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January 28, 2016

Amit Shah 2.0

Amit Shah 2.0

The BJP took a decision which had been described as a foregone conclusion by many. I myself has written sometime back, that Amit Shah was set to be given another term as BJP president. The big question is what does Mr Shah now needs to do to improve the BJP's position?

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April 20, 2015

RAHUL GANDHI 3.0?

Rahul Gandhi returns to Parliament after skipping the entire first half of budget session. He intervenes in a debate in lok Sabha on plight of farmers across the country. What has his intervention achieved? 

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April 04, 2015

GIRIRAJ SINGH WHEN OFF RECORD BECOMES ON RECORD

GIRIRAJ SINGH: WHEN OFF RECORD BECOMES ON RECORD

QUOTE: IF RAJEEV GANDHI WOULD HAVE MARRIED A NIGERIAN, NOT A WHITE SKINNED WOMAN, WOULD THE CONGRESS HAVE ELECTED SONIA GANDHI AS A LEADER ?

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March 27, 2015

Mann Ki Baat

My Mann Ki Baat to PM Modi

Dear Honourable PM Modi jee

I must say that I applaud your style of direct communication with people of the country. Your critics say your "MANN KI BAAT" is a lift from South American Presidents, but so be it. Since you have started the policy of direct communication, I thought what better way to reach out to you than in a style that has been started by you.

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March 20, 2015

Ah Banaras then and now

I just came back from a 2 day trip to Varanasi. Yes, the city described by Mark Twain, "older than history, older than tradition and twice as old as history and tradition combined together". Its my hometown. 

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March 12, 2015

8 reasons why Modi needs to worry about RSS post Delhi

1. With the Delhi drubbing shattering the invincibility of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, the RSS is geared up to micro-manage the preparations for the Bihar elections later this year.

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March 12, 2015

ARVIND BREAK YOUR MAUN VRAT

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is away in Bangalore. Trying to recover from a chronic cough, which he has battled for the last 3 years. But while he has identified a doctor to cure him of him ailments, his own party, it appears is now terribly in need of a doctor - a specialist at that. 

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March 05, 2015

How the AAP founders were hounded out

Until 4 March 2015, this group was the flag bearer for the Aam Aadmi Party. Cometh the crisis, cometh apart this group. One a top lawyer and an anti-corruption crusader with “ultra left leanings”. The other, cast in a Lohiaite mould, with a formidable credibility as an intellectual! And then the man himself - short in height but very high in political pragmatism.  They were always together before television cameras. 

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March 03, 2015

AK 67's moment of reckoning

Not even a month has passed since the AAP swept to power in Delhi with one of the biggest electoral victories ever recorded in independent India, and knives are out within. A party, which consists of several scribes, is being converted into a big media story. All elements of a successful scoop are there! Sting operation, Phone recordings and leaked letters. At the heart of this entire discord, two basic questions:

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March 02, 2015

The Essar leaks case, journalism and selective outrage

The going continues to be rough for the community of scribes. Once again, focus is on whether the fourth estate is as corrupt as the political/ corporate class. As the Hindi phrase goes, "patrakaar, neta aur poonjepati, ek hee thalee ke chatte batte "

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