All stories by Ashutosh
No longer Pappu, he has NaMo to thank!Rediff.com27 Aug 2015
'Manmohan Singh was blamed for administrative paralysis, but if you speak to any senior bureaucrat today, they are very bitter and say that files do not move. I am told that more than a thousand files are awaiting clearance.'
When Yogendra complained bitterly to KejriwalRediff.com27 Mar 2015
'Arvind's face fell... He started to say something, but couldn't continue. He broke down and as the tears fell unheeded, he crumpled to the floor.'
AAP should not get confused with the verdictRediff.com12 Feb 2015
'AAP's role in history will not be judged by the kind of administration it provides.' 'If it could change the system, if it could change the very nature of the establishment, only then will it be remembered in history.'
Beating the BJP in Delhi is doable for AAPRediff.com17 Nov 2014
The AAP has no money; no big business houses to provide unlimited funds. Its posters and slogans will not find space on television and in newspapers; it will also have to face the prejudice in a sections of press too. But it has thousands of volunteers and their will to rewrite Indian politics, say Ashutosh.
No political party can challenge the BJP's mightRediff.com20 Oct 2014
'The Congress has collapsed and is fighting for survival. Other parties carry no weight in comparison to the BJP. This situation does not augur well for democracy,'
Voters' love marriage with Modi on the brink of divorce?Rediff.com17 Sep 2014
'The country has moved beyond the likes of Yogi Adityanath and his medieval thinking. The results of the by-elections are early warning signals by impatient Indians. It's up to the BJP to learn its lesson or face the consequences,' says Ashutosh.
Modi is the only equal among the unequalRediff.com5 Sep 2014
'His politics is pure power politics. It's defined by the struggle that he has gone through.' 'Like Indira Gandhi, he is always suspicious about the people who surround him, he is lonely as he does not trust anyone. And he will not allow anyone to challenge his superiority, be it individual or institutions,' says Ashutosh.
How political parties have pushed UP into a communal abyssRediff.com12 Aug 2014
'Am I wrong in presuming that UP is being seen as a new laboratory of communal politics like one has seen in Gujarat,' asks Ashutosh.