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Smita Gupta

Articles by Smita Gupta

The Statuesque State

The Statuesque State

Apr 20, 2009 Smita Gupta

Mayawati's BSP still looks the best horse in UP, but the Brahmin support looks a little mute

In The Singular

In The Singular

Apr 06, 2009 Smita Gupta

The Congress going it alone is a make-or-break project

Messrs Worldly Wise & Wordly Wise

Messrs Worldly Wise & Wordly Wise

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Pranab Mukherjee ,  Jairam Ramesh

The external affairs minister is the party's chief troubleshooter and a crafty draftsman of statements. The...

Poll Science Major
& A Math Whiz Too

Poll Science Major & A Math Whiz Too

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Satish Chandra Mishra

Turned the Congress Brahmin-Muslim-Dalit formula on its head, bringing BSP to power and returning UP to...

The Cho Must Go On

The Cho Must Go On

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Cho S. Ramaswamy

When she does seek an alternative opinion, the puratchi thalaivi turns to Thuglak editor

The Second Deck:
Jack Be Nimble

The Second Deck: Jack Be Nimble

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Arun Jaitley

L.K. Advani may have been the deputy PM, but Brajesh Mishra, it was said, wielded more power. He was...

Chanakya!

Chanakya!

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta

Every party has one: a Brahmin drafting canny political strategy

It's Historically
Immaterial, And Yet

It's Historically Immaterial, And Yet

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Sitaram Yechury

The party has no key strategist. But when it needs a negotiator, Yechury's their man. His past UF experience...

The Man Who
Has Naveen Pat

The Man Who Has Naveen Pat

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Pyarimohan Mohapatra

Some say it was Naveen's mother, Gyan, who asked Pyarimohan to help; others say he offered it himself. All...

Scrivener's Tale

Scrivener's Tale

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Sanjaya Baru

Helped build the PM's tough image on the Indo-US nuclear deal

All The King's Men, And Greater Than All

All The King's Men, And Greater Than All

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Brajesh Mishra

Cracked Digvijay Singh's Mr Invincible image; stormed Laloo's bastion and steered BJP to its first electoral...

Swinging Loyalist

Swinging Loyalist

Mar 30, 2009 Smita Gupta ON Shivanand Tiwari

First Laloo, then Nitish, back to Laloo and now with Nitish

The Other Way To Delhi

The Other Way To Delhi

Mar 23, 2009 Debarshi Dasgupta

Third Front plans get a lifeline with the BJD's split with the BJP. But too many ifs and buts still.

Bunty Weds Babli

Bunty Weds Babli

Mar 16, 2009 Smita Gupta

Regional players rule in our most fragmented elections ever. Which alliance has got it right?

A Pricey Scrip

A Pricey Scrip

Mar 09, 2009 Smita Gupta

The Congress prefers splendid isolation

There Will Be No Blood

There Will Be No Blood

Mar 02, 2009 Smita Gupta

A united, progressive alliance against terror: that's Congress strategy for Elections '09

'We Will Fight The Pinarayi Case Politically And Legally'

'We Will Fight The Pinarayi Case Politically And Legally'

Feb 23, 2009 Smita Gupta INTERVIEWS Prakash Karat

CPI(M) general secretary on his party's troubles in strongholds of Kerala and West Bengal.

Storm On The Red Sea

Storm On The Red Sea

Feb 23, 2009 Smita Gupta

The CPI(M) has a fight on its hands, and one of its own making. Has the party lost its moorings?

Out Of The Premier League

Out Of The Premier League

Feb 16, 2009 Smita Gupta

When Vasundhara was CM, Lalit Modi was king. Power equation changed, his throne is now rocking.

Finger On The Pulse?

Finger On The Pulse?

Feb 09, 2009 Smita Gupta

Manmohan's 'unscheduled' surgery did raise the question. No answer, he's still the best bet for PM.