In 1995, at the age of 39, Mayawati became the first Dalit chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Nineteen years later, as her party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, or the BSP, gears up for the Lok Sabha polls beginning next month, she is hoping fervently that ... NDTV, 2 weeks ago
The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday declared a list of 18 candidates from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, taking the total number of seats it is contesting in the Lok Sabha elections to 104 in 17 States. In Uttar Pradesh, the party has fielded 19 ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
Ideology is dead. Long live personae. A myth waits to be exploded. Arrogant leaders will only devour ideologies. Self-proclaimed national satraps who avoid facing the electorate hide in opulent strategy rooms. Sons, daughters, sisters, sons-in-law ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing ...Siasat Daily, 1 month ago
The trend of corporate mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances are experiencing a sunset moment. Instead, the season for political mergers and acquisitions has opened. Such opportunistic deals are occuping primetime news hours more than ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
History is replete with tales of monarchs and plutocrats warring over land in a manner that would put Tolstoy to shame. In the meantime, it is the destiny of the poor to be engaged in a diuturnal fight for survival. At the time the 29th state of ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
Politics and diplomacy are poles apart. The former is the art of saying nothing while doing something, the latter practices the game of expatiating more than necessary. While politicians shout at each other to make their point, diplomats score ...New Indian Express, 2 months ago
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