Shiv Sena

  • Ajit Pawar is emblematic of a class of unaccountable political czars

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the 1970s, Marathi cinema threw up a comedian in Dada Kondke who went on to create history by churning out the maximum number of...

  • Making sense of sensationalist TV journalism

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    American pop art icon Andy Warhol was probably right: everyone is looking for their 15 minutes of fame; only the time has now been compressed...

  • Neither Mumbai nor Sena will be the same without Thackeray

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    "Don't insult me by calling me a politician. I am a political cartoonist!" warned Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, lighting up a pipe, a glass...

  • Bihari manoos, rest in peace

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    Bal Thackeray, the chief proponent of the sons-of-the-soil ideology in Mumbai and the man who ruled the city for more than four decades, passed away...

  • Will Arvind Kejriwal succeed where TN Seshan failed?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the early 1990s, when TN Seshan as Chief Election Commissioner was the flavour of the season, a packed Rotary Club meeting in South Mumbai...

  • An open letter to Raj Thackeray

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Dear Raj, This is the second open letter I am writing to you since, as was the case four years ago, you refuse to ...

  • How dictators run the government in a democracy

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If you think a week is a long time in politics, just forget it. In India, it can take just a few hours for a...

  • Aaditya Thackeray: A son bridging the East and West?

    My Favourite Thinks |  Yogita Limaye
    Gathered in Shanmukhananda Hall for the first anniversary celebrations of the Yuva Sena, the Shiv Sena's youth wing, one expected a cultural programme and then...

  • Jaitapur debate: A victim of shadowboxing

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster the Indian government announced it will remain committed to its ambitious plans to build a nuclear...

  • Jaitapur: A timeline of discontent

    My Favourite Thinks |  Yogita Limaye
    Jaitapur -- real public opposition or political inciting? Environmental issues or rehabilitation worries? These are some of the questions often asked about the agitation in...