LK Advani

  • The bankruptcy of compulsive Modi bashing

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    As Modi appears set to set to become India's next premier, Modi-bashing seems to have entered a new zone. It is no longer about Modi...

  • Narasimha Rao, VP Singh, LK Advani: The tragic heroes of politics

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The three most influential politicians of the 1990s were Narasimha Rao, Vishwanath Pratap Singh and LK Advani. At a time when the last of the...

  • Has BJP erred in projecting Narendra Modi?

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    Narendra Modi's remarks likening the 2002 riots in Gujarat to puppies coming under a speeding car has understandably caused an uproar. It has brought home,...

  • Jasoos Narayanan Kutty and the mystery of Advani's resignation

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Why did Shri Lal Krishna Advani resign? It's a perfect mystery. A challenge worthy of Jasoos Narayanan Kutty. Nobody has hired me to ...

  • LK Advani: The reluctant fundamentalist

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Challenging the Nehruvian consensus from the Right has been LK Advani's lifelong mission. When his memoir My Country My Life was released, Arun Jaitley said...

  • BJP's Modi dilemma

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    It is not without reason that the BJP in recent times has been referred to as the 'Hindu Divided Family'. Impressed by the speech given...

  • Shinde's list is one of abject failures

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Every Union home minister of the country has had to live literally in the shadow of the first occupant of the post. In the stairway...

  • After the Gadkari misfire, RSS should leave BJP alone

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Nitin Gadkari isn't quite known to mind his language. A few weeks after he took over as BJP president, he expressed himself with typical candour...

  • Will Arvind Kejriwal succeed where TN Seshan failed?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the early 1990s, when TN Seshan as Chief Election Commissioner was the flavour of the season, a packed Rotary Club meeting in South Mumbai...

  • The Rath Yatra Returns- Part 2

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    LK Advani has completed another mammoth countrywide yatra. Even though the current yatra may not have generated the kind of consistent hype in the national...

  • The yatri and the messiah

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Annaji, join politics It's the week of the two As. Advani is on a yatra, Team Anna is campaigning in Hisar. LK Advani, the ...

  • Left, Right or Centre, the old order should fade away

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    If electoral deliverance and degree of popular support are taken to be the litmus test of performance in the context of democratic politics, there are...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai: Advani's apology remarkable

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Last week L K Advani did what is considered extremely unusual for an Indian politician: he said 'sorry'. Predictably, in a political environment not used...

  • Politics is far more slippery than cricket

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Fourteen years ago, as a 13-day Vajpayee government fell, the BJP's man for all seasons, the late Pramod Mahajan offered an interesting explanation for what...