Rasheeda Bhagat is an Editorial Consultant with Business Line and writes on politics, interesting people, gender, conflict, social and human interest/rights issues, travel and lifestyle.

It’s Modi’s moment; rest can wait

The election results are out and there are no surprises in Gujarat; its people have spoken and anointed Narendra Modi king for the third time. Without any hitches or stumbles, hemming or hawing. I... »

Dilip Kumar’s unmatched brilliance

Dilip’s versatility, the subtle nuances and shifting moods, are stuff of screen legend. But his most invaluable gift as an actor was his incredible dialogue delivery. »

I don’t believe in stardom: Dilip Kumar

As Dilip Kumar turns 90 today, the original superstar of Hindi cinema answered some questions through email to Business Line on stardom, his most challenging role, and years with wife Saira Banu.»

More than symbolic?

Last week,, the world’s largest online activist organisation that focuses awareness on climate change, poverty, corruption, human rights and animals rights among other issues, put up a t... »

Gut-wrenching Palestine saga

A graphic account of Israel-inflicted violence in and around Gaza, told by a Jewish American. »

Business gyan in Modi’s Gujarat

Farmers say their children won’t take up their vocation. Their sons are working in the US, teaching in schools or colleges or working as IT engineers. »

Indian middle-class ‘very different from Gujarati’ counterpart

Modi’s development model is focused on big industrialists and corporate houses. »

Muslims’ dilemma in Modiland

If Indian Muslims are underprivileged — without homes, education, employment — a lot of it had to do with wrong leadership. »

The Patel factor in Gujarat elections

From the time Narendra Modi eased out the grand old daddy of Gujarat BJP Keshubhai Patel from the party in 2001, the latter has threatened to dent the BJP vote bank, riding on the support of Patel... »

Modi – the middle class hero

Over a sumptuous round of chakris (a Gujarati form of melting-soft murrukkus), mathiya (a Diwali speciality that looks a lot like fried papad), other savouries and a wi... »
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