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.

The month of May is a thodi khushi, thode gam, little happiness, little sadness, for Raksha Khadse. It was one in which she was born, got married, suffered a tragedy and won an election.

Had Raksha known the consequences, she would have never let her husband lay his hands on the pistol with which he shot himself that evening. It was for her a black Wednesday.

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It was in the corridors of Parliament that a chance remark by a senior MP unnerved Poonam Madam. [Read more]

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Dushyant Chautala’s first reaction after watching biopic Mary Kom was to bring out his boxing gloves and go back into the ring.

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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore did not come across as interesting as I had thought he would.

I had, before I started chatting with him, thought he would narrate several anecdotes and interesting turns his life has taken. I thought he would lace them in humour and come out with wise cracks but it was just the opposite. Even when he attempted a joke, it was with a burdened smile.

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If her father helped get his people the state of Telangana, his daughter Kavitha Kalvakuntla helped them identify with Bathukamma – a nearly extinct festival in the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh.

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