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Sonia Gandhi

Politics As Costume Drama

Sunanda K Datta-Ray

It’s not for nothing that Indian politicians are so conscious of what they wear

Congress: From Here to Where?

Devoid of ideas and dismissive of its own legacy, the Congress, its social base fast eroding, faces its biggest leadership crisis

Sonia Gandhi’s Iftaar Democracy

It also turned out to be an occasion to exhibit the new-found friendship with Janata Dal (United), which assumes significance in the wake of Bihar Assembly elections scheduled later this year

Congress in Revival Mode?

Congress has turned aggressive as Rahul Gandhi prepares to take full command later this year, but old rhetoric and internal rifts hold the party back

The relaunch of Rahul Gandhi

The 56 days ‘Chintan’ has not changed Rahul Gandhi much and he has yet to become Rahul 2.0. But it’s a marketing strategy that seems to be working for Congress as of now

TRANSITION TRAUMA

Why a section of the Congress thinks Rahul Gandhi’s absence is good for the party even as Sonia Gandhi prepares for a transfer of power

Among the Believers

A temple for Narendra Modi and other shrines for politicians. A pilgrimage

Manmohan Singh: The Autumn Of The Abandoned

The humiliation of Manmohan Singh, now an accused in the coal allotment scam, continues even after his 7 Race Course Road days. The pain of being let down by erstwhile loyalists and protégés is not lessened by the fig leaf of support offered by the party at the last minute

How They Brought India Down

The Jayanthi Natarajan exposé only adds to the UPA’s inglorious legacy in development

The Party Without a Plot

Afflicted by an inert organisation, absent leadership and ideological confusion, Congress needs to forge a revival plan before it’s too late

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