What puts off some would-be AAP supporters is the party's ideological incoherence, says Rupa Subramanya He came, he conquered and then, he retreated. The story of the Aam Aadmi Party's tumultuous 49 days in power in Delhi, under its mercurial leader Arvind Kejriwal, resonates through the unfolding election campaign. On a recent visit to the Bangalore South constituency, to which I belong, almost everyone I met told me of his/her deep disappointment with the AAP. As one shrewd observer of the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
It is perhaps a direct fallout from the misreading of the causes of the defeats of Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh and the National Democratic Alliance at the centre in 2004 Vivek Dehejia & Rupa Subramanya February 16, 2014 Last Updated at 22:46 IST ...Business Standard, 1 month ago Why no centre-right political party in India today? Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Phew! Narendra Modi's disclosure in a poll affidavit that he is married have kicked up a Twitter storm, with some questioning whether he can now safeguard women's rights -- having walked away from a marriage himself. And then there are those who ...Deccan Chronicle, 1 week ago
As we get closer to the polls, there seems to a gentle cooling of acrimony. The calm, if you will, before the polling storm. Helping to maintain the semblance of sanity will be the Election Commission's guidelines for media coverage, Livemint.com ...Livemint.com, 1 week ago
One of the many contrasts that Kumar versus Nilekani highlights is that of a traditional career politician as against a highly successful professional entering politics for the first time. Rupa Subramanya reports"I am a unique candidate, not a unique identity candidate," quipped Ananth Kumar, taking a dig at Nandan Nilekani, as we finished our conversation. Kumar is the five-time incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party member of parliament for Bangalore South, and Nilekani, one of the founders of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
RNA Research & Archives With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, there is a war of words between BJP and Congress over Gujarat's development model, anti-incumbency factor and election agenda. Add to this Imran Masood's viral video about ...DNA India, 2 weeks ago
BANGALORE: "Match badlega ek over mein (the match will swing in one over)"! So goes the punch line hardselling the T20 cricket World Cup under way. The roller-coaster T20 matches paled before the dramatic developments in Karnataka BJP on Sunday.Times of India, 3 weeks ago
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