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.

Vivek Gupta was born during the Emergency. Those were days of press censorship and his family-owned newspaper also experienced tough times. [Read more]

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Among the other things Madhusudan Devram Mistry is grateful to the Gandhis for, one is Rahul Gandhi propping him up and making him a national face. [Read more]

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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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