All stories by Aditi Phadnis
'Why was Waze Param Bir Singh's blue eyed boy?'Rediff.com16 hours ago
'Singh is complaining that politicians are summoning Waze after bypassing him.' 'But Singh is himself undermining the hierarchy within his force by interacting directly with Waze.'
'New era in India-Pakistan relations could beckon'Rediff.com5 days ago
'If there is a background of some kind of mutual understanding on how the dialogue process might develop in a mutually satisfactory manner...' 'If this understanding impacts positively on the ground situation...' 'As of now this is a heroic assumption. But it does not have to remain such.'
Why is BJP shy of naming a CM in Assam?Rediff.com7 days ago
The party is less forthcoming about who the chief minister will be if it stays in power.
Centre vs State: Battle for Delhi is just heating upRediff.com5 Apr 2021
The law, which dilutes the Indian capital's autonomy and emasculates the elected local government's powers, will be a political millstone for the party for the next elections, reports Aditi Phadnis
If DMK wins, Modi needs to watch out!Rediff.com5 Apr 2021
Shrug off the yoke of the imperialism of Delhi. That is why the DMK manifesto offers what it offers: The promise that Tamil Nadu will, one day, become an independent republic, notes Aditi Phadnis.
Parties show lukewarm response to Mamata's anti-BJP front bidRediff.com2 Apr 2021
While the leadership of the biggest Opposition party, the Congress, has not reacted, even non-Congress and (now) anti-BJP parties like the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) have voiced no view on Banerjee's appeal, reports Aditi Phadnis.
Congress's chances in Assam hinge on alliance partnersRediff.com22 Mar 2021
Even if the Congress is unable to defeat the political appeal of Narendra Modi, the resources and talent of the BJP and its managers, it is relying on issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act and the perceived threat to Assamese identity, along with the future threat of the National People's Register to ensure it continues to be a force in the state. Aditi Phadnis reports.
Kerala 2021: Advantage Pinarayi VijayanRediff.com15 Mar 2021
In four years, the state has had to battle cyclones, two floods, and two epidemiological disasters. If people bring Pinarayi Vijayan back to power, he must have done something right, obsevers Aditi Phadnis.
What will Uddhav do next?Rediff.com13 Mar 2021
Does Uddhav (and indeed the Sena) have the pizzazz and staying power to continue to be an actor in Maharashtra politics as a paler version of the NCP and an orange rather than saffron version of the BJP, asks Aditi Phadnis.
A bureaucrat for 'the little guy'Rediff.com6 Mar 2021
Rahul Khullar's guiding credo was that a civil servant must never lose sight of his client: The little guy. The evil men are those who are decision-makers but abdicate their responsibility of taking decisions, leading people to lose confidence in public institutions.
Why Sonia chose KhargeRediff.com2 Mar 2021
The less charitable in the party say he owes his appointment Sonia Gandhi -- the family wanted someone who wouldn't talk back and would not exert himself too much, notes Aditi Phadnis.
Assam: 'Unemployment is a great danger'Rediff.com27 Feb 2021
'There are more young people in Assam who are unemployed than possibly anywhere else.'
Stung by BJP, will Tikait's BKU fight UP polls next year?Rediff.com23 Feb 2021
'Now the very government we helped to form is telling us we are enemies of the nation!' The BKU has stayed away from direct participation in politics. But this time they are not so sure, reports Aditi Phadnis.
Tamil Nadu politics gets a personal touchRediff.com19 Feb 2021
As leaders go, while Modi's visits to the state will be watched with curiosity, Rahul will need to be dislodged from the popular consciousness -- Tamil Nadu is one state where he's present, notes Aditi Phadnis.
Question mark over Sasikala's relevance in TN politicsRediff.com8 Feb 2021
If Sasikala wants to stay in active politics, she will have to go to EPS crawling, reports Aditi Phadnis.
Just who is Deep Sidhu of Red Fort fame?Rediff.com4 Feb 2021
Most of India knows Deep Sidhu as the man who planted the Sikh religious flag on Red Fort.
RA&W behind Nepal PM's decision to dissolve parliament?Rediff.com15 Jan 2021
Did Oli turn to India when he realised that China was backing unity of the Nepal Communist Party rather than the government led by his faction?
Can the BJP dethrone Mamata?Rediff.com9 Jan 2021
Though the BJP is running too close for comfort, populist schemes and support among Muslims may help Mamata Banerjee overcome the challenge, observes Aditi Phadnis.
Action-packed 2021 for Indian politicsRediff.com4 Jan 2021
It will be the year of preparation for the electoral test in Uttar Pradesh, due in 2022. But before that, the West Bengal Assembly election will set the mood for the rest of 2021.
Modi's minister mediating with farmersRediff.com29 Dec 2020
Heckling, confrontation and strong-arm tactics don't come to him easily, reveals Aditi Phadnis.