Sidharth Bhatia

HT senior editor quits as focus turns on newsroom

HT senior editor quits as focus turns on newsroom

New Delhi: The #MeToo allegations have claimed the first casualty among media professionals. Politics Editor and Delhi Chief of Bureau of...Read More

Less-cash economy: Digital loopholes against Indian backdrop

Less-cash economy: Digital loopholes against Indian backdrop

Even while we cope with the struggle of getting hold of cash so that we can manage our lives and the government exhorts us to move to dig...Read More

Demonetisation impact on elections: People’s patience may wear out soon

Demonetisation impact on elections: People’s patience may wear out soon

It is well known that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Mamata Banerjee are political rivals, even sworn enemies in some ways. B...Read More

Mumbai Alert: Fencing off citizens’ convenience

Mumbai Alert: Fencing off citizens’ convenience

Every Sunday and public holiday, large crowds converge all over the tourist sites of Mumbai, the most popular of them being the Gateway o...Read More

You could be accused of sedition, beware!

You could be accused of sedition, beware!

Dr. Manmohan Singh used to be the butt of much criticism by leaders of the BJP for years. And why shouldn’t the prime minister be critici...Read More

Shiv Sena-MNS: Cousins could be a saffron spoiler

Shiv Sena-MNS: Cousins could be a saffron spoiler

IF a Shiv Sena, MNS tie up did happen, what would the Shiv Sena get out of it? Even if they did not merge – and more likely than not, the...Read More

Whom is the Sidhu joke on: BJP or AAP?

Whom is the Sidhu joke on: BJP or AAP?

We know Navjot Singh Sidhu as a man with a loud sense of humour and his even louder wardrobe. He is on television all the time, laughing ...Read More

Cap, if not douse, Kashmir anger

Cap, if not douse, Kashmir anger

Whatever the intricacies and nuances of the crisis in Kashmir, where young men have been dying every day in their battle with security fo...Read More

Brexit: An obscure transition amidst chaos

Brexit: An obscure transition amidst chaos

After voting to leave the European Union, Britain is now waking up to fall out of its decision. Commentator after commentator is warning ...Read More

Taxi- Auto Strike: Mumbaikar’s spirit or desperation?

Taxi- Auto Strike: Mumbaikar’s spirit or desperation?

‘Ae dil hai mushkil jeena yahan, zara hat ke, zara bach ke yeh hai Bombay meri jaan…’ Johnny Walker sang this on screen, in Mohammed Rafi...Read More

Raghuram Rajan: Fragile, handle with care

Raghuram Rajan: Fragile, handle with care

A businessman friend in the city, in an informal, off-the-record chat said the other day: “When foreign investors come to India, they wan...Read More

Udta Punjab Row: Pahlaj Nihalani unites Bollywood

Udta Punjab Row: Pahlaj Nihalani unites Bollywood

The Hindi film industry – Bollywood – for all its backslapping ways, rarely gets united behind a cause. You see the top stars and filmmak...Read More

Racial tolerance is just skin deep

Racial tolerance is just skin deep

I was once travelling through an African country where, among the people I met, were some extremely well connected and rich Indians. They...Read More

Politicians’ game: Changing the names of street

Politicians’ game: Changing the names of street

Mumbai’s taxi drivers are supposed to know it all, but ask one to take you to Subhas Chandra Bose Marg and chances are he will take you f...Read More

Can Salman Khan help spur Olympic wins?

Can Salman Khan help spur Olympic wins?

FOR Salman Khan, the appointment as brand ambassador of the Indian Olympic team is one more step towards his rehabilitation. The big lega...Read More

Mohammed Aamir Khan, living in dread after acquittal

Mohammed Aamir Khan, living in dread after acquittal

Despite Indians being proud of their democracy and rule of law, it is a sad fact of life that there are several miscarriages of justice a...Read More

Misplaced priorities could spell doom

Misplaced priorities could spell doom

It is now becoming clear that the Maharashtra government’s policy of banning the sale, production and consumption of beef is becoming a r...Read More

Selfies as transient as the moment

Selfies as transient as the moment

Buying a cell phone now is no longer about its ability to make and receive calls. The customer looks for various other attributes, the mo...Read More

Politics on campus must go on

Politics on campus must go on

Should students indulge in political activity or not? Somehow, this question has become the subject of much debate, not just among politi...Read More

Sadhus and Sants as relevant as ever

Sadhus and Sants as relevant as ever

Religion and politics have gone hand in hand since time immemorial. Kings always had their advisers who guided them on matters spiritual ...Read More

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