All stories by Sunil Sethi
The watch dogs that didn't bark for IL&FSRediff.com16 Oct 2018
Did men and women of redoubtable experience and public service, upholders of the country's steel frame and paragons of corporate governance, never smell a rat?
Have you met a Bluffocrat?Rediff.com21 Sep 2018
'If the school of bluffers includes those who get to the top not from deep knowledge but from delivering 'a clever quip or a leftfield surprise argument', then Modi is the undisputed Bluffocrat Emeritus,' says Sunil Sethi.
How will the Game of Thrones play out in Tamil Nadu?Rediff.com19 Aug 2018
'Tamil Nadu's youth bulge will soon be 70 per cent of the population, many of them smartphone-toting millennials looking for gains more tangible than what screen gods can give,' says Sunil Sethi.
Imran Khan, anyone?Rediff.com25 Jul 2018
'The generals couldn't care less about political corruption, being complicit themselves.' 'Coup d'etats are out of fashion.' 'Their only desire is backroom control,' says Sunil Sethi.
A Season of SpiesRediff.com17 Jun 2018
'Raazi is being hailed for breaking the glass ceiling for Daughters of Bollywood Inc,' says Sunil Sethi.
Karnataka's last resort politicsRediff.com26 May 2018
'Where in parliamentary democracies around the world do political parties drag Supreme Court judges in the middle marches of the night to decide who will rule?' asks Sunil Sethi.
Ahankar has been many a leader's undoingRediff.com19 Apr 2018
'BJP leaders might ponder the all-consuming arrogance that grips the Modi-Shah combine a year ahead of the next general election,' says Sunil Sethi.
The past was another countryRediff.com10 Feb 2018
'Where children are told soothing bedtime tales, our daily fare were stories of the bloodshed my family had witnessed, scenes, my father said, of the sewers turning red and the overpowering stench of corpses,' remembers Sunil Sethi.
Rambo rides againRediff.com23 Dec 2017
'From his persistent fuelling of pan-Hindu nationalism to pandering to narrow Gujarati chauvinism, Rambo rides again, using fair means and foul -- and often foul -- to gain the battleground,' says Sunil Sethi.
Delhi, the No-No capitalRediff.com26 Nov 2017
Delhi is a year-round health hazard that visitors shun like the plague, says Sunil Sethi.
CBI must be held accountable for what they did to the TalwarsRediff.com24 Nov 2017
The fruitless pursuit, which tore the Talwars' lives and reputations to shreds, means that Aarushi's killers have not only got away but may never be found, says Sunil Sethi.
The Truth and Myth of Indira GandhiRediff.com18 Nov 2017
'It has even been suggested that Modi and Amit Shah, however grudgingly, harbour admiration for her controlling streak and steely resilience,' says Sunil Sethi.
Is Nawazuddin's kiss' n' tell defensible?Rediff.com15 Nov 2017
The great pity is that Mr Siddiqui has a remarkable, even inspiring, story to tell, feels Sunil Sethi.
Ramdev wants a ban; will he succeed?Rediff.com9 Sep 2017
'The wonderful thing about being a journalist is that when someone tries to muzzle your work, it's a badge of honour.' 'You know you've done something right,' Priyanka Pathak-Narain, the author of Godman To Tycoon: The Untold Story Of Baba Ramdev, tells Sunil Sethi.
The politics of grievanceRediff.com28 Jul 2017
'A class antagonism of rich versus poor took the colouring of a communal confrontation,' says Sunil Sethi.
Delhi's unaccountable Raja KejriwalRediff.com1 Jun 2017
'The Aam Aadmi's prophet is out of touch with both the city and his own flock.'
These Indo-Pak games have gone on for a long timeRediff.com15 May 2017
'There are retaliatory incursions, ambushes, captures and killings by Indian forces along the 700 km border; alleged spies are caught on both sides, then mutually traded as pawns; envoys are summoned in both capitals to be routinely given dressing downs.' 'And there is always a handy courier pigeon, like Sajjan Jindal, sent over to test the troubled waters,' says Sunil Sethi.
The Romeos of Hazratgunj: An elegyRediff.com7 Apr 2017
In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh wayward Romeos would all be in the lock-up, says Sunil Sethi.
The Jaya you didn't knowRediff.com25 Dec 2016
'We spoke of everything but politics.' 'She was well-versed in the Eng. Lit. canon of Dickens and Austen, but had also read Oscar Wilde's famous epistolary tract from jail, De Profundis.' Sunil Sethi recalls his memorable encounters with Jayalalithaa.
'Parmeshwar was a dynamo and a doer'Rediff.com17 Oct 2016
Laughter was a component of Parmeshar Godrej's large-hearted Punjabi spirit, recalls Sunil Sethi.