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  • Babalog banter

    Broadcast On September 22, 2005

    In India the smallest thing can turn into a controversy. But when Rahul Gandhi’s ‘interview’ to Tehelka metamorphosed into a political football only the Congress Party and the magazine were to blame. ...

  • Richard, Shilpa and young Mr. Gandhi

    Broadcast On April 19, 2007

    ... The only other story from India to merit similar attention was Rahul Gandhi’s boast that his family deserved credit for taking India into the 21st century. The combination had my nephews chortling with ...

  • Crooks and graduates – UP style!

    Broadcast On April 26, 2007

    ... the next time Mulayam Singh Yadav claims only SP can rule UP effectively, or Rahul Gandhi promises to tackle lawlessness and goondaraj, someone should ask how that squares with these facts. The BSP ...

  • Am I to blame?

    Broadcast On April 17, 2008

    ...  elections collectively with Manmohan Singh as its prime ministerial candidate. “What he did, very cleverly and very subtly”, I claimed, “was to undermine Rahul Gandhi’s hopes ...

  • A wild guess?

    Broadcast On May 6, 2009

    ... And if at that stage Congress is fronted by Rahul Gandhi and BJP by Narendhra Modi, then the latter fits the bill. Secondly, the process that brings Modi to power will fracture or shatter the NDA. ...

  • Oh to be poor!

    Broadcast On September 17, 2009

    ... the latter feel better. For instance, will farmers in distress have been comforted by the fact Sonia Gandhi now flies economy and not business class and Rahul travels by train? Fourth, if you want ...

  • Making things better

    Broadcast On January 8, 2012

    ... has placed can be shifted by a different political approach. I’m told all of this will only happen if two people accept the need for it. They’re Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. They must first believe that the ...

  • Rules of the game

    Broadcast On July 15, 2012

    ... Rahul Gandhi if he’d known he was on the record and would be quoted the following morning. He’s a canny and suave politician and it’s unlikely he’d be so frank or drop his guard so comprehensively.” Pertie ...

  • Understanding Rahul

    Broadcast On March 10, 2013

    The truth is I’m rather impressed by Rahul Gandhi’s recent statements but also a little perplexed. Did he really mean what he said or was this just casual banter? For now, I’m prepared to accept he intended ...

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

    Broadcast On October 6, 2013

    ... spectacle of displaying their lack of judgement. It’s an ominous portent. Let’s start with Rahul Gandhi. I have no doubt his criticism of the government’s ordinance ‘protecting’ convicted legislators ...

  • A question about Rahul Gandhi on Diwali

    Broadcast On November 3, 2013

    “Would you agree that sometimes Rahul Gandhi can be his own worst enemy?” Pertie’s question, I suddenly realized, was perhaps the correct explanation for Rahul Gandhi’s recent behaviour. It’s more than ...

  • The good woman took a fall for UPA-II

    Broadcast On December 15, 2013

    ... Manmohan Singh, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi were not standing. Sheila was and she was felled in their place.” “But that argument could apply to Ashok Gehlot as well?” I wasn’t really picking a hole in Pertie’s ...

  • Suddenly, Mr. Modi has nothing to say

    Broadcast On December 22, 2013

    ... to say so because it will offend the RSS and a large section of BJP voters? Whatever the answer, it’s not going to embellish his credentials. Despite their faults, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi didn’t hesitate ...

  • The key lessons Mr. Gandhi must learn

    Broadcast On February 2, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi’s interview to Arnab Goswami is bound to be the most widely viewed. Perhaps every english-speaking Indian could end up watching it. Consequently, the impression it leaves behind will be long-lasting ...

  • Mirror, mirror are we the ugliest of all?

    Broadcast On February 9, 2014

    ... Monsters we may not be but angels we definitely are not. I’m glad Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi have spoken out. Others need to do so too. On this issue, quite frankly, silence is unacceptable.  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rahul Gandhi answers an old question about his Mother and I thank him for it

    Broadcast On March 23, 2014

    I wonder if you’ve noticed how carefully Rahul Gandhi answered a question put to him by PTI last sunday? Asked why he had hesitated to apologize for the 1984 Sikh killings in his Times Now interview, he ...

  • 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 ...


    Broadcast On April 20, 2014

    ... challenged by Rahul Gandhi, irretrievably damaged his image.” This was an inevitable consequence of Dr. Singh’s belief “There cannot be two centres of power … I have to accept that the Party President ...

  • Could Priyanka’s success become Rahul’s problem?

    Broadcast On May 11, 2014

    ... necessary. Over the last three weeks, after she began speaking out, Priyanka has dominated the front pages and captivated the television screen. In contrast, Rahul Gandhi has vanished into an inside story ...