All stories by Kavita Chowdhury
'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 candidateRediff.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 IndiaRediff.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 discontentRediff.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-upRediff.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 CongressRediff.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 pollsRediff.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 schemeRediff.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 soonRediff.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'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'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: CongressRediff.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 disqualificationRediff.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 trackRediff.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 standardRediff.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 connectRediff.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?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'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 replyRediff.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 coalitionsRediff.com30 Nov 2015
After Bihar elections, Rahul Gandhi's go-it-alone strategy seems to have taken a back seat.
Nitish Kumar's new challengesRediff.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 fizzRediff.com25 Oct 2015
Through the past decade, Bihar's revenue from liquor has quadrupled
Dynamics of calling a special session of ParliamentRediff.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 DelhiRediff.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 generalsRediff.com27 Jul 2015
A look at the team behind the Congress' aggressive stance.
Sonia orders Congressmen to fall in lineRediff.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 yearsRediff.com18 Jul 2015
Congress preparing a dissent note on the issue
Passing GST Bill in its present form makes no sense: MoilyRediff.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'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 RSRediff.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 governmentRediff.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 NitishRediff.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 sarkarRediff.com26 May 2015
Modi sarkar took few initiatives to uplift the poor strate of society.
The men behind Rahul 2.0Rediff.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 DevRediff.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 BillRediff.com23 Apr 2015
Political blame game has started.
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?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 19Rediff.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 leaderRediff.com31 Mar 2015
Dharamvir Gandhi, AAP's member of Parliament from Patiala has spoken out in favour of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.