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kumar ketkar

The writer is a senior Marathi journalist

After the split, Shiv Sena’s message to BJP: Tiger zinda hai!
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Uddhav’s message is clear. He wants to tell Modi and Shah that the Shiv Sena was born on the street and lives and fights on the street, its power doesn’t come from sitting in the Mantralaya, but from its Shiv Sainiks.

PM and the UP crucible
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Uttar Pradesh is crucial to all calculations for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, and beyond.

The more things change
Tue, Feb 09, 2010

In the Charlie Chaplin film The Great Dictator,there is a famous scene in which Adolf Hitler and Mussolini meet.

Waiting for the credits to roll
Fri, Oct 23, 2009

The Maharashtra elections results will force Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray to reinvent themselves....

The issues in an ‘issueless’ election
Tue, Oct 13, 2009

To say that the Maharashtra Assembly elections will be a replay of Lok Sabha 2009 is to display huge ignorance and even indifference about...

In a shadowy fray
Fri, Sep 25, 2009

Explore the vacuum of ideas in the Maharashtra campaign to understand MNS

Maharashtra muddle
Thu, Sep 03, 2009

The Maharashtra assembly election will set both tone and tune of the political orchestra currently being conducted by Dr Manmohan...

Mask upon mask in the BJP
Thu, May 21, 2009

No wonder it is confused now.The BJPs’s multiple personality disorder stems from its very origins.

Tue, Mar 03, 2009

Read his biography and you’ll know: he just wants to be prime minister

Thackeray vs Thackeray
Sun, Dec 04, 2005


Point to remember: Sena has forgotten 1966 march to Shivaji Park
Tue, Nov 29, 2005

There was an air of excitement, a mood of expectation. All of us—in our early or late teens—in colleges or doing odd jobs, or were...

Narayan Rane, Oedipus Rex
Thu, Nov 24, 2005

The Marathi psyche has a strange infatuation with rebellion. This has very little to do with ideology or any specific philosophy. It is ofte...

Shiv Sena’s Approaching Nemesis
Fri, Oct 14, 2005

It is almost tragi-comic to watch Shiv Sena imploding. Exactly an year ago, it was threatening to come to power in Maharashtra with its ally...

The morality tamasha
Wed, Jul 13, 2005

Even as Maharashtra was reverberating with the sound and fury of a possible revolt in the Shiv Sena, which finally proved to be a damp squib...

The politics of dancing girls
Sat, Apr 23, 2005

What is common to the RSS, the Shiv Sena, VHP and the Congress-led, “progressive” government in Maharashtra? Well, all of them bel...

The Sudarshan Chakra
Thu, Apr 14, 2005

RSS Sarsanghchalak K.S. Sudarshan detonated an explosive device, the reverberations of which are going to be felt for quite some time. Not o...

Tiger’s whimper
Sat, Oct 30, 2004

For the Shiv Sena, the moment of reckoning has come. If the Sena-BJP alliance had won, perhaps, this moment could have been postponed. Power...

Rebels set to gatecrash Maharashtra party
Fri, Oct 01, 2004

In Maharashtra, an electorate of over six crore will elect 288 legislators, from 2,678 candidates. This means each constituency will have ni...

The unbearable potency of Savarkar
Fri, Aug 27, 2004

The controversy over Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is neither political nor ideological. It only shows just how low and hypocritical the debate h...