MJ Akbar is the Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian.

Politics of hallucination is losing out
19th Apr 2014

Every so often small facts light up a large truth. One such nugget appeared in last Monday's Indian Express. This newspaper tracks, within many layers of election coverage, where any principal campaig

A vote for jobs
12th Apr 2014
A vote for jobs

Where did it all begin to go wrong for the UPA government? The precise point, if there is ever such a thing in the rolling caravan of politics, is a decision made by Mrs Sonia Gandhi after re-election

Young and unforgiving
5th Apr 2014
Young and unforgiving

A young media professional, his face creased by the worried thought that he might soon be turning 30, was quite certain about the precise moment at which Rahul Gandhi lost the trust of the young. That

Einstein, Biswajit and Indian elections
29th Mar 2014
Einstein, Biswajit and Indian elections

If Albert Einstein could not pass his college entrance examination at the first attempt, then there is surely hope for us lesser mortals. Biswajit Deb Chatterjee, the Hindi film star from Bengal, who

Satire is better than a scream
22nd Mar 2014

The committees which cobbled together the BJP's advertising campaign got one fundamental proposition right: anger is a formidable weapon, but rage is counterproductive. There is a fine but defining li

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