Sanjukta Basu
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Freelance writer, photographer and women studies scholar, and a part of the Karwan E Mohabbat group. She writes on social marginalisation, minority rights and women issues.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019: Will 'Chowkidar chor hai' vs #MainBhiChowkidar battles decide who will win the war?

The BJP seems to be defensive about Rahul Gandhi's charges, and floundering at its social media management. The Congress is doing better online, but what about its grassroots presence?

POLITICS

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Let's go beyond rhetoric: Modi needs counters to apt issues raised by Congress in Gandhinagar

With Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi raising some very real issues affecting the people, Modi's 'muscular nationalism' alone is not going to hold much water.

POLITICS

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Why I think Tom Vadakkan leaving the Congress is good riddance

Young India is looking forward to a jeans and T-shirt-wearing political leader. The Congress also needs alliances of a bold new kind. The old guard must therefore make way for the new.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Post-Pulwama: The tough questions Rahul Gandhi must ask PM Modi now

He's maintained a respectful silence over the appalling Pulwama attack, but it's time the Congress leader asked PM Modi some uncomfortable questions.

POLITICS

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Does Rahul Gandhi qualify as a real leader?

Rahul Gandhi walked alone, even as his party felt dejected and hopeless. And he didn't stop until his party workers and people were inspired to join him.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Can Narendra Modi truly be called a leader?

As Parliament wraps up its Budget Session and polls loom ahead, it's important to look under the rhetoric and see exactly where Modi has led people to.

VARIETY

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The BJP is trying the Hindutva card fervently in Bengal. It has stoked tension but not yet outright hate

Over the last two years, the RSS and BJP have made many attempts to demonise Mamata Banerjee as 'pro-Muslim' and themselves as 'emancipators' of upper-caste Bengalis. The result? So far, no good.

VARIETY

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Both Ananth Hegde and Siddaramaiah acted the same deplorable way. Why did one get ignored, one get major play?

They were both instances of misogyny. So why does only one get highlighted and the other lost?

POLITICS

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Statue of (Dis)Unity: Why Modi should have built Gandhi’s image, not Sardar Patel's

BJP is desperate to appropriate the legacy of leaders like Subhash Chandra Bose and Sardar Patel by pitting them against Nehru. That's how low its politics has gone.

POLITICS

 |   11-minute read

Why Rafale isn’t flying: For BJP, Raj Dharma should be answering charges on deal with gravity

The government's response to allegations of a Rafale scam is making it look flighty.