Arvind Kejriwal

Art of Living and Political Loyalty

It was a picture that radiated temporal Lutyens-land power: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar flanked by…

One year of Kejriwal govt

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

An Odd, but Happy New Year

The first day on roads after the implementation of the Odd-Even Rule.

A look at our netas’ 2016 resolutions

It’s that time of the year: The bells are ringing and carols are being sung.…

Poison in the Air

There is something toxic in the Delhi air. And no, its not just the deadly…

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.

Delhi polls a ‘class war’ between ‘mufflerman’ and supreme leader

Just before the December 2013 Delhi elections, our housekeeper, who has been the mainstay of our home for over a decade, came with a special request. “Sir, I want to get a voter ID card,” she said enthusiastically. We managed the voter card and on election day, she turned to me triumphantly with her inked finger, “Humne jhadoo ko vote diya!” Now, over a year later, she is planning to vote again for AAP. It’s the same with the municipal worker who cleans the street near our home, the driver and the watchman.

Kejriwal vs Bedi contest has opened a fascinating window in Indian politics

The year 2011 was the year of Anna Hazare, as a septuagenarian activist was literally lifted out of near-retirement to be projected as a modern-day Gandhi. Four years later, Anna has returned to the anonymity of the village square at Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra but the torch-bearers of his anti-corruption movement are back on the national centre stage in an all new avatar and in a dramatically transformed context.

Let’s Put Manipur on the Map

Boxing films have always enthralled me. As a teenager, the Rocky series was inspirational. Raging Bull, the story of Jake La Motta, is probably the gold standard for all sports films, with Robert de Niro at his histrionic best. Other boxing films like The Fighter and Million Dollar Baby have also been captivating.