Delhi

  • Vote with clarity and purpose, and make it count

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A vote is meant to be a secret ballot, but here is an honest confession: last Thursday, as I entered the polling booth, I was...

  • No arrangements for senior citizens or the physically challenged at booths

    Sundry thoughts |  Himanshu Mehta
    "I voted for a change today. I must say though, in all frankness, that the experience was anything but enjoyable or uplifting. A ...

  • Arvind Kejriwal's resignation: Was it a strategy or for a cause?

    The Magnifying Glass |  Priyanka Rathi
    Delhi, the national capital, the centre of all political activities was brought to a standstill by outgoing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party,...

  • AAP and the business of Delhi-centric news

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The phrase 'tyranny of distance' was first used by writer Robert Hughes in his epic book "Fatal Shore" on the history of Australia, a country...

  • Why should I trust you with my vote again Mr Kejriwal?

    Just a Thought |  Rashi Mathur
    Is protesting the only way forward! You said you wanted to be in the system to change the system. You got the chance. An unthinkable,...

  • The AAP is the Congress but the one of 1937-a sequel

    Technical view |  Gautam Mukundan
    In my last article I had compared the AAP to the congress on 1937. Yesterday's high octane events brought out the comparisons even more strongly...

  • How to squander a mandate: the case of AAP

    Guest Blog |  Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
    'Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment and he betrays you instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your...

  • You gave up Mr Kejriwal

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    This country celebrates underdogs, but will never respect quitters. Arvind Kejriwal entered politics as a common street fighter on a mission for grassroots reform and...

  • Kejriwal must force open access to cut power tariffs, policing through CAG will not help

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Between 2008 and 2012, 1.32 lakh crore (or 1.32 trillion) units of power was sold in the country at an average wholesale prices of Rs...

  • Responsible Government more important than a semi-honest one

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    After the near stampede at Arvind Kejriwal's janta darbar on January 11, this is the second time in less than 10 days when Kejriwal has...

  • A house for Mr Kejriwal, futility of competitive austerity

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    Referring to Mahatma Gandhi's austerity, Sarojini Naidu, freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma had once famously said "it costs a lot to keep...

  • AAP disdains private partnerships but is best suited to make them work

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    I would like to believe that the Aam Aadmi Party is an alternative that combines honest politics with a responsible attitude to public finances. Well-wishers...

  • 'Don't waste your emotions so easily, they are costly'

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    A winter morning in Delhi is quite an experience, especially when you are forced to sleep on the floor. Some friends had stayed overnight as...

  • India is changing and it's in the positive direction

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A year can be almost an eternity in a country like India: last December, there was a sense of doom and gloom around us. Angry...

  • AAP must brave a majority test

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    The one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party made history this month by garnering 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections, shaking up the 2 party political system...

  • The fight for gay rights is our fight, India

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    It's not just gay people who are angry and distressed and anguished, not just the LGBT community which feels the blow of the Supreme Court...

  • Voice of the city

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    AAP's success could spread to other cities and change urban politics The city has roared in unison. From slum colony to gated enclave, from ...

  • The hung assembly verdict in Delhi is a feast

    Odd Note |  Vinay Tewari
    It's not often that the aftertaste of a hung assembly verdict returned by an electorate actually leaves a delicious tinge on the palate. In Delhi,...

  • AAP should ensure it cannot be business as usual

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Some of us who voted for the Aam Aadmi Party did so hoping it would gain enough seats to become a pain in the side...

  • Is it an AAP wave?

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    Professor Yogendra Yadav in a detailed interview given to the website Indiaopines.com, on October 26, 2013, raised the compulsion of minimum scale in politics. He...

  • Can Aam Aadmi Party's Mohalla Sabhas work?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey and his journalist co-panelists were dubious in their discussion, on the morning that Delhi went to vote, about mohalla sabhas or neighbourhood...

  • New Delhi Election: Where is the left?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    New Delhi is going to the polls on December 4. I am writing this essay on November 30. The essay may or may not appear...

  • Arvind Kejriwal - has his ear to the ground and the ears of the aam aadmi

    Rupashree's space |  Rupashree Nanda
    The aam aadmi Party will face its first electoral test just seven days after it turns one. It is up against the three decade old...

  • I'm not watching Rahul Dravid's last match from the stands, am I not a true fan?

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    Rahul Dravid is playing his last match today. At the Ferozeshah Kotla Grounds. In Delhi. I stay in NCR and I'm not going for the...

  • Misplaced rage

    Children Are Watching Us |  Valay Singhrai
    In the case of the juvenile convict in the Delhi gang rape and murder case, we are witnessing a beastly rage, from seemingly sensible and...

  • On the perils of tweeting and Mumbai's 'endless possibilities'

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Tweeting can be risky business in the age of the Senas as celebrity author Shobhaa De has just found out. Her comment suggesting that Mumbai...

  • Mandi House theatre circuit: Let's give voice to anger

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    There is a distinct feel to watching plays. Most of the time, they give a sense of satisfaction. The viewer believes that he is directly...

  • 1984 Anti-Sikh riots verdict: The pen was mighty but the hands were trembling

    Priyanka's Space |  Priyanka Dube
    It was nothing like anything. The scenes that unfolded at the Karkardooma Court post 2:40 pm on 30th April 2013 were a bewildering reminder of...

  • What Arvind Kejriwal should actually fast for

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Are Delhi's three private electricity distribution companies gouging consumers as Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party claims? Ever since the state monopoly was abolished...

  • Sexist is as sexist does

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    The MLA who told the national kabaddi women's team coach that she should wear appropriate clothes - that is, a sari instead of shirt and...