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Shyam Parekh

  • Words strong, but sentiment wasn't wrong: Rahul Gandhi

    Breaking silence, Cong leader defends the timing of his objection to ordinance on convicted lawmakers.

    Friday, 4 October 2013 - 8:48am
  • Not a caged parrot!

    Anyone who cares for democracy - stop worrying about party or leader or ideology or development for a moment - and read Justice R A Mehta's letter declining to assume office as Gujarat Lokayukta. Its shameful that being neutral and independent - arguably some of the key values that a democracy...

    Wednesday, 7 August 2013 - 11:48am
  • Curious case of disappearing hills!

    Change your benchmark of considering Bellary as the biggest mining scam in India. Compared to an estimated 8,000 hectares of legal and illegal mining in Karnataka, the area plundered in Gujarat maybe twice as much. And the value easily surpasses that of the Bellary mafia’s scam – even if we match...

    Tuesday, 6 August 2013 - 8:12am
  • First guinea pig of experiments with truth!

    Kasturba, the woman behind Mahatma Gandhi's success and therefore that of the success of India's Freedom struggle, is mostly a forgotten character in today's India.

    Friday, 8 March 2013 - 7:07pm
  • Modi. Modi. Modi. So what’s in it for Gujarat?

     There is only one takeaway from three successive Gujarat assembly elections of 2002, 2007 and 2012. It’s a vote of faith in an individual, irrespective of the agenda, party and ideology. So the message is status quo in Gujarat for the next 5 years too. But the status quo is because people are...

    Friday, 21 December 2012 - 12:35pm
  • What lies beyond?

    Gujarat polls 2012

    Friday, 14 December 2012 - 2:22pm
  • Gujarat elections: What lies beyond?

    Liberal Gujarati voters who never thought in parochial terms until Modi happened, found his pro-Hindutva, Gujarati pride and a macho posturing an irresistibly deadly cocktail.

    Thursday, 13 December 2012 - 10:00am
  • Gujarat assembly polls: A referendum on Modi as PM?

    Interestingly, in a unique Modiesque style, Modi himself has never uttered a word to spell out his political ambition! However, what lies beneath the underlying message is telltale — he wants to claim the throne of Delhi.

    Monday, 10 December 2012 - 3:07pm
  • Modi’s political growth seems to be only agenda in 2012 polls

    Gujarat Polls 2012: Have they turned into a referendum for Modi as the next PM? Terrorism, corruption, development are all relegated to the back seat this time...

    Saturday, 8 December 2012 - 1:10am
  • US Prez poll: it’s one last swing for Obama, Romney

    Poll pundits claim US president Barack Obama leads the race by a slender margin.

    Tuesday, 6 November 2012 - 9:30am