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Ajit Kumar Jha

The writer is a senior journalist.

The AAPostate
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

By setting up Kiran Bedi vs Arvind Kejriwal, BJP once again tries to co-opt rival’s agenda.

Neither Silent, Nor Revolution
Sun, Nov 24, 2002

A Dalit woman, Mayawati, is the chief minister of India’s largest province. A backward caste Yadav woman, Rabri Devi, is the CM of Biha...

Venture Altruism
Fri, Nov 15, 2002

Winston Churchill once said: Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot, others look upon it as a cow they ca...

Maya muddies Gandhi’s legacy
Wed, Oct 02, 2002

The Russian revolutionary, V.I. Lenin, used to believe ‘revolution was the festival of the masses’. Lenin’s contemporary, Mah...

Lakhs in Lucknow cheer, Maya gives Advani her stage
Sun, Sep 29, 2002

Sending a loud and clear signal to the Opposition over the heads of lakhs of people, the BJP and the BSP today used both B R Ambedkar and th...

Modi Prasad Yadav
Fri, Sep 20, 2002

It might sound outrageous to some and ridiculous to others but there is a striking similarity in the political strategies followed by lamedu...

Our Homeless Neighbour
Sun, Jun 02, 2002

In the opening essay, Jaffrelot focuses on the central dilemma afflicting Pakistan: an identity crisis. Picking his cue from an editorial in...

‘She’s our only hope in this hell’
Sun, Apr 14, 2002

IT is what they call the boondocks. There is nothing — absolutely nothing — striking about this place, right in the middle of nowh...

Log in, take a peek into the Lashkar’s mind
Sun, Jan 21, 2001

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 20: Fifteen Indian CRPF personnel killed as the Lashkar-e-Toiba storms successfully Srinagar airport,'' says the headli...

Mahatma as metaphor
Thu, Jan 11, 2001

Liberals have always been sceptical of Mahatma Gandhi. In fact, they have been suspicious of what they termed were his "muddle-headed...

The enemy within
Thu, Dec 14, 2000

In Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, there is a powerful sequence at the very end. A Hindu communalist has a change of heart when he discover...

Separating green from grey
Wed, Nov 22, 2000

In his typical hyperbolic style, the RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav once exclaimed: "the state of Jharkhand will be created only ov...

One man, half vote
Thu, Nov 16, 2000

When I first went to the United States in 1988 as a graduate student at the University of California I was struck by the enormous politica...

RSS vs BJP — Just a lovers’ quarrel
Thu, Oct 19, 2000

Imagine a love spat in a family, where the husband is 75 and the wife 49. All this while, the patriarch has been in charge. All of a sudde...

Indo-US partnership is not an alliance against China or Pakistan, claims Cold War Warrior Brzezinski
Tue, Oct 03, 2000

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 2: In a brutally frank speech, former National Security Adviser to the US President, Professor Zbigniew Brzezinski, on ...

Kaun banega Bill-ionaire?
Mon, Sep 25, 2000

Most Americans aptly fit Thomas Hobbes' description of humans: for them reason is the ``spy and scout'' of passion. And in love and partne...

The charms of populism
Thu, Jul 27, 2000

The entire theatrics over Bal Thackeray's arrest the initial open defiance of the law, the gall with which he threatened an agitation on t...