Congress Has A Deeper Problem Than The Gandhis - by Sreenivasan Jain

Congress Has A Deeper Problem Than The Gandhis - by Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain | Wednesday March 16, 2022

As expected, the Congress was one of worst performers in this latest election cycle, and as expected, (justifiable) demands for the removal of the Sonia-Rahul-Priyanka Gandhi trio from the helm of affairs have begun anew.

Blog: The Lakhimpur Lesson - Hate Speech Finally A Liability For BJP?

Blog: The Lakhimpur Lesson - Hate Speech Finally A Liability For BJP?

Sreenivasan Jain | Friday October 15, 2021

Could this, then, finally be a lesson to the BJP, that when hate is let out of the bottle, it becomes impossible to ensure that it will only be directed at politically-convenient targets at politically-convenient times?

Blog: At Afghanistan Embassy In India, Quiet Resistance Against Taliban

Blog: At Afghanistan Embassy In India, Quiet Resistance Against Taliban

Sreenivasan Jain | Saturday September 25, 2021

In a leafy lane in Delhi's Diplomatic Enclave, Afghanistan's embassy is grappling with a question confronting Afghan diplomats in capitals across the world triggered by the hasty, unseemly exit of former President Ashraf Ghani and the rapid takeover

Blog: Not Yet, But Soon? Talk Of BJP-Sena Reunion Picks Up

Blog: Not Yet, But Soon? Talk Of BJP-Sena Reunion Picks Up

Sreenivasan Jain | Monday June 21, 2021

A possible rapprochement between the BJP and Shiv Sena, triggered by the recent unscripted meeting between Uddhav Thackeray and Prime Minister Modi in Dehli, is not entirely implausible.

Blog: Why The Farm Bill May Not Be The 1991 Moment For Indian Farmers

Blog: Why The Farm Bill May Not Be The 1991 Moment For Indian Farmers

Sreenivasan Jain & Mariyam Alavi | Wednesday October 07, 2020

Amid rising unrest, supporters of the Farm Bill inside and outside the government describe it as ushering in a 1991 moment for Indian farming, suggesting that this will liberate farmers from the clutches of state-run mandi's and middlemen-commission agents, paving the entry for corporate players who will offer farmers a better deal.

Blog: From Mumbai Hostel Room To High Seat Of Power: Rise Of Devendra Fadnavis

Blog: From Mumbai Hostel Room To High Seat Of Power: Rise Of Devendra Fadnavis

Sreenivasan Jain | Friday October 18, 2019

Maharashtra elections 2019: The transformation of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis from a low-key BJP strategist to a modern-day political campaigner is evident at a rally in Purandar, on the outskirts of Pune.

Blog: Want Lynchings To Stop? A Six-Point Guide For The BJP

Blog: Want Lynchings To Stop? A Six-Point Guide For The BJP

Sreenivasan Jain | Wednesday July 25, 2018

As outrage rises over cow-related lynchings, the government has responded by appointing a high-level committee to study the growing menace. They have also issued an advisory asking states to rein in the violence, the second in a month.

Blog: Record-Breaking Cash Seizures In Karnataka Just Tip Of The Iceberg

Blog: Record-Breaking Cash Seizures In Karnataka Just Tip Of The Iceberg

Sreenivasan Jain | Monday May 07, 2018

It came as no surprise to observers of Karnataka elections that the Election Commission last week reported a record-breaking haul of seized cash and other election inducements of Rs 152 crore, the second highest state in such seizures.

Blog: BJP Handling Of Yeddyurappa's Son Drives Major Conspiracy Theory

Blog: BJP Handling Of Yeddyurappa's Son Drives Major Conspiracy Theory

Sreenivasan Jain | Sunday April 29, 2018

For all the rivalry, both BS Yeddyurappa and Siddaramaiah share an unusual predicament - while both have been declared chief ministerial candidates by their respective parties, an impressive performance may not necessarily guarantee either a chance to rule the state.

Blog: Sasikala's Earlier Acquittal Had Large Loopholes. Now A New Verdict

Blog: Sasikala's Earlier Acquittal Had Large Loopholes. Now A New Verdict

Sreenivasan Jain | Monday February 06, 2017

The political takeover by VK Sasikala, J Jayalalithaa's long-time aide, has largely been obstacle-free. But with the AIADMK voting to make her the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, she does face one potential challenge: the Supreme Court has said today that in a week's time, it will rule on whether she is guilty of charges of corruption in a three-decade-old case.

Blog: 'NDTV, You're First': My Interview With Donald Trump

Blog: 'NDTV, You're First': My Interview With Donald Trump

Sreenivasan Jain | Sunday October 16, 2016

"NDTV, you're first" - with those words, my crew and I were led into a small room on the side of an auditorium, and brought face to face with Donald Trump.

Blog: How The Maharashtra Government Might Be 'Licensing' <i>Gau Rakshak</i> Violence

Blog: How The Maharashtra Government Might Be 'Licensing' Gau Rakshak Violence

Sreenivasan Jain | Tuesday August 02, 2016

Filming for the NDTV show Truth vs Hype last week, we caught on camera how an aggressive mob of gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) forcibly stopped a truck on the outskirts of Pune, yanked the driver out, snatched his phone, and forced the truck to a police station.

Opinion: <i>Gai Pe Charcha:</i> BJP and Cow Violence

Opinion: Gai Pe Charcha: BJP and Cow Violence

Sreenivasan Jain | Tuesday October 20, 2015

We are now told that the Prime Minister is "angry" with the incendiary statements made by his party colleagues. It isn't quite clear why. After all, the troops were dutifully following the general's lead.

Opinion: Why the Debate Over the Sanatan Sanstha Ban Diverts From the Real Questions

Opinion: Why the Debate Over the Sanatan Sanstha Ban Diverts From the Real Questions

Sreenivasan Jain | Thursday September 24, 2015

With the Hindutva group Sanathan Sanstha once again in the news after one of its members was arrested for his alleged role in the murder of Govind Pansare, a parallel - but distracting - controversy has broken out on why the group has not been banned.

Opinion: Three Murders and the Dilemma of the Violent Fringe

Opinion: Three Murders and the Dilemma of the Violent Fringe

Sreenivasan Jain | Monday September 21, 2015

The arrest of Samir Gaikwad, a member of the Sanathan Sanstha, on suspicion of his role in the murder of the Communist leader Govind Pansare in February has foregrounded the dilemma of gauging the full extent of the violent potential of fringe groups.

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