Rajdeep Sardesai

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Journalist, author: 2014: The Election That Changed India. When not chained to the news, watch sport, read, write, sleep and enjoy family holidays.

POLITICS

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Why chemistry of the Modi cult will be hard to take on for the Opposition in 2019

When the PM with poetic flourish claims to be impatient for change, he is attempting to assuage the disillusioned voter who he has previously promised ‘achche din’.

POLITICS

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'Modi is the most powerful political figure of his age, a time when even newsrooms are split'

Edited excerpts from Rajdeep Sardesai's new book Newsman: Tracking India in the Modi Era

POLITICS

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Five things we learnt from the No Confidence Motion debate

Most voters will probably choose to remember July 20, 2018 as the day Rahul Gandhi did a Modi on Narendra Modi.

SPORTS

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Sports knows no caste...but its talent needs enabling, not walls of privilege

Hina Das, the daughter of a humble rice farmer, could be an Olympic champion of the future offers some hope for Indian sports.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Hindutva can sway votes south of the Vindhyas: 10 takeaways from Karnataka election results

A hung Assembly gives the BJP the bragging rights to a 'moral' victory, but not a political one.

POLITICS

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Karnataka campaign trail: Rajdeep Sardesai lists 10 key takeaways

The 2018 Assembly elections could easily confound any pundit or pollster.

VOICES

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SPORTS

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Steve Smith ball-tampering case has ended my love affair with Australian cricket

The Australians may appear contrite now, but the fact is, they were caught in the act and are now seeking forgiveness.

VOICES

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Why I said no to joining politics (and why journalists should say no too)

A journalist must remain just that: an observer and chronicler with strong views but not a player or participant in the tricky game of politics.