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Can Opposition take on Modi in 2019?

 

The crude attempt to capture power in states like Goa and Manipur may also trap the BJP in its own smugness. But till then, the Opposition is better advised to get its own act together rather than be in a constant reactive, wait and watch mode, says RAJDEEP SARDESAI.READ

Goa gone with 'Money-Pur'

 

The Congress has done it in the past, now the BJP is just as adroit at playing the 'Aya Ram, Gaya ram' game (or in Goa in the past described as 'aya D'souza, Gaya D'souza!), says RAJDEEP SARDESAI.READ

Lotus could bloom in UP

 

Twenty-four years later, I am putting my neck on the line once again and forecasting a likely BJP win in Uttar Pradesh, says RAJDEEP SARDESAI.READ

Will Politics shrink in 2017?

 

Politics in 2017 needs to find a way to evolve into something more meaningful than just sharp slogans and high-pitched rhetoric aimed at wooing gullible voters. The global rise of populist demagogues like Donald Trump suggests a growing fatigue with political correctness and liberal values.READ

Demonetisation: Modi risks winning Battle, losing War

 

For how long will Mr Modi ride on individual charisma without ushering in greater legal and institutional reform? READ

Family First politics

 

Such family-run parties survive so long as the “supremo” is alive and is able to exercise his authority over competing party factions. But what happens when the leader at the top begins to lose his grip? READ

Modi's firm message, but can war-mongers be kept at bay?

 

The question then is, will the Modi administration follow up the surgical strikes with a more concerted assault on Pakistans terror machine. Elections in the key state of Uttar Pradesh are just months away and Modi is aware that he cannot afford another jhappi-pappi moment with Nawaz Sharif , which is why the Saarc summit has been called off.READ

AAP at the crossroads

 

With AAP falling off its high moral perch, a certain middle class disillusionment has set in: Kejriwal is no longer the icon of the class that embraced him during the Anna movement.READ

Dil Maange More: A sports revolution

 

Kheloge kudoge to hoge kharab, padhoge likhoge to banoge nawab (if you play, you will be wasting your life, but if you study you will be a king). Yes, we like the idea of our son finishing first in the school athletics competition, but would rather he got into IIT or medical college. READ

Gau Rakshak are anti-Dalit: Why should BJP worry

 

Statistics show that atrocities against Dalits have been on the rise in Gujarat even as conviction rates are among the lowest in the country. It is almost as if Dalits are finally waking up to a harsh reality that participation in a rath yatra or a riot for that matter won’t change the feudal order in regions like Saurashtra where the rigidity of caste traditions has still not been annihilated.READ




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Rajdeep Sardesai

One of India’s most respected journalists, Rajdeep Sardesai, has nearly three decades of journalistic experience in print and tv. He has been the founder- editor of chief of IBN 18 network, which included CNN IBN. Prior to setting up the IBN network, he was the managing editor of NDTV 24 x 7 and NDTV India. Rajdeep has won more than 100 national and international awards for journalism, including the Padma Shri in 2008. He is currently consulting editor at the India Today group.

 

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