From son of soil to Hindutva and from the BJP to Hardik Patel, the Shiv Sena has changed its stand time to time to reinvent itself, notes Aditi Phadnis. Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections (which incidentally features at least one candidate with assets over Rs 680 crore), the Sena broke ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra. But last we checked, ministers from the Shiv Sena continued to serve in the Union Cabinet. They don't seem to be going anywhere. The ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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Reaching out to the influential Gujarati community ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday managed to rope in BJP’s bête noire and Patildar leader Hardik Patel. Sena sources claimed that Patel, who has ...DNA, 2 weeks ago
Currency notes worth lakhs of rupees were showered during the performance of Lok Dayro singer Kirtidan Gadhavi in Gujarat's Vapi. This was at a Shrimad Bhagwat Katha event organised by the Shree Swaminarayan Shikshan Sansthan. Paying no heed to the ...catchnews.com, 5 days ago
What's common between Parag Shah and Prakash Gamre, Mumbaikars who are contesting the election to the richest municipal corporation in India? Nothing, except they form two extreme ends of the same spectrum, and both are contesting their first-ever election! Shah, the richest candidate ever to contest any election in Maharashtra, and Gamre, with a zero bank balance, share the same dream of serving the ordinary Mumbaikar. Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore meets the two candidates to find how they ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
IN 1575, a lady by the name of Gulbadan Begum set out on pilgrimage to Mecca, only to find herself delayed for an entire year in Surat. The authorities wouldn’t grant her permission to sail, and in the end she had to arrange for the town of Bulsar to be ...Open Magazine, 1 month ago
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs in the United States Department of State, Nisha Desai Biswal, speaks in thick American accent. But, ask her whether she knows her 'mother tongue' and she quickly responds, "Hun Gujarati Chun." ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Its a comeback not many were expecting. Till about 10 months ago, speculation was rife that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would be wiped off the political map of Punjab, given the anti-incumbency factor it was facing after nearly 10 years in power. The ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
M S Dhoni was a byproduct of the true democratisation of Indian cricket, exemplified by the rapid and wider dispersal of the game in the new millennium. Cricket was always sequestered in India, played in vast swathes but more successfully in some pockets of ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
Where there are five economists, there are six opinions, my professor used to say. As youngsters from a rather snooty college, bubbling with idealism to set things right, we thought him to be a cynical academic. Imperfect science, this economics, we thought.The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
'The Vajpayee personae is so mirrored in Modi's initiatives that one wonders if the similarities are merely a coincidence or a divine design,' says RSS ideologue Tarun Vijay. When Prime Minister Modi tweeted his birthday wishes to Atalji on Sunday, it was understandable. When he tweeted his birthday greetings to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the same day, it reminded one of the return of the Vajpayee mould. Only a strong, confident, leader perfectly rooted in the Indian ethos would have ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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