Sonia Gandhi

Happy Birthday, Mr Prime Minister

Makarand R Paranjape

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

Tradition and Morbidity

Rebels for a day, and virtual renegades in a schmaltzy spectacle of piety and panegyrics in the next day’s headlines, the dissenting Congress leaders retreated without the humiliation of a recantation. Some mercy.

Possibility of a Return

Sonia Gandhi is still said to be personally warm towards Sachin Pilot and should he wish to return, she could facilitate it

The Prisoners of the Prince

Look who’s killing the Congress

The Rahul Question

Nobody knows what he stands for and what stream of political consciousness he represents


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