Brijesh Pandey — Tehelka

Brijesh Pandey
Brijesh  Pandey

In nine years of journalism, as of 2012, Brijesh Pandey has covered two General Elections, four state elections and possibly all major terror attacks in India since 2005 including the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. He has also reported extensively on the Nithari killings, the passport scam involving Members of Parliament, the Aarushi murder case and the Rahul Mahajan case. He has in the past worked with Zee News and CNN-IBN. He lives in Noida.

Blogs By Brijesh Pandey

Rahul Gandhi and the art of hiring a good speech writer

Rahul Gandhi and the art of hiring a good speech writer

9 December 12, 2012 in Current Affairs

Finally it happened and how! Twelve hours before the first phase of Gujarat assembly election was to end, Rahul Gandhi (RG), heir apparent of the Congress, made his maiden entry to Gujarat and addressed three back-to-back rallies. And barely minutes into his first speech, you were reminded of this age […]

Congress in Modi Land

Congress in Modi Land

7 December 6, 2012 in Current Affairs

Twenty four hours is a long time in politics. Going by that logic, 30 days is a very long time in politics. How did I learn this? Almost a month ago, I was sitting in the swanky office of Narhari Amin, a Gujarat Congress stalwart, asking him about what he […]

A party president, a driver and a thing called corruption

A party president, a driver and a thing called corruption

4 October 25, 2012 in Current Affairs

I just couldn’t keep myself from saying I told you so. Since I’m rarely so right, the lure of saying it was simply irresistible. For the uninitiated, please refer to my previous blog: With a Party President like this. Nitin Gadkari, the current and future party president of the BJP, […]

With a Party President like this…

With a Party President like this…

6 October 1, 2012 in Current Affairs

It’s official. The BJP has changed its constitution to give Nitin Gadkari another stint as the party president. The only question that remains unanswered is why. And before you jump on me, branding me anti-Hindu and anti-Gadkari, not necessarily in the same order, let me explain why I think, having […]

A weak Prime Minister and a weaker opposition

A weak Prime Minister and a weaker opposition

2 September 10, 2012 in Current Affairs

The monsoon session of the Parliament got washed away in a downpour of opposition protests over the coal scam. The UPA II government was once again tripped by the CAG.  The benchmark for corruption went higher. The loss caused to the exchequer by the coal scam has been pegged at […]