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Sudhir Bisht

Dr Sudhir Bisht, author and columnist, is a frequent contributor to Rediff.com. You can e-mail the author at sudhir_bisht@rediffmail.com

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Brand Modi is suffering from over-exposure

Brand Modi is suffering from over-exposure

Rediff.com4 days ago

Just as the superstars of Indian cricket only play IPL and international fixtures and ignore the Ranji and Mushtaq Ali trophies in domestic cricket, Narendra Modi should play a very limited role in state assembly elections, argues Sudhir Bisht.

Mr Modi, it's time to pay back middle class on fuel prices

Mr Modi, it's time to pay back middle class on fuel prices

Rediff.com18 Feb 2021

It is time he stood up and assured the middle class that they can count on him as one of their own, says Dr Sudhir Bisht.

Tikait's tears have done their job

Tikait's tears have done their job

Rediff.com2 Feb 2021

The magnificent Jat community has taken his tears to its heart, observes Sudhir Bisht. In Tikait, they see their late leader's son, the son of their doughty farm leader Mahendra Singh Tikait, says Dr Sudhir Bisht.

10 things to know about COVID-19 vaccines

10 things to know about COVID-19 vaccines

Rediff.com16 Jan 2021

As India holds its breath for the Covid vaccination to be begin, Sudhir Bisht provides a quick checklist of what you must know about the vaccines that will be administered to citizens.

Vote: Should Virat stay back for 2nd Test?

Vote: Should Virat stay back for 2nd Test?

Rediff.com21 Dec 2020

The second Test between India and Australia will take place at Melbourne on December 26 starting 0500 IST.

Why Arnab's TRPs will shoot up even more

Why Arnab's TRPs will shoot up even more

Rediff.com9 Oct 2020

The stupidity of someone buying impressions on people meters is like saying the BJP wins elections because the EVMs are rigged. I predict zooming TRPs for Republic TV, says Sudhir Bisht.

Saying Namaste With Pride

Saying Namaste With Pride

Rediff.com24 May 2020

Sudhir Bisht remembers how he was looked down upon for greeting a potential customer with a Namaste many years ago and how the tables seem to have turned during the pandemic.

Kejriwal is a true follower of BJP ideology

Kejriwal is a true follower of BJP ideology

Rediff.com20 Feb 2020

Kejriwal believes in good governance and takes pride in his Hindu identity, points out Sudhir Bisht.

How Dravid can avert the conflict-of-interest charge

How Dravid can avert the conflict-of-interest charge

Rediff.com20 Aug 2019

What does Rahul Dravid need to do to be able to join NCA without carrying the blemish of perceived or potential 'conflict of interest'? Sudhir Bisht attempts an answer.

Column: Indira, Rajiv didn't die as martyrs

Column: Indira, Rajiv didn't die as martyrs

Rediff.com20 May 2019

'They were the leaders of my country and the children of Mother India, but they didn't die as martyrs.' 'They were killed, most unfortunately, by a well planned enemy plot, and they were victims of political violence,' states Sudhir Bisht.

Can Rita Bahuguna succeed where her father failed?

Can Rita Bahuguna succeed where her father failed?

Rediff.com10 Apr 2019

Sudhir Bisht recalls the battle of 1984, in which UP's strongman H N Bahuguna was felled by Bollywood superstar turned political novice Amitabh Bachchan.

Why is Uday Kotak being singled out for his bank's success?

Why is Uday Kotak being singled out for his bank's success?

Rediff.com19 Mar 2019

'I find the RBI edict to the Kotak Mahindra Bank to reduce Uday Kotak's shareholding very unreasonable,' says Sudhir Bisht.

Does Rahul have a plan for 2019 election?

Does Rahul have a plan for 2019 election?

Rediff.com3 Mar 2019

'Rahul is misguided by a handful of family retainers who don't want him to show unrestrained initiative in forming allies.' says Sudhir Bisht.

Fighting for cheating-free petrol pumps

Fighting for cheating-free petrol pumps

Rediff.com23 Jan 2019

'There exists a 'brotherhood' of sorts for a very long time and corrupt dealers and corrupt OMC officials are in it together,' Ashwani Attrish, founder, Empowering Petroleum Dealers Foundation, tells Sudhir Bisht, a veteran of the petroleum industry.

Why is Hanuma Vihari opening for India?

Why is Hanuma Vihari opening for India?

Rediff.com26 Dec 2018

Rishabh Pant, not Hanuma Vihari, can be the next Virender Sehwag that India is looking for,' says Sudhir Bisht.

Why Mallya's payback offer should be welcomed

Why Mallya's payback offer should be welcomed

Rediff.com10 Dec 2018

'Mallya has offered to pay the original amount.' 'Let us say he means the principal amount and that stands at Rs 5,000 crores.' 'The Indian banks have to ask themselves if they would rather have this 5,000 crores or would have none of it at all,' asks Sudhir Bisht.

Ayyappa's right must be respected by one and all

Ayyappa's right must be respected by one and all

Rediff.com27 Oct 2018

'Comparing a men-only pilgrimage with past blots like sati or untouchability is propelled by politics, mischief and malevolence,' argues Sudhir Bisht.

Why KCR's early poll call must be condemned

Why KCR's early poll call must be condemned

Rediff.com25 Sep 2018

'If the TRS, with 75% seats in the Telangana assembly, can be coerced into a sense of resignation by a tiny party that has just 10% of seats, then questions have to be asked about KCR's mettle as leader,' says Sudhir Bisht.

Why our cricket team failed in England

Why our cricket team failed in England

Rediff.com11 Sep 2018

The reasons for India's poor show in England lie between a very demanding captain, a very smug coach and inadequate coaching staff, says Sudhir Bisht.

Vajpayee: The nice guy who finished first

Vajpayee: The nice guy who finished first

Rediff.com18 Aug 2018

'My heart weeps for Vajpayee, the prince among poets, the king among politicians and the emperor among statesmen,' says Sudhir Bisht.

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