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Deepak Lokhande

  • The politics of resignation and why BJP will stay ahead of the game

    The BJP may appear to be a party that revolves around an individual, but it still is a party where this individual is changed as per the needs of the time.

    Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 9:15pm
  • Obituary: RR Patil's honesty and integrity set him apart from his colleagues

    To many in the English media, former Maharashtra home minister and senior NCP leader RR Patil was a moral police who was hell bent on shutting down dance bars.

    Monday, 16 February 2015 - 8:00pm
  • In conversation with Bhalchandra Nemade and Raosaheb Kasbe

    Writers are in vogue these days. There are so many literature festivals held today that one may feel that the number of readers in this nation has significantly gone up. But in my sincere observation, while our reading may have gone up, it is mostly on the internet. And to me, internet...

    Monday, 16 February 2015 - 7:30pm
  • Bhalchandra Nemade: A desi Booker for a desi author

    A Jnanpith award is like a lifetime achievement award for a writer in India.

    Friday, 6 February 2015 - 9:25pm
  • Last among equals, first among discriminated

    Twitter was abuzz this month after a street kid was denied entry at a McDonalds outlet in Pune. People lashed out at the fast food joint for being rude to the impoverished kid.

    Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 1:09pm
  • My school needs you

    This blog is about my school and hence you may feel that I am misusing my position but that is not it.

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 10:43pm
  • Musings of an agonized mind

    Several questions have been raised in the backdrop, even as we put up a brave face and say that there cannot be any compromise with freedom of expression. The word often used is freedom of speech, but it should actually be expression - for the word may be the same, but its tone may differ. In case...

    Wednesday, 14 January 2015 - 8:00am
  • Goodbye, Captain Cool

    When he arrived on the scene there was this X factor about Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Everything about him was so unusual. His hairstyles for starts. They were quirky to say the least, but he was not shy flaunting them. His style of wicket-keeping was unusual. His batting was unusual, too. It seemed he...

    Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 4:30pm
  • Baba Amte: The last action hero of Gandhian thought

    It was almost 15 years ago that I met Baba Amte in Hemalkasa. I was reporting from the Nagpur legislature session and decided to travel to the place where Amte’s son Dr Prakash provides medical treatment for free to tribals from Gadchiroli and neighbouring districts from Andhra Pradesh. There was a...

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 8:28pm
  • Rains halt play; India fail to capitalize as Australia reach 405/6

    With 78 percent chances of rains predicted by the weather bureau, it was almost certain that the play will be halted anytime during the day. The dark clouds and light drizzle also ensured play started 10 minutes late. But India squandered chances of sneaking back despite ideal conditions- clouds...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:00am