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CP Surendran

  • 9 going on 10

    dna is 9, going on 10. No paper is likely to have had the kind of roller-coaster ride dna has had. But as the youngest and, arguably, the most vibrant paper in India looks to the future, the possibilities are immense. All over the world, the print industry is in crisis, thanks to the onslaught of...

    Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • Narendra Modi and his moment

    After Indira Gandhi won the 1980 elections with 353 seats and Rajiv Gandhi stormed home with 414 seats in 1984, the BJP's tally of 285 (as dna went to press) is the best ever by any single party. Still it would be facile to think that this watershed in Indian politics is more a collective triumph...

    Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • Narendra Modi has a missionary zeal to improve things, writes CP Surendran

    The last 12 years Narendra Modi has been chief minister of Gujarat, bright IAS officers who implement his vision have been in awe of him. Says Vijay Nehra, a young, towering IIT graduate who quit Infosys to take up a career in IAS, and is now working as additional secretary in the chief minister's...

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 6:35am
  • Exclusive Interview: ‘What has Sharad Pawar done for the state?’ says Raj Thackeray

    Since the formation of Maharashtra in 1960, the state with a population of over 10 crore and a vast land mass, has not seen much development barring the Mumbai-Pune-Nashik industrial corridor. Why? 

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 7:45am
  • What has Sharad Pawar done for Maharashtra, asks Raj Thackeray

    MNS chief Raj Thackeray roots for Narendra Modi as PM and he sees himself as chief minister of Maharashtra one day soon. Raj has a Manhattan vision for Mumbai, one in which migrants from UP, Bihar and Jharkhand would be discouraged, and roads would be straight. He has a few cutting things to say...

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 6:00am
  • Gamla Stan- Bridging the past and the present

    There's more to Stockholm than just Abba and the Nobel, discovers C.P. Surendran on his trip there

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 4:05pm
  • Playing dice with destiny?

    Rahul seems to be shaping up, but he’s likely to be fighting fit, only post 2014.

    Friday, 7 March 2014 - 6:00am
  • This is a year of destiny

    Be prepared for surprises, reversals, great ironies. The last is the cruelest. It is God laughing.

    Friday, 31 January 2014 - 10:58am
  • Manmohan Singh rehearses his lines before the curtain comes down on his prime ministerial act

    Was it Manmohan Singh? Or was it a robot? To a neutral observer, the difficult answer would be that it was both.

    Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 7:21am
  • AAP aur 'Hum': Ethical confusions of a people

    Today Arvind Kejriwal swears in as Delhi’s CM. It’s a moment in history. How an NGO (non-governmental organisation) activist actually came to be the head of the establishment that he was fighting against, and how his fledgling party nearly dismantled established political giants like the...

    Saturday, 28 December 2013 - 9:05am