Narendra

  • Of Modi, Rahul, Ambedkar and women

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Last week, Narendra Modi, just like Rahul Gandhi some weeks ago, was all over the media assuring people that his party will make India safer...

  • 'Sita' - Inherent to Indian women?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Jasodabehn who lived for decades in anonymity is in the news. Not as 62 years old retired school teacher, which has been her identity for...

  • Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In today's guest post, we have, once again, India's leading security expert, Col RSN Singh laying bare his views on the hidden threats to India's...

  • Elf-spotting at election time

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The Indian voter is a pragmatist not an idealist It's election time and am in pursuit of an old familiar Elf. Have pursued this ...

  • A date with a RSS pracharak

    Let There Be Noise |  Subhajit Sengupta
    I was sitting inside the BJP office in Ghaziabad waiting for the coordinates of the General, candidate from the area, for yet another interview. I...

  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Is the 'Modi Wave' working in Odisha?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    Less than two months back, in February, in an exclusive interview with Odisha's chief minister Naveen Patnaik, I had put this question to him. His...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In election season, media faces credibility crisis, becomes a punching bag for politicians

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    This is open season against the Indian media. Arvind Kejriwal says that he will throw journalists in jail if he comes to power (he later...

  • Why BJP allied with Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha in Bihar

    Reverse Sweep |  Priyarag Verma
    While the Bharatiya Janata Party gears up for Lok Sabha elections, in Bihar its leaders have gone all out to ensure that the party gets...

  • 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 ...

  • The striking similarities of Modi and Indira's politics

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Narendra Modi today claims to derive inspiration from Sardar Patel and Swami Vivekananda even if his original icon was the long-serving RSS chief, Guru Golwalkar....

  • 2014: A year for change?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Election-2014 will be interesting, especially with the new entrants-AAP. Despite AAP made a mark in Delhi and there seems an increasing popularity across India because...

  • Third or Federal Front must develop a diversity-centric ideology

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    It's fashionable to make fun of political parties other than the Congress and the BJP. If you're not doing it, you're likely to be accused...

  • Why a chai-wallah will make a good PM

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Come to think of it: most people live their entire lives in the same social strata in which they were born. A very select few...

  • 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...

  • Is Modi the next Obama?

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    The economy is in tatters, there's much concern over handling of foreign affairs, and widespread disappointment over the incumbent (executive) head of state. There's hope,...

  • Is Modi the next Obama?

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    The economy is in tatters, there's much concern over handling of foreign affairs, and widespread disappointment over the incumbent (executive) head of state. There's hope,...

  • 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...

  • Why Kerala is still rooting for Congress and saying no to Modi

    Just a Thought |  Radhakrishnan Nair
    The CNN-IBN-Lokniti survey clearly shows that BJP is emerging as the single largest party and Narendra Modi is emerging as the top PM contender. Only...

  • Cometh the anti-establishment neta

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the 1970s, there was the anti-establishment hero; in 2014, there is the anti-establishment neta. I once asked Javed Akhtar whether he and Salim Khan...

  • Secularism in winter

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Secularism needs to break free of Modi-obsession and walk with new muscular energy I came back from the relief camps of Muzaffarnagar's riot victims, ...

  • Congress redundant; It's going to be BJP Vs AAP for the next few years

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    For the last three and half months, ever since Narendra Modi was named as BJP's prime ministerial candidate, the Congress strategists knew that UPA's days...

  • Modi's misreading of history

    Finding the Centre |  Anu Kumar
    It is when the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi makes a series of gaffes about recent Indian political history that really tells you how...

  • Don't ban opinion polls, but bring in a code of conduct for pollsters

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the land of astrologers and soothsayers, it is faintly amusing to see our politicians in a lather over opinion polls. The very netas who...

  • Losing the information war

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Because politicians see voters as gullible, they continue to suppress or distort information Don't like the results of an opinion poll that forecasts a possible...

  • 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...