The RSS has a field day

The RSS has never had it so good. The Modi-led campaign at the national and state elections has for the first time brought the BJP into power on its own. And the one over- riding impact of this development is the elevation of RSS activists into seats of power and therefore in a...[ View full story ]

October 30, 2014

Sri Lanka’s tour of India, more about commerce than performance

It all boils down to commerce. West Indies team pulled out of the Indian tour midway because the players had pay (money) dispute with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Sri Lankan board gleefully accepted the BCCI’s invitation to fill the gap because it will help it to tide over the financial crisis....[ View full story ]

October 30, 2014

Black money: Is this a storm in the tea cup?

There is much excitement being generated over the government giving out 627 names of the people having bank accounts abroad, ostensibly holding black money. These names are of those people who were holding accounts in an HSBC bank branch in France and which got leaked as a result of investigations carried out there....[ View full story ]

October 29, 2014

Will Jharkhand break the mould this time?

Will Jharkhand give its first clear mandate and perhaps get its first non-tribal chief minister this time? These are the two questions that dominate the narrative in the state which has witnessed nine governments and three spells of President’s Rule since its inception in 2000. Ahead of the assembly polls, votes for which...[ View full story ]

October 29, 2014

Bihar polls to be major test for Modi ‘wave’

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi powered the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a stupendous victory in Maharashtra and Haryana, senior Janata Dal (U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar announced plans to embark on a ‘jan samparak yatra’ across the state from November 13. Although the next assembly election in...[ View full story ]

October 28, 2014

Sonia inactive, party traumatised as Modi works towards ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’

If she still isn’t, Congress president Sonia Gandhi should be getting very, very worried. The patience of party workers and leaders seems to be wearing out. For five months now, they have waited for her to take some corrective and reparative steps following the Lok Sabha debacle. And now with the humiliating defeats in...[ View full story ]

October 28, 2014
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