Sidharth Bhatia

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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

Are referendums a cop-out? The question is obviously being raised in the context and the aftermath of Brexit: the British referendum to stay in or leave the European Union.

News channels often ask me to grade ministers on their performance. They send a paragraph or so on the achievements of the various ministries and one has to give the minister a score.