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Hype, Hypocrisy And Hooch

Hype, Hypocrisy And Hooch

Sep 22, 2016

The whole business of prohibition in Gujarat is a big charade. It is soggy wet so those who want to drink, get enough of it but for a price.

No Pleasing The Patidars

No Pleasing The Patidars

Sep 10, 2016

How the first Vijay Rupani led BJP government show of strength against the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti came a cropper...

Dalit March Points To Anti-BJP Front Taking Shape

Dalit March Points To Anti-BJP Front Taking Shape

Aug 22, 2016

It is not the Congress or the Aam Aadmi Party holding the narrative but three youth leaders who have moulded this possibility

A Blue Riddle For The Shah Of Saffron

A Blue Riddle For The Shah Of Saffron

Aug 05, 2016

How reservation and Dalit outrage against atrocities affect comings and goings in the state’s ruling party

The Story Behind Anandiben's Resignation

The Story Behind Anandiben's Resignation

Aug 01, 2016

Speculation had been rife for that she may be replaced and these embers were being fanned by the Amit Shah camp.

The Cow Protector’s Justice

The Cow Protector’s Justice

Jul 22, 2016

A brutal public beating of Dalits by gau rakshaks in Una sets off protests across Gujarat—the BJP feels the heat

Patel Rap Gets Parshottam Into Cabinet

Patel Rap Gets Parshottam Into Cabinet

Jul 05, 2016

Parshottam Rupala, who makes it to the Union council of ministers, is a hardcore partyman

Up, Out Of The Way

Up, Out Of The Way

Apr 21, 2016

The DGP’s transfer to a sinecure in Delhi reeks of motives narrowly political

Another Rejection For GCTOC Bill

Another Rejection For GCTOC Bill

Jan 29, 2016

The Bill which has provision for death penalty and fine of Rs 10 lakhs empowers phone intercepts and it's admissibility as evidence in courts.

The Dhokla Souffle Rises

The Dhokla Souffle Rises

Jan 28, 2016

With Modi away, disparate forces—within and without the BJP—gain traction

How Modi Validat?ed? ?V?endetta

How Modi Validat?ed? ?V?endetta

Dec 23, 2015

?Surprise, surprise, the Modi government in Gujarat sought to give primacy to politics over corruption when it best suited it?...?

‘My Success Has To Do With My Work’

‘My Success Has To Do With My Work’

Dec 18, 2015

'Mine is work on the ground, not pushing files.'

Lull Before The Storm

Lull Before The Storm

Dec 04, 2015

Results of the local body elections in Gujarat reflect the growing urban-rural disconnect and the state government's mishandling of agrarian issue and Patidars.

Blows, Bruises And Scars

Blows, Bruises And Scars

Oct 09, 2015

Hardik's Bihar forays could just be one blow too many in a poll fight on which Modi's prestige is on the line.

The Patel Directory, Revisited

The Patel Directory, Revisited

Aug 28, 2015

The Patidar quota stir may yet spin off in dangerous directions

Zen And Namonomics

Zen And Namonomics

Aug 11, 2015

The BJP government is beginning to show acute signs of fatigue…

Playing Now: A Patel Rap In Modigaon

Playing Now: A Patel Rap In Modigaon

Aug 07, 2015

A stir for OBC status for Patels gathers steam in the CM’s—and PM’s—district

The Somnath Solution

The Somnath Solution

Jun 12, 2015

Hindu hardliners have for long been pressing for a signal step that forcefully puts forth the commitment of a Sangh-supervised government.

“From Vocal Support For Modi To Questioning Him—That’s The Change Here”

“From Vocal Support For Modi To Questioning Him—That’s The Change Here”

May 20, 2015

Voices in Ahmedabad discuss how Modi, despite posturing himself as a democrat, is not fond of dissent.

Not On My Chair

Not On My Chair

Apr 03, 2015

CM Anandiben Patel, Amit Shah jockey for position

Gujarat Model At Work

Gujarat Model At Work

Mar 11, 2015

In many ways, the BJP-led Modi government is trying to emulating Modi's projects in Gujarat at a national level. But is this formula fool-proof?

Inside Story Of Modi’s Suit Sale

Inside Story Of Modi’s Suit Sale

Feb 24, 2015

Celebrities can raise stakes to sell suits but a feather-light fabric often betrays a deadly design.

Skeletons in Gujarat's Cupboard

Skeletons in Gujarat's Cupboard

Feb 04, 2015

Make-or-break local government elections are exposing the rot within the state.

Ever Heard Of Dhoka Dandiya?

Ever Heard Of Dhoka Dandiya?

Jan 14, 2015

The Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas held in Gandhinagar was a disappointing show for the 5,000-odd NRIs who attended.

Role Reversal

Role Reversal

Dec 09, 2014

Was it very long ago that our three honourable worthies—Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah—were mouthing from Gujarat what’s today ‘Mamataspeak’ from West Bengal?.

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