About Kumkum Chadha

Kumkum Chadha has written about all kinds of politicians: good, bad and the uncouth. At a time when there were not many women reporters in national dailies, it was tough for men to take women reporters seriously. Politicians rarely did. Kumkum joined Hindustan Times in 1976 and has written extensively on politics, crime and gender.

Dr Udit Raj is a lot like Dr Kiran Bedi: except that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rewarded her more than it did him. The BJP chalked out Bedi’s role by projecting her as its chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Udit Raj had no such luck. [Read more]

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After entering the Rs. 1 crore-club as a painter, an MP’s salary that Jogen Chowdhury brings home is, obviously, peanuts. It was some 10 years ago that Jogen’s work fetched over a crore. For someone who mostly paints on paper, a painting on canvas by Jogen had then stood out. [Read more]

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Languishing in jail during the Emergency did more good than harm to Prakash Javadekar: he got a new heart and also had it entangled emotionally. Literally. [Read more]

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The business bug may have hit Jayadev Galla because of his father but his plunge into politics is thanks to his mother. That he did not join films despite being connected to icons in the Telugu film industry is another matter. [Read more]

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Union minister Babul Supriyo treats his ministership as his second child: one who may have come in late but is loved none the less. [Read more]

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