Articles by Sandipan Sharma
Aug 21, 2017
Arvind Kejriwal's latest avatar: From loudmouthed to taciturn, Delhi CM aims for long haul in politicsThat Arvind Kejriwal is keen to start from the scratch, make a fresh beginning and fight for reclaiming his past is evident in his evolving fight with private schools in Delhi accused of overcharging parents.
Aug 17, 2017
Rahul Gandhi's united Opposition a pipe dream, only a cataclysmic event can cause BJP defeatSpeaking at a gathering of Opposition parties, Rahul Gandhi exhorted them to get together so that "these people (the BJP) are not seen anywhere."
Aug 16, 2017
Gorakhpur tragedy: Allegations against Kafeel Ahmed are false, reveal Hindutva brigade's bigotryThe attack on Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan from Gorakhpur shows that the keyboard warriors of Hindutva can't stand up to the fact that when their heroes failed, a Muslim proved that he is a doctor and an Indian first
Aug 15, 2017
Mohan Bhagwat defies restraint, hoists flag in Kerala school: Why RSS did not fly Tricolour for 52 yearsThe RSS and the Tricolour have had a fascinating history of resistance, rejection and acceptance. It may come as a rude surprise to neo recruits like Sharma that the RSS-- not the Congis+Commies+Left-- did not hoist the national flag at its headquarters for 52 years.
Aug 13, 2017
Gorakhpur tragedy: UP govt's stance that Yogi Adityanath was not aware of crisis doesn't add upWhen Yogi Adityanath was anointed chief minister of the state, his fans sang impromptu paeans to his competence, wrote reams of odes to his work ethics.
Aug 10, 2017
Lifelong government housing for former chief ministers is organised loot under the garb of democracyMany state governments are now allowing former chief ministers to become lifelong guests of the state government in the city of their choice, for free.
Aug 10, 2017
Ahmed Patel survives scare but Congress must do some real thinking to regain power in GujaratThe EC's decision to disqualify two Congress legislators for showing their ballot papers to unauthorised persons in spite of pressure from the BJP is a welcome sign.
Aug 09, 2017
Chandigarh stalking case: Victim shaming, misogyny is a trademark of Hindustani-Pakistani brotherhoodIndia and Pakistan were separated at birth. But the umbilical cord of misogyny, victim-shaming keeps them united forever in an embrace.
Aug 07, 2017
Haryana stalking case: BJP's silence, dysfunctional law and order machinery make victim's fight necessaryThe cowardice of the cops in dealing with the Vikas Barala in alleged stalking case because of his links to BJP and the public shaming of the victim are the reasons why the victim's fight is important
Aug 04, 2017
India-China standoff needs patient diplomacy, not war-mongering: Modi govt should look to Leo TolstoyIt is reassuring to hear Sushma Swaraj rule out war as an option and talk about diplomacy as the only solution for India's current standoff with China.