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Sudheendra Kulkarni

The writer was an aide to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Anyone for ideal cities?
Sun, Jul 19, 2009

My column last week (‘An ideal village,an inspiring leader’) about how one idealistic and determined grassroots leader....

An ideal village,an inspiring leader
Sun, Jul 12, 2009

The road from Parner to Hivre Bazar,in the rural expanse of central Maharashtra,passes through an arid land untouched...

What Rail Bhavan needs is reformist zeal
Sun, Jul 05, 2009

Every time I travel in and out of the newly modernised Delhi and Mumbai airports,I am filled with both pride and pain.

Why Nilekani needs a broader mandate
Sun, Jun 28, 2009

Dr Manmohan Singh’s government deserves kudos for appointing Nandan Nilekani as the head of a super-ambitious national...

BJP should keep off stagnant Hindutva
Sun, Jun 21, 2009

Atal Bihari Vajpayee,whose ill-health has rendered him inactive for the past few years,was a deeply contemplative political leader.

A positive Hindu-Vatican dialogue
Sun, Jun 14, 2009

Stupendous two days. I’ll never forget these two days lived in love and trust and engaged in Hindu-Christian dialogue.” This is how Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran....

Obama’s candour in timeless Cairo
Sun, Jun 07, 2009

Barack Obama’s speech in Egypt on Thursday is quite simply one of the most important articulations....

For Mumbai,a film on Shivajigiri
Sun, May 31, 2009

In the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections,the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance suffered a 0-6 rout in Mumbai...

Why stability won over change
Sun, May 24, 2009

May 16 has reinforced my two inter-related beliefs about the behaviour of the Indian voter.

A karmayogi’s last marathon
Sun, May 17, 2009

In the last lap of the marathon election campaign,two wisdom-filled books,both by Japanese authors....

From tu-tu-main-main to tu and main
Sun, May 10, 2009

This election saw me perform a new task for my party’s campaign.

Why flog a dead horse called justice
Sun, May 03, 2009

One of the memorable experiences from my years as a journalist is associated with the centenary celebrations of the Congress party in Mumbai in 1985.....

The Congress quartet’s political morality
Sun, Apr 26, 2009

The kid-glove treatment that much of the media reserves for the Nehru dynasty and its nominated Prime Minister is one of the many troubling lessons in what is wrong with our democracy.

The Prime Minister’s ersatz bravado
Sun, Apr 19, 2009

For a conscientious politician,honour is a greater adornment than power. He values honour more than the office he holds.....

Why is India’s ‘Regent’ PM angry?
Sun, Apr 12, 2009

Of late,our soft-spoken Prime Minister has begun using harsh language—not about the enemies of the nation but about the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

Why India is turning to populism
Sun, Apr 05, 2009

Not being an expert in etymology,I do not know how the word ‘populism’ originated. However,keen observers of and participants....

Congress manifesto: high on style,low on substance
Sun, Mar 29, 2009

When it comes to manifestos of political parties,a section of the intelligentsia and the media exhibits a dismissive tendency that riles political activists like me......

Election 2009’s caste vote
Sun, Mar 15, 2009

It is amazing how much the forthcoming parliamentary elections revolve around the issue of caste......

Soliloquy,with Atalji’s poetry
Sun, Mar 08, 2009

The poet who wrote these defiant and inspirational lines is now back at his home,after many days of hospitalisation....

Attacking the aam aadmi’s swabhiman
Sun, Mar 01, 2009

In a recent interaction with my party’s young campaigners in the coming parliamentary elections...

Bringing development to the bahujan within the bahujan
Sun, Feb 22, 2009

H.L. Dusadh is not the typical high-society Delhi intellectual one sees at the India International Centre and other usual places in the seminar circuit.

Democracy and the five-year ritual
Sun, Feb 15, 2009

The other day I was talking to a fellow political activist about how to increase voter turnout on the polling day.

Taking dynasty out of democracy
Sun, Feb 08, 2009

‘Why Democracy Is Struggling in Asia’ was the cover story of a recent issue of TIME magazine.

In search of a strong and stable government
Sun, Feb 01, 2009

Elections to the 15th Lok Sabha are only ten weeks away. Can anything be said about their outcome without the fear of being contradicted....

Obama spoke for India too
Sun, Jan 25, 2009

The Delhi airport,now undergoing a major renovation,tells me a lot about our Republic and our democracy.