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Rajdeep Sardesai


Sardesai comes with over 26 yrs of journalistic experience during which he's covered some of India's biggest political stories. A Padma Shree winner.


Banning Ghulam Ali's Music: Where Will This Thuggishness Stop?

Well, friends, the fact is that this rising intolerance has now descended into goondaism of the worst kind. One day, it leads to a man being lynched to death in Dadri, the next day a concert being cancelled in Mumbai: the mindset of using muscle power to impose a religious agenda under the guise of spurious 'nationalism' is much the same. And we stay quiet because we are too scared to speak.
08/10/2015 10:55 AM IST
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Nayantara Sahgal Is Now Returning The Award She Had No Trouble Accepting In The Aftermath Of Sikh Riots

Yes, Sahgal is guilty of selective outrage: as the niece of Jawaharlal Nehru, she must answer why she has failed to question the Congress's track record of running with the secular hare and hunting with the communal hound. And yet, the real failure is of the Indian state which has shown an abysmal lack of commitment to fulfil its constitutional duty to protect its citizens irrespective of their religion.
07/10/2015 11:10 AM IST
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My Reply To Maharashtra CM

I am happy to introspect, be corrected, but dislike being pigeonholed in any manner, except to say that I do believe in the spirit of a liberal, plural India that strives to provide equal opportunities to all its citizens. Does that make me a "Leftist?" as you appear to caricature all dissenters or questioners?
23/09/2015 2:19 PM IST