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  • Wrong for the right reasons

    Broadcast On September 16, 1998

    ... morality. In fact it's about hypocrisy - and beyond that politics. Americans - like citizens of other countries - have one standard of behaviour for themselves and another for those they pretend to ...

  • With politicians like these …..

    Broadcast On June 26, 2008

    The struggle over the Indo-US nuclear deal could show up Indian politics at its worst. Party political interests may triumph over those of the nation. Easy options could be preferred to tough decisions. ...

  • Why I respect Ram

    Broadcast On July 31, 2000

    ... conclusions to offer. Bad luck as much as bad judgement is to blame for Ram’s debacle. His attraction to journalists as much as his blindness to the perils of politics misled him. His belief that the ...

  • Whose nose is longer?

    Broadcast On October 20, 2005

    That Indian politics is rotten is undeniable. The more relevant question is how rotten? A study of the candidates in last tuesday’s first round of polling in Bihar provides a horrifying answer. It reveals ...

  • When the finger points at you

    Broadcast On March 18, 2002

    ... suppose you’re right and the press is guilty of painting every MP with the same brush. That’s only an exaggeration not a crime.” “It’s unforgivable. And do you know why? Because Parliament and politics ...

  • When the elderly are, in fact, the young ones

    Broadcast On April 3, 2000

    ... salute at the independence-day parade. There were long articles on the island’s suppressed politics, its new vibrant economy, its burgeoning tourism and its multi-ethnic culture. Millions accepted the ...

  • Well, Mr. Zaidi, for your sake I’ll repeat myself

    Broadcast On November 1, 1999

    ... politics of Oman.  It is an absolute monarchy.  Sultan Qaboos is both very gifted and very guarded.    There is no opposition although his admirers claim there is little need ...

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

    Broadcast On April 26, 2015

    ... with the audience. More importantly, it unnerved the BJP. This is because even if the charge is untrue or unprovable it could, nonetheless, stick. That’s what counts in politics. The third quality – and ...

  • We, neighbours, are like two peas in the same wretched pod

    Broadcast On February 28, 2016

    ... sadly, we do it far more than they do – point out we are like two peas in the same wretched pod. The more politics divides us the more we end up responding in similar ways. Clearly, the history, culture ...

  • We can’t afford to have polls every year in this manner

    Broadcast On November 8, 2015

    ... literally, no respite and no escape. Consequently, there’s no getting away from the negativity of our brand of politics. A healthy – even at times quarrelsome – debate is one thing but the constant flood ...

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

    Broadcast On February 15, 2015

    ... and shatter their dreams. As important is what Arvind and AAP symbolize: a different politics from politicians who were people like us. But let me venture a step further. Perhaps AAP’s victory also heralds ...

  • Understanding Rahul

    Broadcast On March 10, 2013

    ... to speak out and reveal his actual thinking. The question is what does that tell us about him and what are the implications for the Congress Party and Indian politics? First, what exactly did he say? ...

  • Understanding Jinnah

    Broadcast On June 9, 2005

    ... claim, in the 1930s he was one of London’s leading lawyers. No other Indian has achieved this distinction.” “All right”. Pertie had clearly had enough of Jinnah’s personality. “What about his politics?” ...

  • TV: A Mea Culpa

    Broadcast On February 10, 2013

    ... questions about how discussions on television handled the Ashis Nandy affair. But it goes further. It also raises concerns about what such discussions, whether on Nandy, cross-LOC killings, politics or ...

  • Trying all the wrong things before doing the right one

    Broadcast On July 26, 2015

    ... effectively, because neither side is likely to give-up. However, beyond politics, there is an interesting issue at stake. What is the greater priority for Parliament – debate, discussion and legislation ...

  • Time for fun

    Broadcast On September 16, 2012

    Since our politics is so depressing and I, for one, am desperate for a change, let’s have a bit of fun. I get swamped by a daily deluge of emails and I’ve culled the choicest bits to share with you. ...

  • Three men in a boat

    Broadcast On March 4, 2002

    ... comments in the car that linger in my memory. They were made to my colleague Vishal Pant. Sen was talking about the present day Trimurti of Indian politics – Vajpayee, Advani and Sonia. He met them ...

  • Three little stories

    Broadcast On January 20, 2005

    It may be a common place thought but it's worthy of repetition. The politics of a country is defined by the character of its politicians. Which is why the opposite is also true : stories about politicians ...

  • They won too and convincingly

    Broadcast On March 26, 2004

    ... excitement will abate and sobriety set in. When that happens we will recall that their government remains antagonistic and harbours terrorists. And politics still divides us and, perhaps, always will. ...

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

    Broadcast On March 9, 2014

    ... untruth. Arvind Kejriwal, though new to politics, is no different. He boasts he’s halved electricity rates and provided free water but fails to add that all of this will cease on the 31st of this month. ...