In a bid to reconnect itself with dalits ahead of the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Congress has decided to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar for the whole year, beginning from April 14, 2015. The Congress’ ... Asian Age, 3 weeks ago
Rahul Gandhi's decision to stay absent from the opening week of Parliament's Budget session has left Congress leaders dumbstruck. 'He is anything but astute or charismatic. He believes the Congress can win elections without alliances in the Hindi heartland,' says Praful Bidwai. It is a telling comment on the state of the Indian National Congress that a four-member committee it appointed four months ago to devise a strategy to rejuvenate the party and fight the Narendra Modi government ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'S Jaishankar turned out to be a chip of the old block and that too, in modern parlance, a fully loaded chip. The father laid down the precepts of Indian strategy and diplomacy and the son put them into practice.' Ambassador T P Sreenivasan on India's new foreign secretary. Jaishankar had the advantage of instant recognition in the Indian Foreign Service as soon as he joined it, as there was no one in the Service who had not known his father, K Subrahmanyam, who was considered the modern ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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