If numbers are anything to go by, the last three years of the United Progressive Alliance government have been disastrous for the economy. From the highs of 9.5 per cent growth in 2006-07, India’s gross domestic product plummeted to 4.5 per cent in 2012-13, and is likely to be around 4.9 per cent in 2013-14. Were the global conditions to blame? Or the numerous scams? Or was the government...
Five women from Rwanda, all awarded the Unesco peace prize in 1996, stood tall and with pride tinged with immense grief. I was there in Paris to perform my piece on violence, V For..., for the award ceremony. The ... »
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is increasingly becoming the silent mascot of the BJP campaign, with Narendra Modi invoking his governance model. Vajpayee is confined to his Delhi home because of old age illnesses and could ... »
Indira Gandhi and her father Jawaharlal Nehru were frequent travellers. They learnt to travel early. Jawaharlal began travelling as a child under direction of his father Motilal, who picked up the rather 19th century ... »
She was standing inside the secret garden—Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden" 1901There is no key. No ivy-covered door. But if you find the blue board, then its equivalent to Open Sesame. ... »