All stories by Aditi Phadnis
Presidential Poll: Not A BJP Cakewalk YetRediff.com23 May 2022
The NDA's combined parliamentary and state-level committed Presidential votes number around 12,000 fewer than a majority.
Why Prashant Kishor Is Eyeing BiharRediff.com21 May 2022
The JD-U, may be the BJP's partner for now. But it is a party at all only because of Nitish Kumar. The day Nitish Kumar exits, the JD-U will split into hundreds of pieces. Obviously, Prashant Kishor is setting himself up as the vessel that will collect all the pieces and put them together in some sort of political instrument, explains Aditi Phadnis.
What Will Modi's Scientific Advisor Do?Rediff.com13 May 2022
Dr Ajay Kumar Sood will have to complete a task his predecessor started: Getting the government to sign off on a new Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy on which work was begun in 2020.
Is Pawar, not Uddhav, Running Maharashtra?Rediff.com9 May 2022
The perception is rapidly gaining ground that though the chief minister is from the Shiv Sena, the government is being run by the NCP.
Money Is At The Heart Of Sharifs' PowerRediff.com2 May 2022
The Shahbaz Sharif family (his two wives and their children) invested PkRs 277 crore in 13 companies without having known sources of income.
Why Vinay Mohan Kwatra Got Foreign Secretary's JobRediff.com19 Apr 2022
The turning point in his career was undoubtedly Nepal where he was sent as ambassador and acted with a cool head.
Time For India to Lend Sri Lanka A Helping HandRediff.com15 Apr 2022
New Delhi has a chance to rid itself of its image as the bully in the subcontinent by helping a neighbour tackle problems that India, for once, has no role in creating. It should grab the opportunity with both hands, suggests Aditi Phadnis.
BJP Move in Delhi: Will AAP Profit?Rediff.com9 Apr 2022
If AAP dominates both state and local elections, the move for unification may become the illness for the BJP instead of the medicine it was supposed to have been.
Meet Mamata's 'ceremonial' finance ministerRediff.com26 Mar 2022
Analysts have their doubts how much independence she has as finance minister. As Amit Mitra advises the chief minister, day-to-day work is done by the finance secretary and the chief secretary.
Gujarat, Himachal: BJP Faces AAP ChallengeRediff.com22 Mar 2022
AAP's presence in both states has complicated the contests for the BJP and its Congress rival.
Will defections decide govt in Manipur this time too?Rediff.com9 Mar 2022
The fulcrum of victory or defeat of parties attempting to form a government is held by smaller players and those willing to defect.
A Lot At Stake for Badals in Punjab PollsRediff.com8 Mar 2022
This election will decide in what shape and form the Akali Dal will survive.
JNU V-C won't stand for nonsenseRediff.com21 Feb 2022
Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit won't be afraid to tangle with the toughest of them.
Why KCR has Launched War On The BJPRediff.com18 Feb 2022
There is no one in Telangana to match KCR's stature and he believes he has outgrown the state, observes Aditi Phadnis.
5 Assembly Seats To Watch TodayRediff.com14 Feb 2022
Aditi Phadnis picks five key seats in the three states where assembly elections are being held today.
'Modi's selection of Yogi is backfiring'Rediff.com11 Feb 2022
'If the Opposition does make a dent, it could encourage the efforts of regional parties to come together for the larger battle in 2024 and mark the beginning of a new anti-BJP politics.'
'BJP and Yogi never had good relations'Rediff.com9 Feb 2022
'Since 2017, the chief minister and the RSS seem to have come closer.' 'This relationship's warmth is more from the RSS's side.'
Political parties wake up to women, but is it too little, too late?Rediff.com7 Feb 2022
Women, if addressed properly, have the potential to become a decisive factor in elections.
At last, Akhilesh Yadav has become his own manRediff.com5 Feb 2022
Whether he succeeds in becoming chief minister again or not, Akhilesh is finally out of the shadow cast by his family, but without losing a sense of balance.
Utpal Parrikar Exposes BJP's Goa FaultlinesRediff.com5 Feb 2022
The BJP has the cadres, organisation, and extensive funding. But in the absence of a towering political personality like Manohar Parrikar, the Goa outcome is hard to predict.