Openers

  • Open Mike: Is the young professional/business class Modi's prime support base? 17-04-2014 08:11 PM

    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? 16-04-2014 11:06 PM

    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? 15-04-2014 10:55 PM

    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? 14-04-2014 07:58 PM

    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? 10-04-2014 08:02 PM

    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? 09-04-2014 10:11 PM

    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? 08-04-2014 11:03 PM

    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. ...
  • Open Mike: Does any political party really care for the safety of women? 07-04-2014 08:52 PM

    Ever since the brutal Delhi gangrape of December 2012, our national discourse has been dominated by the quest for gender justice for security of women. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi as part of a special series 'Open Mike' to take...
  • Open Mike: Is the urban elite still indifferent to elections? 03-04-2014 11:00 PM

    Just days to go before the Lok Sabha election, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Oval Maidan in South Mumbai as part of a special series 'Open Mike' to take the views of the residents over the participation of the urban elite in the upcoming general election. ...
  • India Open: Shuttler PV Sindhu knocked out in 1st round 03-04-2014 08:31 PM

    Sindhu was ousted by Shixian 15-21, 21-12, 10-21 in a marathon match which lasted an hour and nine minutes. ...
  • Open Mike: Should NGOs stay away from electoral politics? 02-04-2014 11:14 PM

    As a part of the special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with social activist and AAP leader Medha Patkar, how the NGOs and the electoral politics have come together and whether people lose their credibility by entering into politics. ...
  • Open Mike: Does caste still determine voting choices? 01-04-2014 11:42 PM

    When the Dalits community is considered as a vote bank, leaders are trying to woo them but Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati remain their first choice. They claim that Mayawati did development and they will vote for her. But there are many who are backing BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu all set for India Open challenge 01-04-2014 08:53 PM

    PV Sindhu upbeat ahead of her first-round encounter against All England champion Shixian Wang in India Open. ...
  • Open Mike: Is social media setting the agenda for 2014 polls? 27-03-2014 11:56 PM

    With the social media emerging as the most popular platform for election campaigning in the run up to Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits cyber-city Gurgaon as part of a special series, 'Open Mike' and assesses people's opinion. ...
  • Open Mike: Will vote bank politics further widen communal divide? 26-03-2014 11:16 PM

    After the communal riots in 2013, the importance of the Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarnagar is very high. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Muzaffarnagar to find out the views of its residents on vote bank politics. ...
  • Open Mike: Do actors make successful politicians? 24-03-2014 07:08 PM

    The Chandigarh constituency will be one of the keenly watched seat this election as Bollywood actors Gul Panag, Kirron Kher and Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal will be contesting against each other. In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Chandigarh and put forth public issues...
  • Open Mike: Is dynastic politics destroying Indian democracy? 20-03-2014 11:01 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits IIMC Campus in New Delhi and asks student whether dynastic politics destroying Indian democracy. ...
  • Open Mike: Are journalists paid by politicians to subvert news during election time? 19-03-2014 10:57 PM

    Even after facing severe criticism over his remarks on the media, a defiant Arvind Kejriwal continued his attack accusing the media of favouring Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and ignoring the Aam Aadmi Party. In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Press...
  • Open Mike: Modi magic in Varanasi? 18-03-2014 11:54 PM

    In a special series, 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits the temple town of Varanasi and assesses people's views on the candidature of Narendra Modi from their constituency. ...
  • Open Mike: Are educated professionals at a disadvantage in politics? 17-03-2014 10:30 PM

    In a special series, 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Bangaloreans and gauges their opinion on whether educated professionals are at a disadvantage in politics. Accompanying her is Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani who answers people's queries. ...
  • Open Mike: Does any politician really care about the Indian farmer? 13-03-2014 11:17 PM

    Unseasonal rains have caused widespread damage of crops in Haryana. In a special series, 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits farmers in Haryana's Jind and assesses their views about the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Open Mike: Should any candidate facing a criminal case be barred from contesting elections? 12-03-2014 10:59 PM

    With political parties beginning to name their candidates, media attention once again turns to the topic of criminals in Parliament. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Law faculty in Delhi University and asks students whether any candidate facing a criminal case should be barred from contesting elections. ...
  • Open Mike: What is young India's expectations from next PM? 10-03-2014 10:57 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike' ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, CNN-IBN assesses young voters' mood and their expectations from the next PM. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited Delhi University and asked young students if they would come out in large numbers and decide the fate of...
  • Randhir Singh the man to watch at the Indian Shotgun Open 01-03-2014 09:43 AM

    The 67-year-old shooter Randhir Singh performed at the Indian Shotgun Open at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad. ...
  • Shooters Ronjan Sodhi, Manavjit Sandhu launch Indian Shotgun Open 25-02-2014 09:15 PM

    With an aim to broad-base shooting in the country, Sodhi and Sandhu are organising the first-ever Indian Shotgun Open. ...
  • Golfer Anirban Lahiri aims to defend title at season-opening SAIL-SBI Open 25-02-2014 09:11 PM

    Two-time defending champion Lahiri would be eyeing a hat-trick at the Asian Tour's season-opening SAIL-SBI Open which will tee off at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club on Wednesday. ...
  • Somdev wins Delhi Open in style with a crushing victory 24-02-2014 10:03 PM

    Somdev Devvarman ends his 3 week run in India with a title at the Delhi ATP Challenger - that too without dropping a single set all week. ...
  • Australian Open is my favourite Grand Slam: Li Na 28-01-2014 09:19 PM

    China's Li Na, who picked up her second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday, spoke to CNN about her journey to lifting that trophy. ...
  • New Australian Open champion Wawrinka now World No. 3 27-01-2014 08:21 PM

    Former Davis Cup coach Enrico Piperno talks about Stanislas Wawrinka's stunning win over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. ...
  • Nadal beats Federer to set up summit clash with Wawrinka 24-01-2014 09:36 PM

    Former Indian Davis Cup coach Enrico Piperno talks about Rafael Nadal's victory over Roger Federer in the second semi-final of the Australian Open on Friday. ...