Ruminations: Seizing the opportunity
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati’s resignation from the Rajya Sabha has triggered the usual responses from the treasury and the opposition benches, but they would be missing the wood for the tr
Newsmaker: Upwardly mobile
Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s nominee for vice president, and the party’s resident wordsmith, has a reputation for being an inveterate foodie.
Book Review: A charming history
Every city has its own smell. It lingers in the air like an unending story, wafting through the streets and lanes, finding expression in people’s lives.
Newsmaker: Lonely warrior
In his 20ft by 12ft shop in Delhi's Yusuf Sarai market, crammed with all the knick-knacks he thought had market demand, the shopkeeper was watching the news on television.
Ruminations: Event management as governance
In the run-up to the general elections in the summer of 2014 before Narendra Modi became prime minister, Lal Krishna Advani's description of him as a "brilliant events manager" had seemed churlish.
Ruminations: On hold, great expectations
The presidential elections will provide the ruling NDA one more opportunity to decimate the opposition and pull them down a few more notches in the public estimation.
The importance of coal
The sight of steam engines stopping to sell coal to people has been a common sight, especially in eastern India where the mineral is abundant.