Niira Radia

The Rest of the X-Tapes

Manu Joseph

Only a fraction of the over 5,800 recorded conversations that lobbyist Niira Radia had with public figures and others have been revealed to the public. An official revelation of the entire set of what are known as Radia Tapes will be a significant moment in Indian democracy

Kejriwal and the Ghosts of the Radia Tapes

Listen to the tape Arvind Kejriwal played at a press conference, where he alleged the government was not run by the Congress or BJP, but Mukesh Ambani

The Radia of the Tapes

…was no mere lobbyist or loyalist. She was a member of the new ruling class

The Fall of the Middlewoman

Niira Radia and the story of an experiment in corporate lobbying that failed

The PM of a Banana Republic?

When did it become more important for a Prime Minister to assuage ‘corporate nervousness’ than to address ‘national nervousness’?

The X-Tapes and the BJP

The unbridled glee in the BJP camp over the 2G scam could soon turn to gloom. The Radia tapes also expose how their own party functions.

“Aapka toh sab kaam ho gaya”

“He says, sir, thheek hai, main bola ki, ‘Mukesh, once in a while show some bloody emotion,” —RANJAN BHATTACHARYA

“I am there… you want me to speak to anyone”

“What I do is, let us see, I will be honest with you. I haven’t even gotten up, I cannot put pen to paper. Otherwise, in any case, I am there and you want me to speak to anyone, not that you don’t know anyone.”

“PM is very soft-spoken, and dad can’t hear clearly”

Ask Ghulam to call me and talk to me. I’ll be here around, you know —KANIMOZHI

“Tell Sunil Mittal, you have to work with Raja”

“Hmm …tell Sunil Mittal, you have to work along with Raja for another five years” —A RAJA


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