Devendra Fadnavis

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It’s the Opposition, stupid!

So here is the paradox of our times. Read the business pages, and there is…

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There is Fadnavis Only

A curious election littered with many firsts is taking place in Maharashtra. A 49 year…

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Today Narendra, tomorrow Devendra?

One of the first press conferences I covered as a rookie reporter was of Bal…

Netas and the love for land

In Maharashtra, and arguably across the country, the state is increasingly identified with real estate.…

Thank you Mr Fadnavis

A fortnight ago, in this very column, I wrote an open letter to the chief…

My Reply to Maharashtra CM

Dear Devendraji,

Firstly, I wish to thank you for replying to my open letter and creating space for a public debate. This is a sign of a truly healthy democracy and is rare for a politician in this day and age. I truly appreciate that a big politician chooses to reply to a humble columnist: doesn’t happen too often in an age where the media is a soft target. However, while I do not wish this to become a tu to main main, I must reserve the right to reply.

Forget bans, focus on drought

Dear Devendraji, This letter should normally have been a private mail congratulating you on completing…