Will it be the mercurial Mamata Banerjee, or the feisty Jayalalithaa, or as most opinion polls suggest, Narendra Modi, the next Prime Minister of India? Like millions of Indians, foreign diplomats posted in India, too, are keeping their fingers crossed. Despite the uncertain pollscape, impression is gaining ground among the diplomatic community in Delhi that by the end of May, India might have a...
The recent attacks on poll personnel and security forces that accompanied the elections in Chhattisgarh have raised many questions about the prevalent political and social discourse. In one incident, security forces ... »
Two months ago, the Congress high command sent a disturbing signal to partymen when it nominated Kumari Selja, Union minister for social justice and empowerment, to the Rajya Sabha. Selja had won four Lok Sabha ... »
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 ... »
Kings are seldom forgotten. History revolves around them. It helps that they probably have a lot to do with the writing of it. Rajaram of Kohlapur isn’t probably one of them. Even Google doesn’t really ... »