Aam Aadmi Party

The AAP factor

If there was an award for the most successful political start up of  the last…

AAP and the end of Hope

On the day the exit polls for the Delhi municipal elections were predicting a BJP…

AAP at the crossroads

Writing obituaries of political parties can be a hazardous business. In July 2014, an international…

The Muck Of Indian Politics

History repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce, but in Indian politics, the farce…

One year of Kejriwal govt

A few years ago, I was sitting next to Manohar Parrikar on a flight. The…

AAP politics: The khichdi has begun to smell

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, but what happens when the farce…

It’s too early to consider Kejriwal as magnet for anti-BJP forces

Call it “tyranny of distance” or simply the nature of the Delhi-centric 24×7 “national” media, but a day after Arvind Kejriwal’s famous win, the BJP swept the local body elections in Assam — only there were no bold headlines or screaming breaking news to announce the results.

Farewell MV Kamath

In February this year, I met MV Kamath for the last time. Kamath, a veteran journalist, was dean of the Manipal Institute of Communication and had invited me to talk on the political situation in the country. We had to walk two floors: Kamath was 93, ailing, but insisted on taking the stairs. ‘I need to get fit,’

If Kejriwal fails to deliver he may end up victim of his own success

The ubiquitous Rotary Clubs are a decent indicator of the urban upper middle class mood.…