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.
The quake beat us in '01. This time a disaster policy was just on the anvil.
The UPA carries its advantage from the LS polls into next month's state elections
With Dixit gone, the ambit of his office too is shrinking
Firefighter, worker bee, Sonia loyalist...that's Ahmed Patel who's made a virtue of being a backroom boy
The UPA's first real budget is half human face, half powerhouse economics
The party, it seems, can't share power. After a hiatus, the Big Brother swagger is back, leading to cracks in the hurriedly formed UPA.
The theme-song elsewhere is: the buck has to stop with her. But the party ascribes the current mess to Sonia's implicit faith in devolution.
After a dream start, the Congress is losing its way. Is all the deadwood responsible?
The old hands step down. Will the new party boss, Comrade Karat, queer the pitch for the UPA regime? Updates
Pranab is a pariah in the party after his clean chit to Fernandes on Kargil Updates
Is affirmative action for SC/STs in the private sector another name for reservations?
The Congress party is trapped between its secular stand and a please-all policy
Dixit survives, but the wrap on her knuckles will hurt
Manipur or J&K, Shivraj Patil has frittered our chances
Manmohan signals he is in control as he handles the spat over foreign consultants Updates
A watchful big sister, a petulant Left, an unripe coalition—yet Manmohan finally comes into his own.
An Opposition in ruckus mode, the SC affair, speaker Somnath Chatterjee has had a fitful year in the House
Arjun 'detox' Singh has taken one wrong turn too many. Is his time over?
With Bihar set for another election, the UPA closes ranks, the NDA rues its chance, while Paswan's still the joker in the pack Updates
Be it out of necessity, the UPA regime is planning to haul NDA deals over the coals
The Maharashtra result vindicates Brand Sonia and bolsters the UPA
The Congress chief has been cold to Sahara's peace feelers
Advani may have found Jinnah 'secular', for the Congress he remains the communal partitionist