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Sonia Gandhi

The Politics of Grievance

PR Ramesh

The cycle of agitations against the Modi government is unlikely to end anytime soon

Reluctant Rahul

The buzz is the Gandhi scion is not keen to take over the party presidentship

Retirement Gambit

Time to take political sanyas

Ahmed Patel (1949-2020): Power Behind the Power

Patel was a lone ranger in a party known for its groupism. With his death, Sonia Gandhi has lost the golden bridge linking her family to the party. And it can get very lonely up there in a castle of melting wax

Happy Birthday, Mr Prime Minister

The seclusion of a great leader is the inevitable outcome of the sensitivity of his office

Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020)

He understood that democratic politics is algebra, where various parts of the electoral equation are held together by governance, not deposits in vote banks

Enter the Unregistered Opposition

As the Congress vacates the space of an active opposition with a counter-argument, civil society activists and other professional dissenters rush in to fill the vacuum

Gandhis Win, Congress Loses

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi can have the satisfaction of a Pyrrhic victory. The party has formally reaffirmed their leadership, but it is seen as completely out of sync with the times

Prashant Bhusan: The Unforgiven

Bhushan had played a big part in exposing the coal and 2G scams

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