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Darshan Desai

Articles by Darshan Desai

Good Cop Bad Cop

Good Cop Bad Cop

Jun 26, 2019 Darshan Desai

Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt gets lifer for custodial death

Gandhinagar Is Child's Play For Amit Shah, But Not Without Its Irritants

Gandhinagar Is Child's Play For Amit Shah, But Not Without Its Irritants

Apr 03, 2019 Darshan Desai

That the Patidar factor continues to haunt the BJP is also clear from the initiative taken by a US and...

Last Of The Nation’s First

Last Of The Nation’s First

Jan 30, 2019 Salik Ahmad

On Gandhi's 71st death anniversary, the men and women who were part of India's freedom struggle, spell out...

Leave! This Land Isn’t Your Home

Leave! This Land Isn’t Your Home

Oct 10, 2018 Darshan Desai

An infant’s rape allegedly by a migrant and local rage over joblessness trigger an exodus from Gujarat

Gujarat MLAs Give Themselves Hefty Pay Hike, Get 64 % Richer

Gujarat MLAs Give Themselves Hefty Pay Hike, Get 64 % Richer

Sep 19, 2018 Darshan Desai

The monthly salary of a legislator in Gujarat will now be Rs 1.16 lakh, up from the existing Rs 70,727.

Hardik Patel 2.0: ‘A Fight On The Lines Of JP, Lohia Against Modi, Amit Shah’

Hardik Patel 2.0: ‘A Fight On The Lines Of JP, Lohia Against Modi, Amit Shah’

Sep 13, 2018 Darshan Desai

The 25-year-old Patidar leader has done something that was unthinkable in Gujarat’s politics and society.

BJP Deploys Old Tactics To Stop Hardik Patel’s Hunger Strike

BJP Deploys Old Tactics To Stop Hardik Patel’s Hunger Strike

Sep 12, 2018 Darshan Desai

Hardik Patel's deteriorating health prompted the politicians on his side to ask him to give up his fast and...

Fasting Hardik Patel In Hospital, Govt Ignores Patidar Leader

Fasting Hardik Patel In Hospital, Govt Ignores Patidar Leader

Sep 07, 2018 Darshan Desai

He has been demanding reservations for his community, debt waiver to farmers and release of his associate...

Gujarat Government Faces The Heat As Hardik Patel's Fast Enters 11th Day

Gujarat Government Faces The Heat As Hardik Patel's Fast Enters 11th Day

Sep 04, 2018 Darshan Desai

On Sunday, an angry Hardik sent back a government medical team in protest against the police lathicharge on...

Gujarat’s Big Idea To Counter New Hardik Patel Juggernaut

Gujarat’s Big Idea To Counter New Hardik Patel Juggernaut

Aug 13, 2018 Darshan Desai

The Vijay Rupani government has announced as many as eight schemes to provide financial assistance in jobs...

Come 2019, Gujarat Braces For Hardik Patel Phase II

Come 2019, Gujarat Braces For Hardik Patel Phase II

Jul 28, 2018 Darshan Desai

Hardik, now 25, is himself eligible to contest Lok Sabha elections. But unless he can have the verdict -- two...

Poached Deck: Ahead Of 2019 Polls, Congress Is Losing Influential Leaders In Gujarat

Poached Deck: Ahead Of 2019 Polls, Congress Is Losing Influential Leaders In Gujarat

Jul 18, 2018 Darshan Desai

Those who quit the Congress claim that the seniors and old timers have not been given their due in Gujarat.

More Jolt To Gujarat Congress As Kunwarji Bavaliya Quits, Joins BJP To Become Minister

More Jolt To Gujarat Congress As Kunwarji Bavaliya Quits, Joins BJP To Become Minister

Jul 04, 2018 Darshan Desai

The going of Bavaliya, who has been gifted with a ministership, is a big jolt for the Congress because of his...

How Atrocities Are Pushing Dalits In Gujarat To Embrace A New Faith

How Atrocities Are Pushing Dalits In Gujarat To Embrace A New Faith

Jun 27, 2018 Darshan Desai

The Una Road To Buddha: "The Una attack in 2016 was the last straw," says a Dalit whose 15-year-old son was...

Childcare in Gujarat: The Shadow On The Shine

Childcare in Gujarat: The Shadow On The Shine

Jun 21, 2018 Darshan Desai

Where health infrastructure lags behind economic growth

Like Those Mythical Waters

Like Those Mythical Waters

Mar 04, 2016 Darshan Desai

He had no role in this, but it came to be dubbed as the Gujarat model of Modi.

A Half Show

A Half Show

Apr 04, 2005 Darshan Desai

Protest there is but also concern for diaspora interest

River Of Books For A Dry Land

River Of Books For A Dry Land

Mar 28, 2005 Darshan Desai

He's translating books and publishing them at cheap rates just to revive that old habit

The Solitary Dribblers

The Solitary Dribblers

Mar 21, 2005 Darshan Desai

Good showing in Bihar-Jharkhand. The real troubles are in the states the party rules.

A High Full Toss

A High Full Toss

Feb 21, 2005 Darshan Desai

The queered pitch over Ahmedabad ruffles feathers Updates