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  • Blog: From Indira To Rajiv, 10 Defining Moments Of Election Seasons
    Sunetra Choudhury
    Whether it's this one or the late night drama and tug-of-war between the two A's- Amit Shah and Ahmed Patel - or the victory due to faulty pens in the Haryana elections, there's always a hook if you look for it in the polling ring.
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  • Blog: Here's Winking At You, Priya Varrier, More Power to Your Swag
    Sunetra Choudhury
    Thanks to the good fight led by young actor Priya Varrier and the filmmakers, I also learnt that the winking song actually has some very religions connotations.
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  • Blog: I Covered The Gujarat Election. My Top 10 Takeaways
    Sunetra Choudhury
    Modi magic, Amit Shah grit, and other takeaways from Gujarat
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  • Blog: Has Gujarat Really Transformed RG? Here Are A Few Clues
    Sunetra Choudhury
    It isn't just Rahul's evolution that we are looking at, it is also RG's new-found brothers-in-arms- Hardik, Jignesh and Alpesh.
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  • Blog: Ex-Principal Thampu Reveals 5 Big Scandals About St. Stephen's
    Sunetra Choudhury
    From increasing the quota for Christian students to being a stickler for attendance even if it meant holding back a cricketing hero, Valson Thampu commissioned many controversies.
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  • Blog: I Covered Aarushi Case For Years. So Who Killed Her?
    Sunetra Choudhury
    There's one aspect of reporting on the CBI which haunts me forever. It was around the time that the CBI had just taken over the Aarushi case and they were doing their strange and totally unscientific test to check if having the air conditioning on in the Talwars' room meant that the parents could hear what had happened within her room.
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  • Blog: Fab Things I Learnt From The Privacy Judgement
    Sunetra Choudhury
    Over the next few days you are going to hear a lot about the landmark privacy judgement delivered by nine top judges of the Supreme Court. There will be analysis and even more analysis by lawyers, ex-judges, and egg-heads about why this 500-odd page document is pathbreaking or where it falls short. I'm certainly not even half qualified as any one o...
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  • Blog: The Difficulty Of Covering PM Modi At G-20
    Sunetra Choudhury
    Apparently, right where we were at the G20 centre, PM Modi shook hands, got waved at and then held forth on some enthralling subject while POTUS Donald Trump just listened. Apparently, it was very interesting because not just POTUS, but other leaders gathered to listen to him too. If you're wondering why I say "apparently", it's because five other ...
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  • Blog: Indrani Mukerjea's Grey Hair Intriguing, But She's Not the Story
    Sunetra Choudhury
    Every time Indrani Mukerjea appears in court as she faces trial for the murder of a daughter she gave birth to when she was 15, the cameras get a picture of her and it is always published. People can't take their eyes off the greying, exposed roots of her hair. As the grey increases, we all wonder what we'd look like if we were locked up without to...
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  • Blog: Who's Prashant Kishor, Sheila Dikshit Reportedly Asked
    Sunetra Choudhury
    The 37-year-old told her that he was from Rahul Gandhi's office and when he shared his vision, she benignly nodded along. Soon after he left, she called her party's top bosses and asked if he really was who he claimed.
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  • Blog: Tina Dabi's Mother And I: A Tale Of 2 Working Mothers
    Sunetra Choudhury
    You know when a string of random events come together in your mind to tell you a larger story? I had that recently, and the reason I write this is because it is haunting me, and also maybe for you or someone else you know too. Or maybe I just needed to put it down to make sense of it for myself.
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  • Blog: Kanhaiya And An Electric Moment Close To Midnight At JNU
    Sunetra Choudhury
    It is often hard to assess how successful a political speech really is. Journalists use turnout, crowd response and their own formulations to gauge, but on Thursday night, the press pack at Jawaharlal Nehru University was unusually unanimous.
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  • Blog: Lessons From <i>Aligarh</i>, In The Time Of 'Anti-Nationalism'
    Sunetra Choudhury
    At a time when my own profession is under attack for being partisan, Aligarh, like Spotlight and the Aaron Sorkin drama Newsroom, reminds us what's really important in journalism.
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  • Opinion: Odd-Even Led Me To Having An Affair
    Sunetra Choudhury
    As the odd-even experiment ends, I realize that my affair may not last. My phone's photo gallery has a series of pictures of the sky, and the truth is that the horizon isn't as blue as I would have liked. The AQ or air quality index must have affected my IQ, or at least my EQ, because I think something's changed. After all, didn't Delhi come togeth...
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  • Blog: Bollywood, Thank God For Your New Women
    Sunetra Choudhury
    It's that time of the year when everyone's putting out their "Best of" lists- the best books of the year gone by, the big news moments, and of course, my personal favourite, the best movies. And as you go down these lists, I'd like to pitch an idea I've been thinking about a lot lately: the idea that the biggest change in the last one year in Bolly...
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