Profile of Smita Gupta
Two by Sheila Dikshit: one is a delightful, though guarded, memoir; another a self-congratulatory coffee-table book
Her claim to a major role in socialist politics and self-defence in the Tehelka sting affair fills up Jaya Jaitly’s memoir. Much of it stretches credulity too.
It’s been a long time coming. The IPL fiasco has given enough ammo for the Congress to turn the screws on feisty partner NCP.
Development is all. In Jehanabad district, the Nitish government’s efforts pushes the Maoists to the margins.
The government has realised that democracy cannot allow violence against our own
With a new NAC, the Congress signals its focus won’t swerve off the aam admi
How exactly will the Women’s Reservation Bill empower our women and affect our legislative complexion?
Pranab’s partymen and allies come around to the petrol price hike, but only grudgingly
Manmohan is stamping his own imprint on policy, but that’s putting him at odds with the party
The innocent tribal stands hapless in the crossfire between the State and the Maoists, losing life and livelihood in a war without end
Jairam Ramesh may well be under attack but he has the full support of the prime minister
Or did the BJP-RSS leadership trick him into a sorry complacency?
As PC gets on with his job, he tries to be more accommodative
A scathing report on the pro-business land takeover policy ...and it’s official too
Despite the CBI probe, Raja walks the political edge, keeps his seat
Was Emergency Indira’s move alone? Or was she ‘led’ to it?
‘India = Indira’. That famous equation helped manufacture a modern deity.
The Congress ties itself in behavioural knots over spending
The Congress high command is miffed at Jagan’s stunts, but ground realities are a concern too
The arguments over the Women’s Bill continue to founder
For the consummate politician today, being everywhere all the time is thought of as a necessity. They have to realise they are a perishable commodity.
Others may not see the method in his plan, but the PM knows what he’s doing
The Marxists face their worst crisis ever. Comrades look for a “reconnect”.
CPI(M) general secretary on factionalism in its Kerala unit and cracks in its Bengal citadel
The party's socialist heart says aye, the reformers mask their disappointment