• Nov
    18

    It was inevitable that Ram Gopal Yadav, the low-profile and avuncular founder member of the Samajwadi Party would be reinstated in his role in the party after his sudden expulsion

  • Manohar Parrikar- our defence minister- while speaking at a book release function commented on the merit of the nuclear policy of India and said that what was more important than

  • Israel is one of the countries that prime minister Narendra Modi truly admires. Shortly after assuming office as prime minister he had publicly stated that he would be visiting

  • Recently, a sport scientist (and a cricket enthusiast) from Australia who had moved to India to work with the cricket association narrated his experience to me. He had lived

  • Last week in this column I wrote of the political fall out from the demonetisation drive announced by the prime minister. Since then we have seen an apolitical decision

  • Goldsmith prize instituted in 2013 is an annual prize of £10,000 given for offbeat fiction that pushes boundaries and breaks the mould. The books chosen are different from the

  • Nov
    14

    Anil Bokil from Pune and his NGO ArthaKranti Pratishstan has become a star overnight. When prime minister Narendra Modi announced scrapping of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bank notes that night, there was a jubilation and celebration at the non-descript ArthaKranti Pratishstan office because the man behind this dramatic and sudden move was none other than Bokil himself.

  • Nov
    12

    Tuesday night going into Wednesday was an important night — two big stories were breaking, both unexpected. One was the Prime Minister’s unexpected address at 8 p.m. (IST), and the other was the result of the US Presidential campaign, a culmination of 18 months of campaigning by the two candidates.

  • Nov
    11

    Bipolarity is the lifeblood of a vibrant polity and a thriving democracy. Dominance brings abuse of power and perhaps impinges on pluralism

  • Hindi film songs have a unique relationship with highways. Quite often, the rigours of a long-distance drive are offset by the voices of one’s favourite singers that relax the nerves and ease the monotony of a tedious journey.