All stories by Sanchari Bhattacharya
'The Kargil War was a tragedy, but...': HaqqaniRediff.com31 Jan 2014
It has been over two years since Husain Haqqani was forced to resign from the coveted post of Pakistan's envoy to the United States.
'The Internet is destroying journalism'Rediff.com27 Jan 2014
'The scope of social networking as a form of journalism is limited. Yes, you can tweet a photo or write about, say, a policemen beating a protestor somewhere. But a real news story is complicated and analytical and it needs to be worked on... Journalism is not that simple,' Jonathan Franzen, arguably the greatest American novelist of his generation, tells Rediff.com's Sanchari Bhattacharya in a fascinating interview.
'India will have to deal with terrorism for a long time'Rediff.com23 Jan 2014
'The greatest threat faced by India does not come from Pakistan, it comes from terrorism... It is easier to secure the borders of the US; it is not so easy to make India's borders secure,' Pulizer Prize-winning journalist Mark Mazzetti tells Rediff.com's Sanchari Bhattacharya.
'Eliminating minorities only sets a nation back'Rediff.com22 Jan 2014
'With any luck and a certain amount of rationality, we should be able to survive,' historian Antony Beevor tells Rediff.com's Sanchari Bhattacharya. 'We should learn that genocides and elimination of minorities achieve nothing and only sets a nation back. If we don't learn from our mistakes, then humanity doesn't deserve a chance to survive.'
'Everyone has the right to protest in a democracy, even the CM'Rediff.com21 Jan 2014
Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi brought the house down at the concluding session of the Jaipur Literature Festival when -- during a debate on democracy --she declared, "In a democracy, everyone has the right to protest, including the chief minister". Sanchari Bhattacharya reports from Jaipur.
'The AAP is the new game in town'Rediff.com21 Jan 2014
'For now, the AAP is the conversation,' Lord Meghnad Desai tells Rediff.com's Sanchari Bhattacharya. 'Everyone is talking about the 'Delhi model'. They have made so much difference. They have changed politics.'
AAP's success proves Indian democracy works: BJP's Yashwant SinhaRediff.com20 Jan 2014
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha takes the high road the Jaipur Literature Festival. Sanchari Bhattacharya reports
Leave Shashi Tharoor alone, says Salman Khurshid at JLFRediff.com19 Jan 2014
Expressing his disappointment with the media over its coverage of the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the External Affairs Minister said the media should set the bar higher for itself and not stoop to such levels. Sanchari Bhattacharya reports.
'When trouble was brewing, India should have reassigned Khobragade'Rediff.com18 Jan 2014
The Devyani Khobragade row, India-Pakistan bickering over Afghanistan and a nightclub act by two diplomats were some of the issues discussed at one of the sessions at Jaipur Lit Fest, reports Sanchari Bhattacharya.
Let's hope this year we don't go to jail: Sanjoy Roy at JLFRediff.com17 Jan 2014
"It is a bumper harvest this year," Jaipur Literature Festival producer Sanjoy Roy told Rediff.com while describing the spectacular line-up of authors at the grand carnival this year.