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April 13, 2004

The Great White Hope: The Son Also Rises
'Will the real Rahul Gandhi stand up, please and display his degrees?'

April 12, 2004

Virendra Kapoor: Why Sahib irks his own bosses
The lure of the small screen is difficult to resist. Capital Buzz. Gossip from the Delhi Durbar.

Praful Bidwai: Towards a hung Lok Sabha?
The latest opinion poll results will 'discomfit the NDA's strategists. They can no longer feel safe or secure about its prospects.'

April 7, 2004

T V R Shenoy: Losing friends the Laloo way
'Both Mulayam Singh and Mayawati are making a determined bid to extend their influence from UP to Bihar.'

April 6, 2004

Virendra Kapoor: Strange tango in Bihar
'Overnight Laloo Yadav has become so generous towards Paswan that he has given him twice the number of seats he has given the Congress.' Capital Buzz. Gossip from the Delhi Durbar.

April 1, 2004

T V R Shenoy: Will the Congress score a century?
'In the post-P V Narasimha Rao period, the Congress (I) began thinking of alliances. Today, under Sonia Gandhi, it would be counting its blessings if could reach the three-figure mark.'

March 30, 2004

Capital Buzz: Sonia flunks the PC test
Gossip from the Delhi Durbar

March 25, 2004

Saisuresh Sivaswamy: Can Sonia do a Sourav Ganguly?
'I suspect Sonia Gandhi is yet to play her real masterstroke.'

March 24, 2004

Capital Buzz: Where will Priyanka contest from?
Gossip from the Delhi Durbar

Amberish K Diwanji: Congress is a family-run business
'Vote for us because we are stepping into our father's shoes'

March 23, 2004

Swapan Dasgupta: Democracy's biggest hurdle
'EC biggest hurdle in the popularisation of democracy.'

March 18, 2004

T V R Shenoy: Dynasty before development
'Kerala has 20% unemployment and many other problems, but...'

March 15, 2004

Praful Bidwai: The 'minority' card is a dud
'What the BJP wants is not leaders, only mannequins.'

March 11, 2004

T V R Shenoy: Sonia's south side story
'The Congress (I) may win more seats in AP and TN, but...'

March 6, 2004

Capital Buzz: Killing two pols with one rumour
Gossip from the Delhi Durbar

March 5, 2004

Swapan Dasgupta: Election's Holy Cow
'Let EC's job be defined as democracy' s facilitator not obstructer.'

March 3, 2004

T V R Shenoy: Minorities enter political mainstream
They account for roughly 10.5 crore (105 million) voters


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