Kisan Baburao Hazare is supporting Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress and attempts are afoot to form an alternative Third Front. Will these alliances really work, asks Bharat Bhushan. Kisan Baburao Hazare, who claims to shun electoral politics, has decided to endorse Mamata Banerjee for prime minister. Hazare has promised the backing of his Jantantrik Morcha and its 1.25 million dedicated supporters to the Trinamool Congress leader. His supporters have even decided to open a "war-room" ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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tells the story of the chaos better known as Indian democracy today. Simon Denyer, the former India bureau chief of The Washington Post, gets to the heart of India's prickliest issues to paint a compelling picture of modern Indian society, bogged ...Business Standard India, 6 days ago
I am a card-carrying member of the Indian Middle Class; my father and grandfather were doctors and our family has supplied more than its share of officers - not to mention judges and army, navy and air force officers. That is perhaps why I get ...Sify, 2 weeks ago Raising the middle-classspectre Business Standard India, 2 weeks ago
Advertisement On a cold January morning, Delhi's new Chief Minister wrapped a couple of mufflers around his head and coughed all the way down the stairs, his party workers running to keep up. A food basket prepared by his wife Sunita is an ...Hindustan Times, 1 month ago Arvind Kejriwal a genial face hiding a shrewd political mind Hindustan Times, 1 month ago
Seven of the 30 most-admired people on the planet are Indians. Now, isn't that cool? The 'world's most admired people poll', conducted by YouGov for The Times newspaper in Britain, ranks cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar fifth in the list. Other Indians on the list include the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (7th), Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan (9th), former President A P J Abdul Kalam (10th), social activist Kisan Baburao 'Anna' Hazare (14th), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'I did not come here to contest elections and so I am not going to quit if I lose, television anchor and AAP member Ashutosh tells Rediff.com's Athimuthu Ganesh Nadar. Ashutosh resigned as managing editor of the Hindi television news channel IBN7 last week and joined the Aam Aadmi Party. He joins other journalists-turned-AAP activists like Manish Sisodia, Shazia Ilmi and Rakhi Birla. Ashutosh worked with the Aaj Tak channel for more than ten years. At IBN7, he led a team of more than 250 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his government is not bothered about its fate. 'We are not here to grab power,' he said. Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party has rewritten the grammar of politics in Delhi and may possibly do so elsewhere, was sworn in as Delhi's chief minister at noon on Saturday, December 28, promising a corruption-free government and a new style of governance without the arrogance of power. Kejriwal, 45, a former Indian Revenue Service officer, who broke from Kisan ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
An ordinary man -- Saurabh Bharadwaj -- has become a legislator elected from one of South Delhi's most posh constituencies. He recalls the struggles, his journey from being a volunteer to a leader. Envy for the Aam Aadmi Party's historic electoral success is the story of 2013. The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party feeling jealous and irritated with the barely year-old AAP, which won 28 out of 70 seats in the recently held Delhi state assembly election. The two giants of Indian politics ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The AAP is likely to take root in some metropolises -- although it won't be easy to replicate the small-scale Delhi model with equal intensity or cadre-strength in a large state,' says Praful Bidwai on a day when the AAP has decided to form the government in Delhi. Within days of making a stunning electoral debut in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party found itself in a dilemma. Both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress offered to support the AAP if it formed a government with 28 members in the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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