Articles by Sandipan Sharma
Feb 23, 2017
UP Assembly Election 2017: Phase 4 will decide who will win state, and so far BJP holds the winning cardsPolling in the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections will decide who will form the next government in the state. This round will either give the BJP a huge advantage over its rivals or bring it at par with the two other major contenders. The consensus within analysts, observers and politicians is that the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance did not live up to expectations in the third phase of polling that was supposed to give it a clear advantage.
Feb 22, 2017
Saif Ali Khan on Islamophobia, Taimur: Why Rangoon star's candour is so refreshingSaif Ali Khan's openness is refreshing because Indian actors and entertainers almost always think a million times before speaking on anything except their work, that too in worn out cliches
Feb 20, 2017
Rajasthan: Series of incidents over past few months shows dangerous closing of mindsA series of incidents over the past few months has shown a dangerous closing of the Rajasthani mind, known both for its trading acumen and chivalry, to reveal a place that springs surprises that are both comical and scary.
Feb 16, 2017
With Palaniswami as new Tamil Nadu CM, only a miracle can save Jayalalithaa loyalist O PanneerselvamUnless a miracle saves him or his supporters spill out on the streets, this looks like the end of O Panneerselvam, the courtier who wanted to be the king.
Feb 15, 2017
Kaziranga shoot poachers at sight order: Govt chooses to be an ostrich in rhino landStopping poachers has always been a challenge for authorities of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. But, the current administration seems to have taken its efforts too far by reportedly issuing shoot at sight orders to forest guards, committing an illegality that needs to be probed immediately.
Feb 14, 2017
AIADMK crisis: Sasikala's unwillingness to surrender even after SC's verdict is a point of concernMoments after she was convicted and sentenced for four years by the Supreme Court, Chinnamma's lawyers suggested she isn't willing to go to jail in a hurry. Her lawyers said she will seek a month's time to surrender because of 'ill health'.
Feb 14, 2017
AIADMK crisis: The delicious irony of Panneerselvam celebrating SC verdict finding Amma guiltyMoments after the apex court announced its judgment on Tuesday morning, Panneerselvam's camp broke into impromptu celebrations. The overwhelming feeling in his camp was justice had been served.
Feb 11, 2017
Rewriting history to suit Hindutva: The Vasundhara Raje govt is insulting the legacy of Maharana PratapIn a state obsessed with royalty and titles, the royalty is obsessed with its history. So much so that the line that exists between facts, fiction, superstition and tea-stall talk often gets blurred, leading to some really interesting insights into history.
Feb 09, 2017
RSS' narrow Hindutva not rooted in reality, but similar to radicalisation sweeping through IslamThe obsession with religion has brought many countries to the brink of disaster and misery, and ruined the lives of millions. Thankfully, Indians are wise enough to see the perils of embracing narrow definitions of Hindutva
Feb 08, 2017
AIADMK crisis: Between Sasikala and Panneerselvam, 'wait and watch' would have been bestEvery stakeholder in the political crisis in Tamil Nadu seems to be making the same error: acting in haste instead of waiting for the drama to unfold on its own and democracy to have its say