Kavita Chowdhury

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'Nothing lasts forever'

'Nothing lasts forever'

Rediff.com5 Feb 2020

'I don't get attached to my success,' Ayushmann Khurrana tells Kavita Chowdhury.

Mahua Moitra: From JPMorgan to Trinamool candidate

Mahua Moitra: From JPMorgan to Trinamool candidate

Rediff.com27 Apr 2019

'I'm just about getting out of the cocoon now,' the former investment banker-turned-politician tells Kavita Roychowdhury.

The young guns scripting poll victories in India

The young guns scripting poll victories in India

Rediff.com20 Jun 2016

From Narendra Modi's victory in 2014 to the Nitish-Lalu triumph in 2015 and delivering Assam to the BJP in 2016, young and very professional strategists have startled politicians and the media.

Congress' season of discontent

Congress' season of discontent

Rediff.com30 May 2016

An inchoate anger is brewing within the party against the central leadership after the poor show in the assembly polls.

Govt confident about GST passage minus Cong leg-up

Govt confident about GST passage minus Cong leg-up

Rediff.com30 May 2016

The government is banking on help from regional parties and rejigged numbers in the Rajya Sabha.

'Shunt out usual faces': Singhvi calls for a revamp of Congress

'Shunt out usual faces': Singhvi calls for a revamp of Congress

Rediff.com24 May 2016

After the party's near washout in assembly polls, the demand for a overhaul is growing with spokesman Abhishek Singhvi arguing for younger state leaders.

Congress set to be biggest loser in polls

Congress set to be biggest loser in polls

Rediff.com18 May 2016

A defeat in Assam would be bad news for the Congress which is in power in Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur.

Why AAP needs to tout the success of odd-even scheme

Why AAP needs to tout the success of odd-even scheme

Rediff.com9 May 2016

Now that the second phase of the odd-even scheme in Delhi is over, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants to project it as a success, with an eye on the Punjab polls next year, says Kavita Chowdhury.

Rahul for UP CM? Likely to be named Congress president soon

Rahul for UP CM? Likely to be named Congress president soon

Rediff.com3 May 2016

Speculation has been rife that the Gandhi or his sister Priyanka could be projected as the Congress face in UP.

'Modi is following a policy of shoot and scoot'

'Modi is following a policy of shoot and scoot'

Rediff.com2 May 2016

'We will continue to ask why Modi and his government were benefactors to this AgustaWestland company, why within 40 days they overturned the ban?'

'Chances of a smooth run of Parliament are remote'

'Chances of a smooth run of Parliament are remote'

Rediff.com25 Apr 2016

Ramesh says that since the attitude of the Narendra Modi government is deliberately provocative and confrontational, it should not expect cooperation from the Congress.

It's not us but RSS that is opposing GST bill: Congress

It's not us but RSS that is opposing GST bill: Congress

Rediff.com21 Apr 2016

Despite being cleared in the lower house, the GST bill has been pending in the Rajya Sabha for clearance, where the Congress enjoys numerical strength, reports Kavita Chowdhury.

21 AAP MLAs face disqualification

21 AAP MLAs face disqualification

Rediff.com12 Apr 2016

Among the 21 MLAs who have been appointed parliamentary secretaries for the "smooth functioning of the government" are Adarsh Shastri, Jarnail Singh and Alka Lamba.

Sonia back in the driver's seat as Congress goes off track

Sonia back in the driver's seat as Congress goes off track

Rediff.com9 Apr 2016

After Arunachal Pradesh slipped out of its control and Uttarakhand was placed under President's rule, the Congress president took matters into her own hands.

100% FDI in e-commerce exposes BJP's double standard

100% FDI in e-commerce exposes BJP's double standard

Rediff.com4 Apr 2016

"Not a single step has been taken by this government to empower small businesses in India," says Praveen Khandelwal, national secretary general of the Confederation of All India Traders and former treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi unit.

The man who is fixing Congress' public connect

The man who is fixing Congress' public connect

Rediff.com29 Mar 2016

Prashant Kishor, the man who led Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar to victory, has his task cut out for him as he tries to secure victory for the Congress in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh

Will Prashant Kishor be third time lucky?

Will Prashant Kishor be third time lucky?

Rediff.com28 Mar 2016

Here's an analysis of the style and strategy of the man who did the magic for Narendra Modi and then Nitish Kumar and whom the Congress has now hired.

Rajender Kumar: Kejriwal's 'trusted man'

Rajender Kumar: Kejriwal's 'trusted man'

Rediff.com18 Dec 2015

The Delhi CM's principal secretary has been described as quick, decisive, and quite unlike a 'babu'.

Will Congress allow Parliament to function? No, seems to be the reply

Will Congress allow Parliament to function? No, seems to be the reply

Rediff.com15 Dec 2015

Party justifies total washout of day's proceedings in Rajya Sabha, citing Dalit atrocity, insult to Congress CMs and the GST bill.

