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Sandip Roy

May 4, 2014

Elections 2014: The unusual campaign of Varun Gandhi

In a part of the world where everything is about caste and sub-caste, Varun Gandhi tells his audiences to rise above caste and creed. Starry-eyed idealism or a real push for change? #BJP #Congress #Elections 2014 #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #PoliticsDecoder #Sultanpur #Varun Gandhi

May 2, 2014

Reagan? Nixon? Thatcher? Which world leader is Modi?

Is Narendra Modi India's Reagan? Or Nixon? Or Thatcher? Our need to classify Modi is turning into a pundits' version of a Buzzfeed quiz. #Adolf Hitler #Buzzfeed #Margaret Thatcher #Narendra Modi #Richard Nixon #Ronald Reagan

Apr 29, 2014

Mamata vs Modi: Battle for Bengal or just shadow boxing?

Why is Mamata so vociferously up in arms about a party that's not supposed to get more than one or two seats? The BJP says 2014 will mark its arrival as Bengal's main opposition party. And Mamata is scared. #BJP #Communist Party of India #CPI(M) #Elections 2014 #Left Front #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Mamata #Mamata Banerjee #Modi #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Sitaram Yechury #TMC #Trinamool Congress

Apr 28, 2014

De de vote de: How Bappi-da is Modi-fying his greatest hits

No Bappi Lahiri hit is safe anymore. Now that the King of Disco is a BJP candidate from Serampore, he's turning his greatest hits into BJP anthems. #Bappi Lahiri #Mamata Banerjee #Modi #Narendra Modi #Narendra Modi rally in Serampore #Serampore #West Bengal

Apr 28, 2014

Modi taunts Mamata over Saradha; Look after your wife, retorts TMC

Narendra Modi took the gloves off as he tore into Mamata Banerjee in Bengal. Saradha. Development. Minorities. Nothing was off the table. But the blow that really stung was about Mamata the painter. #Bappi Lahiri #BJP #Butcher of Gujarat #India #Jashodaben #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Mamata Banerjee #Mamata's paintings #Narendra Modi #Politics #Saradha Chit fund #Sudipta Sen #TMC

Apr 26, 2014

Look, I voted: Voter selfie wave trumps Modi tsunami

The act of voting used to end inside the booth. Now it's not complete until the voter selfie has been tweeted out to the world. It's a voter selfie tsunami on our social media timelines with our celebrities leading the charge. #2014 Lok Sabha Elections #Amitabh Bachchan #Indelible ink #India #JustSaying #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Politics #Preity Zinta #Sachin Tendulkar #Selfie #Shah Rukh Khan #voter mark #Voter Selfie

Apr 25, 2014

Ghost of Saradha chit fund scam still haunts Mamata in Bengal

Mamata's problem is that during her years as opposition, she had been demanding a CBI probe when it suited her needs, and when she wanted to put the Left Front government in the dock. Now the tables have turned. #BJP #CBI investigation #Congress #CPI(M) #Enforcement Directorate #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Mukul Roy #Narendra Modi #Odisha #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Saradha Chit fund scam #TMC #Trinamool Congress

Apr 24, 2014

The miracle of voting: In elections in India, size matters

Sandip Roy speaks to Mukulika Banerjee about what elections mean to India — and the real miracle in it. #Elections2014 #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #NumberCruncher #Podcast #Politics #Voting

Apr 23, 2014

Shazia Ilmi’s ‘communal’ remark isn’t hate speech, it’s just stupid

Shazia Ilmi meant to say something and said pretty much the opposite. She does not understand in a heated election cycle a savvy politician should never ever play sarcastic semantic games with words like “communal” and “secular”. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Communal #hate speech #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #PoliticsDecoder #secular #Shazia Ilmi

Apr 22, 2014

In Kolkata, the sandesh wears party colours

Kolkata's sandesh have jumped into the electoral fray. As Trinamool, CPM, BJP and Congress battle it out on the campaign trail for the hearts and minds of voters, their sandesh counterparts are engaged in a proxy battle for the city's sweet tooth. #Balaram and Radharaman Mullick #BJP #Congress #food #Kolkata #Sandesh #Sweets #TMC #West Bengal