Rahul's time is not now, only Sonia Gandhi can lead the Congress into the 2014 final, says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. The script has a seen-before feel about it. Elections are held to five state assemblies a year before the general election. The BJP sweeps the elections, and the Congress ends up as a poor loser. The winner naturally crows, the media is agog about the Congress's rout and the assembly election results being a precursor to what is to come in the Lok Sabha election. Even the Congress ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Could this reluctance be tied to the family's projection of themselves as the last bastion of the aam-aadmi's interests? Do they fear that a full disclosure of their not-inconsiderable assets would go against their carefully-cultivated pro-poor image, wonders Saisuresh Sivaswamy. Through the weekend the social media was abuzz with talk of Sonia Gandhi's net worth being higher than that of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for the online chatter: A feature by the credible and creditable Huffington ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
On Wednesday morning, even as residents of the Campa Cola Housing Society were being forcibly moved out, the Supreme Court, taking suo motu cognisance of the issue, stayed the demolition of the building till May 31, 2014. The beleagured residents ...India Today, 1 month ago
Former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, who has courted controversy over secret military intelligence unit Technical Support Division, on Monday slammed its winding up, saying people "inimical" to India's security would be happy. Justifying creation of the specialised snooping unit, he said if it had not been disbanded, it would have been helpful in preventing a number of things happening on the border. "I think the people who would be most happy with it being wound up, it would be people who ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Does India have the potential to realise its potential? I think absolutely...' 'But the most troubling part of India is that it doesn't provide equal opportunities for everybody to get a leg up... Somehow the opportunities are not there for everybody. They are for a select few, and so many of the 1.2 billion people are getting left behind,' says Swati Ramanathan, co-founder, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, in a special series where various Indian tell Rediff.com what they love ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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