The chequered history of Congress coalitions

The chequered history of Congress coalitions

Rediff.com30 Nov 2015

After Bihar elections, Rahul Gandhi's go-it-alone strategy seems to have taken a back seat.

Nitish Kumar's new challenges

Nitish Kumar's new challenges

Rediff.com9 Nov 2015

The Bihar CM will have make good on his poll promises of a clean administration, providing piped water, toilets, pucca roads and unemployment allowance

Bihar's liquor industry faces political fizz

Bihar's liquor industry faces political fizz

Rediff.com25 Oct 2015

Through the past decade, Bihar's revenue from liquor has quadrupled

Dynamics of calling a special session of Parliament

Dynamics of calling a special session of Parliament

Rediff.com17 Aug 2015

Govt is mulling a special session to amend the constitution to enable a national goods and services tax. Kavita Chowdhury answers a few FAQs on the complexities

When 'Mamata didi' was the most sought after politico in Delhi

When 'Mamata didi' was the most sought after politico in Delhi

Rediff.com12 Aug 2015

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Janata Dal-United's Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party's Ramgopal Yadav and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal will meet at Sharad Pawar's residence on Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi's band of generals

Rahul Gandhi's band of generals

Rediff.com27 Jul 2015

A look at the team behind the Congress' aggressive stance.

Sonia orders Congressmen to fall in line

Sonia orders Congressmen to fall in line

Rediff.com23 Jul 2015

Sonia Gandhi is cracking the whip on errant party MPs. She has made it clear that the strategy of confrontation with the government and disruption of Parliament proceedings will continue.

GST: Govt amenable to full compensation to states for 5 years

GST: Govt amenable to full compensation to states for 5 years

Rediff.com18 Jul 2015

Congress preparing a dissent note on the issue

Passing GST Bill in its present form makes no sense: Moily

Passing GST Bill in its present form makes no sense: Moily

Rediff.com3 Jul 2015

The Bill has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.

'CM Raje is legally and morally not in a position to continue in office'

'CM Raje is legally and morally not in a position to continue in office'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2015

Pilot says that the Congress is demanding that the Rajasthan CM be booked for criminal culpability.

GST Bill: Congress sets tough conditions for support in RS

GST Bill: Congress sets tough conditions for support in RS

Rediff.com20 Jun 2015

The government will find it difficult to pass the Bill without the Congress's help

AAP's core agenda takes back seat in government

AAP's core agenda takes back seat in government

Rediff.com15 Jun 2015

Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government is locked in a power struggle with the Centre and the Lt Governor. Kavita Chowdhury reports

In Bihar potboiler, Congress backs Nitish

In Bihar potboiler, Congress backs Nitish

Rediff.com5 Jun 2015

Congress has indicated it won't settle for less than 50 seats in any non-BJP alliance, unlikely if a JD(United)-RJD deal does take place.

Modi's 1-year report card: Anti-farmer and pro-corporate sarkar

Modi's 1-year report card: Anti-farmer and pro-corporate sarkar

Rediff.com26 May 2015

Modi sarkar took few initiatives to uplift the poor strate of society.

The men behind Rahul 2.0

The men behind Rahul 2.0

Rediff.com11 May 2015

The Congress vice-president's office and staff have been revamped after the party's electoral defeat in 2014

Rahul has come back with a new style of politics: Sushmita Dev

Rahul has come back with a new style of politics: Sushmita Dev

Rediff.com27 Apr 2015

Congress Member of Parliament and party spokesperson Sushmita Dev tells Kavita Chowdhury that party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's "new kind of politics" has revitalised the party, lifting it from the gloom of the 2014 general elections.

Farmer's suicide may strangle land Bill

Farmer's suicide may strangle land Bill

Rediff.com23 Apr 2015

Political blame game has started.

What does Rahul's return mean for the Congress?

What does Rahul's return mean for the Congress?

Rediff.com17 Apr 2015

Congress leaders are worried as to when Rahul Gandhi will get down to undertaking the long overdue AICC

Will 'Swaraj Samwad' spawn a new AAP?

Will 'Swaraj Samwad' spawn a new AAP?

Rediff.com10 Apr 2015

Expelled members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will lead a meet which aims to 'explore future course for alternative politics'

Congress hopes 'sanjeevani' revives party on April 19

Congress hopes 'sanjeevani' revives party on April 19

Rediff.com9 Apr 2015

Congress leaders claim the land Bill stir is an opportunity to shake off despair and serve as return vehicle for Rahul Gandhi.

There's no space for dissent within AAP, says party leader

There's no space for dissent within AAP, says party leader

Rediff.com31 Mar 2015

Dharamvir Gandhi, AAP's member of Parliament from Patiala has spoken out in favour of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.

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