Humour charms. But is humour that draws attention to one's flaws a high-risk strategy if you are a prominent politician in this country? Telling amusing stories about political rivals is one thing; cracking side-splitting jokes about oneself from ... Deccan Chronicle, 21 hours ago
The Aam Aadmi Party government's odd-even proposal has brought new flavour to the ongoing second part of the budget session of Parliament with several Bharatiya Janata Party lawmakers resorting to new modes of transport, including cycle and horse, to vent their ire. Rider of the storm: We are performing a constitutional duty," said Sharma while seated atop the white horse. Photograph: PTI BJP Member of Parliament Ram Prasad Sharma must have drawn chuckles when he came to Parliament on a ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Eminent jurist Fali S Nariman today appealed to President Pranab Mukherjee to guard against attempts to muzzle dissent, which he said, is essential for an effective democracy to function and cautioned against a growing perception that the country ...Yahoo! India, 3 weeks ago
The esteemed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Gyandev Ahuja, representing Ramgarh from Rajasthan's Alwar district, recently conducted an audit of the trash collected at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus. Ahuja counted over 10,000 ...Daily Times, 1 month ago
Former Union minister Salman Khurshid explains why the UPA government felt compelled to tax Vodafone and why the Modi-led NDA government is following in its footsteps in this matter. Earlier this month, Vodafone International Holdings BV received a reminder from India's tax department, asking it to pay Rs 14,200 crore in retrospective taxes due, it says, after Vodafone acquired Hutchison Wampoa's telecom business in India for $11 billion in 2007. In case of non-payment, the company was warned ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists protest outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI 'The emphasis is on nationalism, which the party apparently feels will have greater resonance than one on religious identity which may have lost some of its appeal in recent years,' says Amulya Ganguli. Just as the Bharatiya Janata Party today characterises its critics as anti-nationals, Indira Gandhi in the period before declaring the Emergency (1975 to 1977) ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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