Sidharth Bhatia


The writer is a senior journalist and commentator on current affairs based in Mumbai

In politics, it’s a season of friend requests

Along with holding public rallies all over the country to up his profile and take his message of throwing out the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Narendra Modi has also been working to get friends

Two decades ago, I underwent several body searches and was led through multiple layers of electronic steel doors at the New York Metropolitan Correction Centre in Manhattan.

Some years ago Joel Stein wrote a witty and perfectly appropriate column in Time magazine titled “My Own Private India”, about a town called Edison in New Jersey.