The long-term plans for Varanasi will take time to materialise but what has changed is the mood, says Aditi Phadnis Earlier, the two railway stations in Varanasi -- Mughalsarai and Varanasi Cantt, now Varanasi Junction -- used to be filthy. They have been cleaned up since the city elected Narendra Modi: The stations may still be far from being sparkling and pristine but at least refuse doesn't lie around on the platform any more. "The towels you get in Kashi Vishvanath Express (a train that ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Everybody is offended because they expected a job like this to go to someone over 70, with lots of experience and background, with knowledge of the past, the history, tradition, all of which hasn't happened.' 'It has gone to a woman of 38, who has no education worth the name, who has no experience in governance and has no real expertise in anything.' 'Once you've made up your mind that you don't like Smriti Irani because she has got where she has far too quickly or far too easily, you find ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'If former royals with all their decadent pomp and show can make it as chief ministers and more, why can't a former actress?' 'This is a very sexist, narrow minded way of pre-judging a woman. A foolish carry-forward of the old "All models are dumb bimbos" adage.' 'Did Sonia Gandhi's lack of experience hamper her from running India?' When Madhu Kishwar questioned Smriti Irani's appointment as India's education minister on Twitter -- Smriti Irani merely class 12 pass. Went to bcm fashion model on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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