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  • Why two wrongs cannot make a right

    Broadcast On July 8, 2018

    ... the Gujarat killings of 2002 we have to bring up the Sikh slaughter of 1984. If we find fault with Narendra Modi’s rhetoric we balance it with a critique of Rahul Gandhi’s tweets. When we discuss the way ...

  • What they didn’t say

    Broadcast On July 28, 2013

    ... is far more important than what they said. Here’s a peek into what they left deliberately unsaid. First, Narendra Modi. He told Reuters he has been given a “thoroughly clean-chit” by the Supreme Court’s ...

  • What should we make of Narendra Modi?

    Broadcast On June 8, 2014

    As the government completes its first fortnight, are we witnessing a new Narendra Modi, as many believe, or was the media simply wrong in its initial understanding of the man? It’s a question I’ve been ...

  • Voices from the BJP

    Broadcast On July 14, 2013

    ... dominates our lives and people have very different aspirations. Does the Ram Mandir chime with all of this? Or is it relegated to a forgotten past? Perhaps the third concern is most important: do Narendra ...

  • Uninformed voting isn’t meaningful democracy

    Broadcast On April 6, 2014

    ... determine those decisions? The answer is very little, if anything at all. That’s why our act of voting falls short of meaningful democracy. It won’t be any different this time. Narendra Modi, Rahul ...

  • 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

    ... increase although in every age group there’s been some enhancement of support. So, clearly, the young are attracted to the BJP and, I suspect, in particular, to Narendra Modi. Will that continue as they ...

  • Understanding the Gen. V. K. Singh controversy

    Broadcast On September 29, 2013

    ... valour? The third question concerns the leak: is it a coincidence it happened days after Gen. V.K. Singh appeared on a platform alongside Narendra Modi or is it an attempt to undermine him because some ...

  • Unbelievable words

    Broadcast On June 24, 2004

    ... of this is a suggestive mountain made out of a coincidental molehill pause and see if you can remember the date on which Mr. Vajpayee made his famous comments about Narendra Modi. It was the 13th. But ...

  • There’s no fool like one who doesn’t know it!

    Broadcast On March 9, 2014

    ... they think we’re fools?” Pertie’s point set me thinking. The election speeches we’ve started hearing – and there are a lot more in store for us! – make a very similar assumption. For instance, when Narendra ...

  • The ‘Modification’ of Politics

    Broadcast On December 30, 2007

    Narendra Modi’s stunning victory will change Indian politics decisively, perhaps dramatically, possibly desperately. I have no doubt it’s a turning point. Actually, it will amount to several turning points. ...

  • The ‘clown prince’ and the ‘chaiwallah’s son’

    Broadcast On October 6, 2013

    ... Narendra Modi. As an opposition leader he has every right to criticize the Prime Minister and it’s his prerogative to do so where, when and how he wants. But if the facts he relies on are wrong he will ...

  • The two faces of Narendra Modi – Politically bold and economically timorous

    Broadcast On October 26, 2014

    It’s a paradox but Prime Minister Modi’s response to the political challenges he faces is significantly different to the way he handles the economic challenges that confront him. You could almost say they ...

  • The sad truth about our politicians

    Broadcast On March 2, 2014

    ... Mukesh Ambani’s alleged Swiss bank account numbers without any proof to substantiate the claim? Is it fitting to state Ambani controls Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi? To call Bhupinder Singh Hooda “a property ...

  • The new rhetoric

    Broadcast On January 13, 2003

    ... being picked upon. The crude version, in the style of an akhara bully boy rolling up his sleeves and spoiling for a fight, is best represented by Narendra Modi. He sought and succeeded in demonising ...

  • The nation had the company of Mr Modi each day of the year

    Broadcast On May 24, 2015

    Day after tomorrow Narendra Modi will have been Prime Minister of India for a full year. The one unquestionable thing you can say of this period is that he has dominated the news. Whether you like him ...

  • The key lessons Mr. Gandhi must learn

    Broadcast On February 2, 2014

    ... around his neck – Rahul Gandhi needs a credible response to 1984. The key issue is: how can he claim Rajiv Gandhi’s role in 1984 was different to Narendra Modi’s in 2002? If Modi was reluctant to quell ...

  • The Congress has lost its funny bone

    Broadcast On February 19, 2017

    Congress is hopping mad. The Party’s fury has been roused by Narendra Modi’s rhetoric. It believes he’s been rude to Manmohan Singh. It’s demanded an apology and if that isn’t forthcoming Congress has ...

  • The BJP and Mr. Modi

    Broadcast On May 5, 2013

    Will Narendra Modi be the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate at the next elections? This question has started to obsess urban middle-class Indians. Mr. Modi’s ceaseless self-projection has not only made ...

  • Suddenly, Mr. Modi has nothing to say

    Broadcast On December 22, 2013

    “I wonder what Narendra Modi’s stand on Section 377 is?” my colleague Vijay Shaw asked the day the Supreme Court reversed the Delhi High Court’s reading down of this law. At the time I expected the answer ...