Janata Party

  • Chanting 'Modi, Modi': good for BJP, bad for India

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Twenty Fourteen must go down in history as a year in which Indian politics underwent a major change: the one from ideology-driven to ideology-less political...

  • 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 ...

  • If Telangana is the symptom, what is the disease?

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    "Statehood for Telangana reinforces this fatal message and pushes India into greater darkness-that darkness which envelops the entire nation when all power is diverted to...

  • We'll get rid of Telugu unity, but gently: Narendra Modi

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Explaining that the Indians must be made to "withdraw themselves to a culture of a small piece of land" and become so indebted to the...

  • 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...

  • The 'pure' and the 'polluted'

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Parties must shed the politics of puritanism and become reformist instead In his riveting book "Zealot" about Jesus, the historical character who lived in ...

  • Dear would-be-PMs, tell me why I should vote for you, not why I shouldn't for your rivals

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    It's been a month of rallies, speeches, words, potshots - all but value - from our leaders, our would-be-Prime Ministers. Sitting in the newsroom and...

  • Heading towards a saffron UPA?

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    So far we have not heard any real policy alternatives from Modi That the media is one of the main battle fields in Polls ...

  • 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,...

  • Convenient, sporadic secularism is India's biggest scandal

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Have you ever wondered what is it that every mediocre, non-performing and corrupt Indian politician or political party has in common? Well, they are all...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Congress' Siddaramiah: Rise of the 'Outsider'

    A pinch of Salt |  Veeraraghav T M
    It was an extremely sultry afternoon by Bangalore standards. The Congress office on Queens's road, deserted till the second half of the counting day, was...

  • 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" ...

  • 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...

  • 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...