Gujarat

  • Have you bought a ticket to Pakistan?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    It looks like millions of Indians living abroad will have to buy a ticket to Islamabad if they want to visit their friends and relatives....

  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • Narendra Modi needs to do much more to reach out to Muslims

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    "He is an expert in turning a lie into the truth. It is the BJP's principle to divide the nation and rule. Wherever the BJP...

  • More Loyal Than The King

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Modi's silence on the foot-soldiers who act in his name is disturbing General elections! Yet rendered somewhat joyless by the creeping authoritarianism which seems ...

  • Leaders speak of riots and its victims but fail to provide the healing touch

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Why does an underworld don who offered the Indian cricket team Toyota cars if they beat Pakistan in Sharjah in 1986 become a resident of...

  • Modi must reach out to the North East

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Narendra Modi has promoted his vision to build a statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the largest statue in the world to commemorate the memory of...

  • Junglistan's poverty line: Meal for Rs 12 is possible

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Panchayat elections are almost a year away but already Junglistan is talking about them. Every day begins with a cup of chaya at Ittooppu's tea...

  • Why Jagdish Bhagwati is perhaps not correct

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    "I also believe that the Gujarat template is ideal: its people believe in accumulating wealth but they believe also in using it, not for self-indulgence...

  • 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,...

  • The tipping point

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Why Ishrat's killing is not just another encounter When a woman is assaulted or killed, inevitably her morality is in doubt. The Park Street ...

  • Modi's micro initiatives for the farm sector are quite an eye opener

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    The oft-talked about Gujarat development model is something that has caught the fancy of the entire nation. What I found particularly impressive was the concept...

  • Modi presents the media with its toughest 'neutrality' test

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If elections were to be held in the social media, Narendra Modi would almost certainly be 'crowned' Prime Minister. Modi has more than 17 lakh...

  • Mr Fixit vs Mr Dreamer

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The Modi-Rahul face off is good democracy The forthcoming electoral contest of 2014 is fast passing into pop culture. The Battle of the "Bachelors" ...

  • A review of Saba Naqvi's 'In Good Faith'

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    While much work has been done on exploring and exposing communalism in India, relatively little attempt has been made to understand its conjoined twin, secularism....

  • Renunciation of chief ministership will be key to Modi's elevation to the PM's chair

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    So Modi has indeed vanquished all threats and odds to score a resounding win, proving that pro-incumbency can beat anti-incumbency! The 2012 Gujarat elections ...

  • Congress whimpers in the face of Moditva

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    There is a Goliath called Modi looming over the state of Gujarat, in real life as well as in 3-D, who is once again poised...

  • When polls are not about issues but one man

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Travelling into Gujarat during election time is like entering the kingdom of an absolute monarch. Never before has a state election been so completely dominated...

  • Riders on the storm

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Muslims are seeking a new narrative in Gujarat beyond victimhood The land of historic Gandhian satyagrahas like Kheda, Bardoli and the Dandi March, Gujarat ...

  • Decoding the development story of Gujarat

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    The debates surrounding Gujarat has in the last decade revolved perhaps a little too much around Narendra Modi. His followers have tried to portray him...

  • Ayodhya 1992, Gujarat 2002, Mumbai 2012

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    Two decades is almost a third of the journey that independent India has covered since 1947. It's been a long journey, chequered with events that...

  • Modi in pole position but can his politics have a pan-Indian appeal?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Predicting elections can be injurious to the health of journalists and pollsters, more so when there is still a month to go before voting. Even...

  • Modi vs the Congress: The War of Words

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Shock rhetoric is an innate attribute of the beast of politics. In campaigns under the 24 hour media scanner, they do a great deal to...

  • Assam riot victims need our sensitivity, not our prejudice

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In an emotionally surcharged and polarised polity, even riot politics can become a zero sum game. So, any television debate on Gujarat 2002 must necessarily...

  • Nitish, Modi risk knocking each other out

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Before a major heavyweight boxing title bout, there are sideshows on the day's entertainment. Call it a teaser or a trailer, the aim is to...

  • Narendra Modi and the trap of his paradox

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    Narendra Modi always hogs the headlines and always generates sharp responses of two kinds. One from the people who believe Modi is the future of...

  • Is development Narendra Modi's best defence?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    There can be little doubt that Gujarat is India's dragon state. The past decade has been the best since Gujarat became a state in 1960....

  • Modi's 'Sadbhavana' and the horror of 2002

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Has Gujarat really moved on ten years after the terrible violence of 2002? The answer depends on who the question is asked to. Chief minister...

  • Why Karnataka is not Gujarat Part Two

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    On 13 February, I wished Pramod Muthalik a 'Happy Valentine's Day' in advance! To my surprise, Muthalik, whose Sri Rama Sene, known for its strident...

  • The fast as politics

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    Narendra Modi's fast is the most misunderstood event of the year. This essay would like to argue that the fast has little connection with the...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai: Two states, two lessons

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    This week, two states, separated at birth, completed their 50th birthday celebrations. While comparing siblings is often best avoided, the journey of Maharashtra and Gujarat...