'What is holding this government to ransom is the Parivar,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.'It is this group's thought process, ideals and philosophies that course through the veins of India's elected government. And it is this that is holding the government, and through it the country, to ransom.' As I write this, a full 48 hours have passed since the orchestrated assault on journalists inside New Delhi's Patiala House court complex on Monday. In this time, neither the prime minister nor the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'This little incident might seem trivial to most people. But when such things happen in the BCCI's own backyard...'Dhruv Munjal reports. IMAGE: Harsha Bhogle with Ajay Jadeja and Deepika Padukone on Sony's Extra Innings show. On a blustery June afternoon at Edgbaston in 2013, India narrowly beat England in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy. Virat Kohli scored a gritty 43; Ravichandran Ashwin produced a scintillating off-spin masterclass. The English were harassed, strangled and then ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
After delivering a fiery speech peppered with humour at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Thursday to target the Narendra Modi dispensation and the Sangh Parivar, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar is reportedly set to campaign for the upcoming Kerala and West Bengal assembly polls for the Left Front.Rediff.com's Saisuresh Sivaswamy had earlier in the day observed that to take his fight forward -- for "azaadi within the Indian system, not outside India" -- Kanhaiya will have to ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'To take his fight forward -- for "azaadi within the Indian system, not outside India" -- he will have to enter the very arena that has both his tormentors and apparent benefactors.''The former are easy to identify, but it is those who come bearing gifts that he has to be wary of,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. The night of March 3 has been a night of bonfires, in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, in assorted newsrooms, among the vocal percentage of Netizens (which, in any case, is ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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