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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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No-trust debate: Best and Worst performers

No-trust debate: Best and Worst performers

Rediff.com21 Jul 2018

The biggest winner was Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who ran her ship with self-confidence and aplomb.

Is it Reliance Digital vs Chadha uncle now?

Is it Reliance Digital vs Chadha uncle now?

Rediff.com30 Jun 2018

Why should Reliance Digital position itself as an alternative to Chadhaji's store? It simply doesn't make good business sense, says Sudhir Bisht.

The odd man out at Kumaraswamy's big moment

The odd man out at Kumaraswamy's big moment

Rediff.com29 May 2018

Three guys stood out at the swearing-in ceremony of Deve Gowda's son, says Sudhir Bisht.

Time for Virat to step down as RCB captain?

Time for Virat to step down as RCB captain?

Rediff.com7 May 2018

'He has been RCB's leader since 2013 and RCB's best performance under him has been runners up in 2016.' 'In 2013 and 2014, RCB didn't reach the Playoffs stage.' 'In 2015 it reached that stage.' 'In 2017, RCB didn't go beyond the league stage.' 'Sometimes, a change at the top leads to a change in a team's fortunes,' says Sudhir Bisht.

5 reasons why Congress should merge with BJP

5 reasons why Congress should merge with BJP

Rediff.com30 Mar 2018

'I am quite optimistic that sooner or later, my wishful thinking would turn into a reality.' The only hitch is that the INC president's own career ambitions may be hurt if the Congress merges with the BJP,' says Sudhir Bisht.

Arvind Kejriwal: His own worst enemy

Arvind Kejriwal: His own worst enemy

Rediff.com26 Feb 2018

The street-fighter is back and the introspecting, sparingly speaking avatar of Kejriwal has gone on an extended recess. In this grime of heightened Delhi politics, all the good work done by the Delhi government may go down the drain, warns Sudhir Bisht.

Congress people, stop whining about Rahul at R-Day

Congress people, stop whining about Rahul at R-Day

Rediff.com3 Feb 2018

'He is not the leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha or the Lok Sabha. He is just an MP.' 'In the order of precedence of the Republic of India, Rahul Gandhi is at 21st position,' says Sudhir Bisht.

What did the judges achieve?

What did the judges achieve?

Rediff.com16 Jan 2018

By raising a banner of revolt against the CJI, the 4 judges have dealt a body blow to the faith of many Indians in the Supreme Court, argues Sudhir Bisht.

Congress, not Modi, has lowered political discourse

Congress, not Modi, has lowered political discourse

Rediff.com15 Dec 2017

'A false narrative is being created, that Modi is a habitual offender when it comes to lowering the political discourse in the country.' 'Nothing can be farther from the truth,' argues Sudhir Bisht.

Indira gets too much credit for the 1971 victory

Indira gets too much credit for the 1971 victory

Rediff.com21 Nov 2017

'Had Sam Bahadur not dictated the timing of India's military intervention, Bangladesh would not have been created without a prolonged battle.' 'Manekshaw's strategy won the war for India in just 13 days,' says Sudhir Bisht.

What will Rahul do if Congress loses Gujarat?

What will Rahul do if Congress loses Gujarat?

Rediff.com24 Oct 2017

'In all likelihood, the Congress will fall short in Gujarat.' 'The Modi-Amit A Shah duo will hold on to the state for the BJP,' predicts Sudhir Bisht.

Why doesn't Sinha ask his son to quit the government?

Why doesn't Sinha ask his son to quit the government?

Rediff.com7 Oct 2017

Just as the mighty Bhim sacrificed his son Ghatotkach and Arjun sacrificed his son Abhimanyu in the battle against Kauravas, Yashwant Sinha must ask his son Jayant to sacrifice his ministerial office, says Sudhir Bisht.

The true story behind HPCL's stake sale

The true story behind HPCL's stake sale

Rediff.com14 Sep 2017

The government shouldn't hide behind the veil of making a domestic giant out of the HPC-ONGC deal, rather it should just say it needs cash from this divestment exercise, says Sudhir Bisht.

Reshuffle caught the media napping!

Reshuffle caught the media napping!

Rediff.com4 Sep 2017

'Till the time the MSM and Modi don't trust one another, expect more Nirmala Sitharamans springing out from nowhere,' says Sudhir Bisht.

Is this why Sikka quit Infy?

Is this why Sikka quit Infy?

Rediff.com24 Aug 2017

'Vishal Sikka may have realised that he was in no position to deliver on the promise Infosys made to its shareholders.' 'Perhaps he was looking for an escape route and he quit under the cover of "continuous drumbeats of distractions",' says Sudhir Bisht.

What Nitish did is an act of extreme courage

What Nitish did is an act of extreme courage

Rediff.com1 Aug 2017

'Nitish should be portrayed as an upholder of political dharma.'

Next Vice President should be from the North East

Next Vice President should be from the North East

Rediff.com11 Jul 2017

'I am sure the BJP can find a highly educated, respected, non-controversial party man from the North East to be elected India's vice-president,' says Sudhir Bisht.

Coach, not captain, must be the team boss

Coach, not captain, must be the team boss

Rediff.com3 Jul 2017

'The captain's duty should be to ensure that the plan is enacted the way the coach wants the same to be enacted,' says Sudhir Bisht.

5 questions for the 'Prannoy Roy Brigade'

5 questions for the 'Prannoy Roy Brigade'

Rediff.com13 Jun 2017

'While I am personally pained at the raids on Dr Roy's home, I want to ask five questions of those crying themselves hoarse over the attack on the "freedom of the press",' says Sudhir Bisht.

Why I think Sunny Paaji should retire as commentator

Why I think Sunny Paaji should retire as commentator

Rediff.com5 Jun 2017

'Ramchandra Guha has sent down an express delivery at Sunil Gavaskar, the great batsman who seldom wore a helmet while facing the fastest of fast bowlers.' 'Gavaskar may have easily ducked the delivery and Guha would have receded in solitude.' 'But by hitting back at Guha, Gavaskar may have started a barrage of unplayable deliveries,' says Sudhir Bisht about his cricketing hero.

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