sentenced to jail for five years in the fodder scam. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts with ordinance being rolled back, has middle class power come of age. ...