Aditi Phadnis

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'Why was Waze Param Bir Singh's blue eyed boy?'

'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'

'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?

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 up

Centre vs State: Battle for Delhi is just heating up

Rediff.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!

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 bid

Parties show lukewarm response to Mamata's anti-BJP front bid

Rediff.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 partners

Congress's chances in Assam hinge on alliance partners

Rediff.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 Vijayan

Kerala 2021: Advantage Pinarayi Vijayan

Rediff.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?

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'

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 Kharge

Why Sonia chose Kharge

Rediff.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'

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?

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 touch

Tamil Nadu politics gets a personal touch

Rediff.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 politics

Question mark over Sasikala's relevance in TN politics

Rediff.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?

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?

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?

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 politics

Action-packed 2021 for Indian politics

Rediff.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 farmers

Modi's minister mediating with farmers

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

Heckling, confrontation and strong-arm tactics don't come to him easily, reveals Aditi Phadnis.

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