Hemant Waje

Hemant Waje writes on politics and current affairs. You can e-mail the author at hemantw@rediff.co.in

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'Uddhav is not reluctant, but a consummate politician'

'Uddhav is not reluctant, but a consummate politician'

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

'He is as consummate a politician as anyone else which is evident considering the way in which he has placed his party and weeded out his rivals from within the party.'

'Shiv Sena won't discard Hindutva so easily'

'Shiv Sena won't discard Hindutva so easily'

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

'For the Shiv Sena, Hindutva is like a shawl which can be put on and discarded at will.'

When a Thackeray met Mumbai's youth...

When a Thackeray met Mumbai's youth...

Rediff.com24 Apr 2019

'I am trying to make the political system more answerable to the people.'

MUST SEE: He's the D'Evil in Gully Boy!

MUST SEE: He's the D'Evil in Gully Boy!

Rediff.com20 Feb 2019

The Mumbai rapper shares his story with Rediff.com's Hemant Waje.

Thackeray makes an honest confession

Thackeray makes an honest confession

Rediff.com30 Jan 2019

You won't take away anything from Thackeray when you leave the theatre, says Hemant Waje, reviewing the Marathi version of the biopic.

'Modi won't accept defeat for himself'

'Modi won't accept defeat for himself'

Rediff.com13 Dec 2018

'Modi has kept some loopholes in case they lose, saying it was not his election.' 'The fight will be Modi of 2014 vs Modi of 2019.' 'The BJP has realised that keeping the temple issue alive is more important than building the temple itself in terms of votes.'

'We don't doubt Rahul has a good heart'

'We don't doubt Rahul has a good heart'

Rediff.com13 Dec 2018

'He has got all the criteria that are good for running an NGO.' 'He is always doing charitable things.' 'To be a political leader you must have cunning to go for the seal.'

'Parrikar only wants power'

'Parrikar only wants power'

Rediff.com6 Dec 2018

'Parrikar is living for Modi and Shah, not for his motherland or Goa'

Watch out for Maharashtra's new NOTA law!

Watch out for Maharashtra's new NOTA law!

Rediff.com19 Nov 2018

'Whatever the Supreme Court expected, it wasn't achieved in these five years.' 'So, we have made an amendment now to achieve that objective.'

Is your child gay? How you can help

Is your child gay? How you can help

Rediff.com9 Oct 2018

Chitra Palekar explains how parents and teachers can help accept sexuality.

CJI Dipak Misra's impeachment motion: What happens next

CJI Dipak Misra's impeachment motion: What happens next

Rediff.com20 Apr 2018

What is an impeachment motion and what is the process to sack an apex court judge? What will happen to the CJI if the impeachment is successfully accepted?

4 hours, 8 km: Marching with farmers left me heartbroken

4 hours, 8 km: Marching with farmers left me heartbroken

Rediff.com12 Mar 2018

As thousands of protesting farmers marched into Mumbai on Sunday, Hemant Waje walked along with them. This is his account.

How life in Mumbai was brought to a halt

How life in Mumbai was brought to a halt

Rediff.com4 Jan 2018

Mumbaikars searched for ways to get out of the many traffic snarls, reports Rediff.com's Hemant Waje who was caught in the traffic blockade for hours during Wednesday's Maharashtra bandh.

At Mumbai building crash site, residents wait with hope

At Mumbai building crash site, residents wait with hope

Rediff.com31 Jul 2017

Five days after their building came crashing down, bringing down their world along with it, the survivors wait in hope for definite answers from the authorities, reports Hemant Waje/Rediff.com.

An open letter to Virat Kohli: O Captain! My Captain!

An open letter to Virat Kohli: O Captain! My Captain!

Rediff.com3 Mar 2017

On the eve of the Bengaluru Test match, a diehard cricket fan pens a heartfelt note to the Indian captain.

Review: Ventilator is a refreshing family drama

Review: Ventilator is a refreshing family drama

Rediff.com4 Nov 2016

Ventilator is a simple Marathi family film which you can enjoy this weekend with your parents, uncles, aunties, cousins..., writes Hemant Waje.