Friday, Mar 27, 2015




Vandita is The Indian Express National Opinion Editor

Jitan Ram Manjhi’s exit draws new faultlines in Nitish’s backyard
Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Mahkar's gains have sparked some envy, even resentment, in this area of deprivation.

‘Our long-term plan is to be the principal and the principled opposition nationally’
Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Yogendra Yadav and Adarsh Shastri talk about why their sweeping victory is a sign of changing politics and about AAP’s future plans.

‘BJP wants a crisis but I won’t let that happen,’ says Nitish Kumar ahead of Bihar trust vote
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Nitish Kumar, looking to come back as Bihar CM with today's trust vote, discusses Manjhi, Modi and Kejriwal.

It’s not wrong to trust; Manjhi’s is an unprecedented betrayal: JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Nitish claims the support not just of the Janata Parivar, but also of other opposition parties.

While Rahul stood still
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Kejriwal has surged ahead, filling up Congress space in Delhi. Can Congress still pick up the pieces?

Delhi polls 2015: Where they all talk Congress but many may walk AAP
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Here, Congress candidates are serial winners and larger-than-life figures with established patronage networks.

48 hrs to go, the battlelines harden — between Aam Garib Aadmi and rest
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Between those who say they will vote for the Aam Aadmi Party — and the rest.

How Not to Read an Election
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

This mix of second-hand gossip and first-hand conspiracy theories tells you zilch about Verdict 2014

In Srinagar, PM connects — with those who aren’t exactly the aam flood victim aadmi
Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Those who met the PM Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhawan were 'the elite'.

Narendra Modi announces Rs 740-cr Diwali gift to rebuild Valley
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

PM meets delegations of hoteliers, houseboat owners, fruit growers; some want Assembly polls delayed.

If PM Modi listens, he may find a weary Srinagar asking for a hearing
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

FLOOD WRIT LARGE: Could be moment for Naya Kashmir, Naya Modi: Mehbooba.

If Adityanath spoke in Bihar like he did in UP, we would have contradicted him: Sushil Modi
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Signalling separate course, Modi promises that the BJP will give “a good number of tickets to Muslims” in next year’s Assembly elections.

That man next to Lalu
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

For now, he has reason to smile. But does Nitish model need rescuing from Nitish?

Could Nitish have rocked own boat?
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Lok Sabha polls weren’t about Nitish but bypolls are, voters say. However, tie-up with Lalu is a problem.

Nitish is tragic hero in Bihar bypoll drama
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Nitish-Lalu-Congress campaign’s message and hype are all about uniting the forces of “samajik nyaya (social justice)” and “secularism” to combat Modi.

New grand alliance in Bihar: Old Lalu bluster & pale Nitish shadow
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Bypolls : Lalu talks of Modi ‘jinx’: ‘house collapse, Munde death’; Nitish smiles as chhota bhai

Haryana polls: AAP can’t be seen as running away, says Yogendra
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Now, the young party is roiled by yet more internal disturbance and this time it is playing out in the open.

With fear and favour
Thu, Apr 10, 2014

That’s the poll tone in western UP: you hear it in Hindu-Muslim divide, in Modi’s silence.

Uttar Pradesh: Muslim anxiety vs Hindu anger in barometer of divide
Tue, Apr 01, 2014

In SP bastion, BSP banks on Muslim unease but finds Jatavs swayed by Modi story.

Muzaffarnagar: BJP candidate says ‘this time it’s about swabhiman, not sadak’
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

What is the impact of the Muzaffarnagar riots?

Will chop Modi to pieces if he does a Gujarat here, says Cong candidate in divided Saharanpur
Sat, Mar 29, 2014

Masood, who was apparently speaking in the context of the riots, also appears to be using a cuss word for Modi, as his audience cheers.

I admire his skill, his character; I have seldom come across such people: Advani
Fri, Mar 21, 2014

Advani met Singh again last month, for the last time, on February 2 to congratulate him on entering his 100th year.

Looking In, Looking Away
Sat, Mar 01, 2014

A sympathetic look at the man who has changed Bihar, and made himself the centre of the transformation.

‘On Muzaffarnagar,SP government is being misled by its officials’
Fri, Jan 03, 2014

In this interview,Lalu talks about Muzaffarnagar visit and its fallout.

They’re not sure who or why but Lalu of old finds willing listeners in relief camp
Mon, Dec 30, 2013

Tumhara ladai hum ladenge,I will fight your fight,” said Lalu,in his parting shot at Loi.

‘We were never a force of the city-state of Delhi. For us,Delhi was a deliberate choice’
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Yogendra Yadav spent the most part of Christmas Day meeting individuals,nearly 60 in all,involved in people’s movements across the country.

Nitish II Part-III: Bihar Chief Minister may have a message but lacks the medium
Sat, Dec 07, 2013

All 18 departments are being looked after by the chief minister.

Nitish Kumar: Upper castes are bitter and angry,his backward bastion is confused
Fri, Dec 06, 2013

In the changing Bihar landscape,Laxmanpur is different from,and similar to,other villages.

Bihar: Upper-castes bitter and angry,his backward bastion confused
Thu, Dec 05, 2013

“If the massacre happened in Lalu's time,justice has been killed in Nitish’s regime”,a victim said.

They ask for more,from a Sitamarhi mall to Chhapra school
Thu, Dec 05, 2013

Nitish Kumar is fighting against fatigue,loss of the BJP as ally,and systemic constraints.

‘One can’t survive by being anti anyone. We don’t restrict ourselves to any one grouping’
Sun, Jun 23, 2013

In this Idea Exchange,JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav talks about the reasons behind his party’s exit from the NDA, the RSS hold over the BJP and the road ahead for the JD(U). This session was moderated by Opinion Editor Vandita Mishra

‘We know the situation in Bihar. BJP is both an asset and a liability’
Sun, Sep 30, 2012

JD(U) president Sharad Yadav speaks about FDI in retail and why a new Third Front won’t work.

‘The strength of this government is not its performance,but its ability to manipulate the political class’
Sun, Aug 12, 2012

BJP leader Arun Jaitley speaks about the 2014 elections,coalition politics and why the Third Front is a “failed idea”.

Uneasy balance in BJP as polls tilt the scales for Modi
Mon, Jun 11, 2012

Gadkari vs Narendra Modi and Modi vs Joshi theatre in the BJP appears to have drawn to a close.

BJP truce uneasy but Gujarat polls cementing factor
Sun, Jun 10, 2012

Gadkari vs Narendra Modi and Modi vs Joshi theatre in the BJP appears to have drawn to a close.

In the Baba’s shadow
Wed, Jun 06, 2012

If Anna looked shrunken on Sunday,he and his team are to blame