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Sanjay Jha

Sanjay Jha

National Spokesperson, Congress partysanjay.jha@gmail.com
National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress party. Co-author, The Superstar Syndrome.

By Sanjay Jha

Because love is everything…

That is what Oliver taught us. With his gentleness, his energy and goodness, Oliver won over everyone he met. He added his own beauty to a world of tumult, and that beauty was sheer love.

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Talking of a Mahatma: Gandhi remains at the centre of fire during India's 2019 elections

Decades after his assassination, Mahatma Gandhi's memory is under attack again. This time, by a candidate aspiring to be in India's Parliament, no less. Can there be a cause for greater shame?

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Beyond the Porsches: Why I am happy just being the 'Steve Jobs of Ghatkopar!'

What is the point of a huge bank balance or a convertible sports car or a celebrity halo, if the heart is not content?

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Why is India’s super-rich 1% upset with giving the poorest 20% some NYAY?

Distinguished members of India Inc. are flustered by NYAY because they feel the scheme is robbing Peter to pay Paul. Given India's backdrop of crony capitalism, NPAs et al, this is richly ironic. And utterly unfeeling.

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Lok Sabha 2019: Why India intrinsically votes for coalitions

Majority governments have been the exception, not the norm in India. There are multiple reasons to explain why the Indian voter likes it this way.

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Pulwama and the Prime-Time Prime Minister

The mood after Pulwama should have been measured and sober. Instead, the BJP, led by PM Modi, has thrown mature civility to the winds and indulged in hyper-nationalistic chest-thumping. All this, while ignoring very real issues.

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Amol Palekar is only a symptom. The malaise of fascist thought-control is now deep within us

Veteran actor Amol Palekar's speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) was cut short for being critical, even if mildly, of the government. This was not the first instance of the suppression of free speech under the Modi sarkaar.

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Rahul Gandhi's minimum income guarantee scheme has given Congress a head-start in setting India's economic agenda

MIG is good economics. And sustainable. It is also extremely timely after the Modi administration under which farmers, youth and the poor, all have faced deep distress.

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Stop bullying Naseeruddin Shah for speaking the truth. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro!

The veteran actor has simply echoed the suppressed sentiments of millions of people, not just the Muslim minority community. But we live in such a time of fear and loathing that his words have only caused more offence.

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Why Shah Rukh Khan and 'Zero' are fitting metaphors for our India

Despite being among the world’s fastest growing economies, India is making headlines for cow vigilantism and mob lynchings. Perhaps, as SRK suggests, perfection is elusive.

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Politics was never about courtesy, but what’s happening since 2014 is new: Here's what changed

Political culture is a by-product of leadership.

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If demonetisation wasn't a failure, why isn't PM Modi celebrating its 'grand' 2nd anniversary?

Unfortunately, numbers don’t lie. That is why the Prime Minister is conspicuously missing.

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Avni’s killing shows we are a cold, callous and cruel society

We live in near-dystopian times, and are perpetually angry.

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My late-night conversation with a taxi driver in Mumbai

To understand Mumbai’s pulse, one has to get into a 'kaali-peeli' and make conversations with the driver.

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Numbers don't lie: PM Modi's rule has been unremarkable in economic performance

The PM will be lucky to get a 'D-' in managing the economy.

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How the Modi government is snoring as Indian rupee is plummeting

All that the BJP has been trying to do is cleverly camouflage its dismal showing on key macroeconomic factors.

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I made a promise to Javed Khan. But Congress alone can't keep that promise

The horrific lynching epidemic that has shamed India is proving to be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

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Harvard-educated Jayant Sinha has shown BJP's real face

India has nose-dived into a black hole, hurling itself downwards at supersonic speed.

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Why should we have a political puppet in New Delhi, when Nagpur is the 'capital' of India?

Pseudo-nationalists who had zero contribution in our freedom movement want to appropriate Bharat Mata ki Jai.

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Numbers don't lie. Congress government did better than Modi sarkar on GDP

Besides the economy, Indian society and democracy are themselves undergoing a stress-test.

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Why 2019 Lok Sabha polls is not just about Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi

Indians will have to make a clear choice between politics of love and the cauldron of hate.

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Why I was let down by my XLRI Class of 1984 on a WhatsApp group

They are living in self-denial, stonewalling reality.

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Kathua and Unnao rape cases: What Modi needs to answer

The tone-deafness of the BJP government is ear-splitting.

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Why the attack on statues is an assault on Indians

BJP under Modi has created an environment of political hostility.

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Breaking down Mohan Bhagwat urging India to join RSS

The RSS has hit upon a winning formula - push the Hindu Rashtra agenda through its elected political puppet.

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Why Modi is not breaking his silence on one of India's biggest banking frauds

Crony capitalists who are large beneficiaries of government charity usually pay back through election funding.

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Modi has no reasons to gloat about his government being corruption-free

The prime minister is a past master at making outrageous allegations by giving them the requisite melodramatic flavour for hitting the right buttons.

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What Prime Minister Narendra Modi lying in Parliament means for India

Political hypocrisy has reached epic proportions.

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Why India needs to remember a farmer forgotten by Modi government

While New Delhi was doing a showstopper-walk at the World Economic Forum, Dharma Patil in Maharashtra killed himself.

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In the age of leaders like Modi, Trump and Kim Jong-un

Both the Indian PM and US president have made post-truth and alternative facts their core political strategy.

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