Articles by Sandipan Sharma
Feb 23, 2018
Ghosts in Rajasthan's Assembly; just when you thought things couldn't get verseIt seems the 'supernatural' has gripped the Rajasthan Assembly as MLAs fear the building is haunted after the deaths of two sitting MLAs within six months.
Feb 21, 2018
Delhi chief secretary vs AAP MLAs: Arvind Kejriwal must change before his confrontational nature kills the partyThe unprecedented stand-off in Delhi between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators and bureaucrats is yet another reminder of the perils of the Arvind Kejriwal style of confrontational politics
Feb 19, 2018
Nirav Modi's fraud case not a first for Punjab National Bank, it has been a sitting duck for decadesNirav Modi's case, and Rajendra Sethia before him, show there is something about PNB that makes it attractive to scamsters, loan defaulters and frauds.
Feb 08, 2018
Narendra Modi's Parliament speech: Blistering rhetoric apart, PM's deification of Sardar Patel may need fact checkIf Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was willing to trade Hyderabad for Kashmir, how can the BJP argue the Valley would have been ours if Patel were the prime minister?
Feb 06, 2018
Amit Shah and BJP only hiding their failure by claiming pakoda sellers as a success story of their governmentAmit Shah's grilling of the Congress over its failures to generate jobs during 55 years would have been palatable during the 2014 election campaign. But now, it sounds stale. It smells like failure
Jan 25, 2018
Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray announces divorce, but will actions match his words?Uddhav, instead, his placed himself in an open battlefield, bared his artillery and arsenal, months ahead of the battle in 2019 and 2020. While not wanting to be a fish out of power, he has become a sitting duck.
Jan 16, 2018
Pravin Togadia goes 'missing', claims threat to life: How VHP poster boy became a 'nuisance' for BJP govt in RajasthanThough Praveen Bhai Togadia, the firebrand VHP leader, is no longer a boy, the Rajasthan government has every reason to feel it has been harassed by him.
Jan 15, 2018
Ashok Gehlot a thorn in Rahul Gandhi's 2018 Rajasthan plans: Defeats no deterrent for ambitious two-time CMRahul Gandhi has a severe headache building up in Rajasthan. It is called Ashok Gehlot.
Dec 27, 2017
Pakistan's 'inhuman' treatment of Jadhav's family is low-level diplomacy aimed at drawing global attentionLet us forget for a moment Kulbhushan Jadhav and his purported role in spying. For a moment, let us set aside the debate on his alleged guilt. Let us talk just about Pakistan's treatment of two women it had invited as a "humanitarian gesture", as a show of "goodwill." Let us evaluate Pakistan just as a mezbaan, a host.
Dec 22, 2017
2G spectrum case: Bureaucrats 'suppressing facts' from Manmohan Singh, his own silence led to ex-PM's downfallFormer prime minister Manmohan Singh once famously said his silence was better than a thousand answers because it kept the aabroo (honour) of many questions.