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  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 27, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Open Mike: What are the expectations from PM Narendra Modi? May 24, 2014

    After Narendra Modi leads BJP-led NDA to a landslide victory, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits his hometown Vadnagar and Ahmedabad to know people's expectations from the new PM. ...
  • Best of Open Mike: CII and Bastar chaupals May 8, 2014

    Ahead of the final leg of Lok Sabha polls, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits CII in New Delhi and takes the views of corporates on the candidature of Narendra Modi. In Chhattisgarh, she visits Bastar to get a sense of whether the locals consider voting to be pivotal. ...
  • Best of Open Mike: Varanasi & Chandni Chowk chaupals May 7, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, 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. In Delhi, she visits Chandni Chowk to get a sense of whether the urban Muslim is ready to reach...
  • Best of Open Mike: Patna & Vadodara chaupals May 6, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Patna as a part of special series 'Open Mike'. Standing at the Gandhi Ghat, she asks the citizen of Bihar whether the Hindi heartland has been left behind by the rest of India. She also visits the...
  • Best of Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? May 5, 2014

    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 democracy the best way to bring development to the poor and marginalised? May 1, 2014

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Bastar district in Chhattisgarh as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and asks the citizens whether democracy is the best way to bring development to the poor and marginalised. ...
  • Open Mike: Does any party care for the rights of the disabled? April 30, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Centre for 'Action for Ability Development and Inclusion' (AADI) in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and asks the people with disability whether any party really do care for their...
  • Open Mike: Has the Hindi heartland been left behind by the rest of India? April 29, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Patna as a part of special series 'Open Mike'. Standing at the Gandhi Ghat, she asks the citizen of Bihar whether the Hindi heartland has been left behind by the rest of India. ...
  • Open Mike: Is a Federal Front a desirable option to lead India? April 29, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banarjee said that a Federal Front government will be formed at the Centre after the elections. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Swabhumi in Kolkata and accesses views of the city's...
  • Open Mike: Is it anti-democratic that soldiers posted in remote locations cannot vote during elections? April 24, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Vijay Chowk in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of ex-servicemen on the voting right for soldiers. ...
  • Open Mike: Does the relationship between business and politics need to be made more transparent? April 23, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of corporate citizens on the forthcoming elections. ...
  • Open Mike: Is Telangana the most pivotal issue for Hyderabadis in 2014 polls? April 22, 2014

    As a part of election special series Open Mike, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the Hyderabad populace if Telangana is the central issue of 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Open Mike: Is corruption the central issue in election 2014? April 21, 2014

    As a part of election special series Open Mike, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the Chennai populace if corruption is the central issue of 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Open Mike: Is the young professional/business class Modi's prime support base? April 17, 2014

    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? April 16, 2014

    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? April 15, 2014

    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? April 14, 2014

    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? April 10, 2014

    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? April 9, 2014

    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? April 8, 2014

    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? April 7, 2014

    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? April 3, 2014

    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 April 3, 2014

    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? April 2, 2014

    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? April 2, 2014

    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...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu all set for India Open challenge April 1, 2014

    PV Sindhu upbeat ahead of her first-round encounter against All England champion Shixian Wang in India Open. ...
  • Open Mike: Is the urban Muslim ready to reach out to Narendra Modi and the BJP? March 31, 2014

    Just days to go before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Chandni Chowk to get a sense of whether the urban Muslim is ready to reach out to Narendra Modi and the BJP. ...
  • Open Mike: Is social media setting the agenda for 2014 polls? March 28, 2014

    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? March 26, 2014

    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. ...