Articles by Sandipan Sharma
Nov 24, 2017
'Modi lost his touch, sentimental appeals won't work': Alpesh Thakor exudes confidence ahead of Gujarat polls"Narendra Modi ji will come and cry," predicted OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, seated inside a swiftly moving SUV on the Radhanpur-Patan highway.
Nov 20, 2017
Congress' Gujarat plan: Strategy is to confine BJP bigwigs to constituencies, strike OBC-Patidar allianceIts first list of 77 candidates declared on Sunday suggests the Congress is trying to work on a strategy that has three key elements
Nov 10, 2017
Why is Delhi not demanding the right to breathe? City's indifference reason why politicians get away with failuresWhere exactly is the anger among citizens about the hazard to their health? Are the people of Delhi really worried about the cancer-causing pollutants they are inhaling?
Nov 03, 2017
The rebranding of Rahul Gandhi: From staple of lampoons to show-stealer, tracing Congress VP's rise in popularityAfter several years, brand Rahul Gandhi is in demand again, he is either trending on Twitter or dominating headlines on Google.
Oct 27, 2017
Rahul Gandhi is falling in love with politics: Is Congress VP getting better at game once played by Narendra Modi?For the first time in his life, Rahul Gandhi is having fun. He is smiling, laughing, cracking jokes, coining acronyms and firing double taps at the most famous chest in Indian politics.
Oct 24, 2017
Vasundhara Raje backs down on draconian 'gag order', but Rajasthan govt will pay a heavy price for this misadventureRajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje has realised that discretion is the better part of politics, especially when elections are on the horizon.
Oct 23, 2017
Rajasthan ordinance: Vasundhara Raje govt's draconian move will only assist the corrupt, deprive citizens of rightsWithin a few months, raje acquired the persona of a diffident, inaccessible and tired leader whose only aim appeared to maintain a low-profile, remain in power and do absolutely nothing.
Oct 17, 2017
Narendra Modi re-enacts role of Gujarat caretaker: Does Congress have power to fight PM's 'I-am-Gujarat' pitch?Apart from trying to sell himself as the interpreter and healer of maladies, Modi, is back again to his favourite theme — that of Gujarati pride.
Oct 16, 2017
Yogi Adityanath govt in Uttar Pradesh ignoring Taj Mahal betrays its myopic view of historyThe Yogi Adityanath government's recent decision to leave the Taj Mahal out of its tourism department booklet is yet another reminder of the deep-seated anxiety of this brigade.
Oct 13, 2017
Rahul Gandhi's new image of a humble man projects him as Narendra Modi's ideological adversaryDuring his road show in Gujarat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi sort of outdid himself when he threw pointed barbs at the Narendra Modi government.