Ajit Datta

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Close follower of politics. Likes Indian authors, 60s music, courtroom drama, gymming and philosophy.
When I began watching ‘House of Cards’, I often wondered whether American politics was as cut-throat as the series made it out to be. In retrospect, when I think of how Bill Clinton watched the series and confirmed that...
Himanta Biswa Sarma is considered among the most astute politicians in the country today. His former bosses at the Congress Party must be regretting the treatment they meted out to him, and how they stifled his ambitions. Sarma is...
What Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath and Smriti Irani have in common, is that they’ve risen the ranks and proven their mettle in a domain dominated by an entitled elite that looks down with hostility upon outsiders. The rally in...
Controversial NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain put out a thread on Twitter earlier this week which was subject to widespread ridicule. Among the things Jain tweeted was how the media should have collectively boycotted the prime minister for following an...
Ajay Singh is often referred to as the “turnaround man”. He is known to take over fledgling organizations, change the way they think and work, and revive their fortunes. If reports are to be believed, he is now all...
(This is a work of fiction. Characters and incidents are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.) It all began when someone, perhaps from the rival camp, thought it would...
Among the politicians who often face flak from some of prime minister Modi’s supporters, is finance minister Arun Jaitley. Despite being one of the government’s key trouble-shooters and one of the most important people in the country today, Jaitley’s...
Social activist Anna Hazare, the figurehead of the erstwhile India Against Corruption movement, has written to the prime minister and stated that he will resume his agitation once again. According to the letter, he says the Modi government has...
Last week, violence broke out across north India. The head of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan, had been convicted in an old rape case. The Dera, headquartered in Sirsa, has millions of followers hailing predominantly from...
That peculiar specimen of Indians who could go to any length for prime minister Modi but opposed Donald Trump tooth and nail, hide under a rock today when one speaks of Indo-American relations. To save face, some of them...
Earlier this week, in an unexpected change of tack, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee declared that she was in favor of prime minister Modi and that she did not blame him for the problems the opposition parties faced...
Earlier this month, Kerala’s finance minister Thomas Isaac told India Today that RSS wasn’t large enough in the state for the Communists to use physical violence against them. Apart from lying blatantly twice in one sentence, the veteran commie...