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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Manohar Parrikar: The original 'aam aadmi' neta

India's first IIT-educated CM and a BJP leader who ensured communal amity, Manohar Parrikar was also definitively shaped by his beloved Goa.

POLITICS

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10 reasons why Mr Modi is in pole position to win 2019

From his muscular approach to Pakistan to a weak opposition narrative, there are undeniable pushes aiding Modi back to power.

POLITICS

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In grief and anger: Open letter to Imran Khan from Rajdeep Sardesai

It’s not just the Pakistan army that’s to blame for terrorism on Indian soil. The government is yours — so is the responsibility to act.

POLITICS

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Remembering George Fernandes, the original political rebel

George Fernandes led a contradictory life but also a remarkably fulfilling one.

POLITICS

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Assembly election results: Rahul Gandhi finally arrives, Modi down, but not out

This was, in a sense, the revenge of the 'aam aadmi', the faceless Indian for whom the vote is a weapon of last resort, their only way of rejecting any abuse of state power.

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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