Sagarika Ghose

  • 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. CNNIBN 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 45member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNNIBN 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? June 14, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63yearold Modi was swornin 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. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses...
  • Open Mike: What are the expectations from PM Narendra Modi? May 24, 2014

    After Narendra Modi leads BJPled NDA to a landslide victory, CNNIBN 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 May 22, 2014

    How does the world view Narendra Modi's victory? What is the future of IndiaUnited States relationship with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister? CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sgarika Ghose interviews Fareed Zakaria, Editor, TIME magazine, author and commentator. ...
  • FTP: Will Modi critics be totally isolated now? May 21, 2014

    Noted writer Ananthamurthy has been placed under police protection at his Bangalore home as he has been targeted with hate calls, abusive emails and threatening messages by loyalists of PMdesignate Narendra Modi. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether Modi critics would be totally isolated...
  • FTP: Is Modi's oratory the hallmark of his leadership? May 20, 2014

    An emotionally high Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party on Tuesday elected Narendra Modi as its leader, officially making him the Prime Ministerinmaking. The meeting saw party patriarch LK Advani and Modi break down while speaking of the party and their service. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of...
  • Watch: BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Mittal distributes sweets in CNNIBN's studio May 16, 2014

    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 CNNIBN studio with a box of sweets in hand and distributed them to our panelists. ...
  • Did the media cover campaign 2014 fairly? May 14, 2014

    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 postpoll survey conducted by CNNIBNCSDSLokniti shows that 47 per cent voters with very high media exposure preferred Modi while only 19 per cent backed...
  • Rahul vs Modi: Have urban voters redefined political leadership? May 13, 2014

    Almost 40 per cent of voters want Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister of India reveals CNNIBNCSDSLokniti postpoll 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 May 8, 2014

    Ahead of the final leg of Lok Sabha polls, CNNIBN 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 May 7, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNNIBN 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 May 6, 2014

    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 CNNIBN 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 May 6, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNNIBN 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...
  • Best of Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? May 5, 2014

    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, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Amethi where twotime MP and Congress...
  • Open Mike: Is democracy the best way to bring development to the poor and marginalised? May 1, 2014

    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? April 30, 2014

    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? April 29, 2014

    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? April 29, 2014

    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? April 24, 2014

    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. ...
  • Open Mike: Does the relationship between business and politics need to be made more transparent? April 23, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of corporate citizens on the forthcoming elections. ...
  • Watch: Grand finale of 'Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow' April 19, 2014

    In the grand finale of 'Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discussed the importance of frugal innovation with some eminent Indians who brought a change in the country. ...
  • Open Mike: Is the young professional/business class Modi's prime support base? April 17, 2014

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Ahmedabad, which is known as the 'Karam Bhoomi' of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Standing at the Sabarmati riverfront, she takes the views of some professionals and businessmen on the development in Ahmedabad by the Gujarat government. ...
  • Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? April 16, 2014

    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 AAP's honeymoon with the urban voter over? April 15, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Bangalore Central as part of 'Open Mike' series. She interviews AAP candidate from Bangalore Central constituency and former Infosys director V Balakrishnan and finds out the views of the citizens over the Aam Aadmi...
  • Open Mike: Is the entry of sportsmen into elections a healthy sign? April 14, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jaipur (Rural) Lok Sabha constituency. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Jaipur (Rural), Rajasthan as part of 'Open Mike' series. She interviews Rathore and finds out the views of...
  • Open Mike: Should elections be fought by candidates from local areas and not outsiders? April 10, 2014

    In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits the city of Amritsar where Congress candidate and former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh is contesting against BJP's senior leader Arun Jaitley. She interviews Capt Amarinder Singh and finds out the views of the voters on the...
  • Open Mike: Has Narendra Modi reinvented himself? April 9, 2014

    In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits the walled city of Vadodara in Gujarat to find out view of the voters over development in Gujarat and their choices for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi...
  • Open Mike: Is there a 'Modi wave' in Western Uttar Pradesh? April 8, 2014

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits DN College in Meerut to take youth's opinion on 'Modi wave' and the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Modi supporters, detractors clash during CNN-IBN show 'Open Mike' April 8, 2014

    Meerut: Polarisation of voters just ahead of the elections in Western Uttar Pradesh has reached a fever pitch. At a recording of CNN-IBN's Election special show 'Open Mike' with its Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, clashes broke out between BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's supporters and detractors. The issue being discussed...