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  • Yogi's big challenge: banishing encephalitis

    Broadcast On August 20, 2017

    ... addressed his own BJP government and, in particular, Health Minister J. P. Nadda. But deaths from Japanese encephalitis continued. Thus, between 2004 and 2017, there was a total of 15,315, 54 per cent ...

  • Yechury's Rajya Sabha exit a godsend for NDA

    Broadcast On August 6, 2017

    ...  Now, when the BJP has more Rajya Sabha MPs than Congress and when the NDA and its friends are no longer heavily outnumbered by the combined opposition, Yechury will be missing. This is particularly dismaying. ...

  • Words, words, words

    Broadcast On May 7, 2010

    ... and clichéd epithet and I can’t see why the BJP is offended. It’s certainly not Mani at his best. Borrowing from the Cambridge Union, here are a few things Mani could have said: ...

  • With politicians like these …..

    Broadcast On June 26, 2008

    ... of the BJP is only marginally better. The thin difference is the fact its not in power and cannot directly influence developments. But the party’s hypocrisy and its determination to place its ...

  • Will Mr. Modi let the BJP trip him up?

    Broadcast On August 31, 2014

    Has the BJP taken leave of its senses? And, of course, that’s a rhetorical and also provocative question but then, as you will soon discover, its both justified and grounded in a disturbing, actually distressing, ...

  • Why two wrongs cannot make a right

    Broadcast On July 8, 2018

    ... BJP without simultaneously striking at Rahul Gandhi and Congress. You can discuss the sins of today without recalling those of the past. There are even times when balance is distorting and we need to ...

  • Whose nose is longer?

    Broadcast On October 20, 2005

    ... its ferocious attack on Laloo Yadav and its prolonged boycott of Parliament over the issue of tainted ministers, the answer is the BJP (44.4 per cent). But, in fact, none of the parties emerges clean. ...

  • Which would you say is the better one?

    Broadcast On December 23, 1998

    ... to have been “Is this government damaged beyond repair or is it in fact about to resurrect itself?”. Its an issue on everyone’s lips yet to ensure that the BJP was fairly handled we decided to break with ...

  • Where are you ‘guv’?

    Broadcast On March 10, 2005

    ... manage simple arithmetic or is very gullible.  But what I write of Congress-appointed governors is equally true of those chosen by the BJP.  Vinod Pande was one of theirs. Jagmohan, who they roundly ...

  • What ‘Zeeks’ could have taught Mr. Modi

    Broadcast On November 10, 2013

    “When the BJP said Modi would make history, did you realize he would literally make it up?” Pertie was laughing but it was a telling point. “If only someone like Zeeks had taught him he wouldn’t have made ...

  • What they didn’t say

    Broadcast On July 28, 2013

    The recent angry exchanges between Congress and BJP hide more than they reveal. Whilst it’s true politicians often don’t speak the truth and rarely the full truth, on this occasion what they glossed over ...

  • What should we make of Narendra Modi?

    Broadcast On June 8, 2014

    ... frequently asked and because I don’t have a definitive answer I’m encouraged to search for one. Let’s start with Mr. Modi’s personal style. On the day he was elected leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party ...

  • Well begun, Mr Gandhi, but the jury is still out on this

    Broadcast On April 26, 2015

    ... this conclusion. Even the BJP is unable to convincingly disagree! Doubt seems to have entered the party’s mind. But what do the facts suggest? Do they support the media’s conclusion or have we all collectively ...

  • Voices from the BJP

    Broadcast On July 14, 2013

    What should we make of Amit Shah’s comments on the Ram temple? Do they reveal his lack of experience or the fact he’s speaking on issues he’s not authorized to talk about, as some in the BJP explain? Or ...

  • Unimpressed by power and money - that’s the message

    Broadcast On February 15, 2015

    ... isn’t loud or even clearly expressed but it lingers beyond the resounding vote. If you don’t deliver we could bundle you out as comprehensively as we swept you in. For Narendra Modi and the BJP the message ...

  • Understanding the India we've created

    Broadcast On April 14, 2019

    ... struck my attention. It’s not disturbing but it is, nonetheless, revealing. It seems that in the last one year, from May 2018 till the end of March 2019, the greatest gain in support for the BJP has come ...

  • Understanding the Gen. V. K. Singh controversy

    Broadcast On September 29, 2013

    ... people think he’s about to join the BJP? The timing, I have to admit, smells. But, then, leaks are always motivated. That’s why they happen. This leads to a fourth and, perhaps, more difficult question. ...

  • t’s only an article

    Broadcast On June 24, 2002

    ... so self-righteous we’re above criticism?” “What do you think?” I wasn’t sure and, anyway, I was more interested in her answer. “I don’t know. Probably all three. But the BJP looks silly when ...

  • Two faces of Mr Modi’s government: the good and the ugly

    Broadcast On June 15, 2014

    ... slow to pick up,  could possibly be more significant. Mr Javdekar addressed many of the apprehensions of critics of the BJP when he declared that he believed in “ a rainbow of different opinions” and added ...


    Broadcast On May 4, 2014

    ... only if Congress is prepared to support Harshvardhan and a BJP government. But that is not just unlikely, it’s almost inconceivable. This was known the moment Kejriwal resigned. Therefore, there was no ...