Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go
Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

For a record fifth time, an “enemy property” ordinance has been promulgated by Narendra Modi Government, thus week throwing…

Tags: narendra modi Pataudi Taimur Ali Khan

Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes
Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

  These are testing times for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Tipped to step into Sonia Gandhi’s shoes, he is under…

Tags: Congress Rahul Gandhi

Dev Anand and his foray into rough and tumble of politics
Dev Anand and his foray into rough and tumble of politics

Rasheed Kidwai

Saturday, 3 December 2016

When heroes are alive, they are remembered often. Once they die, they are often forgotten. Here are some thoughts…

Tags: Bollywood Dev Anand indira gandhi sanjay gandhi

Chouhan has constantly performed well as CM
Chouhan has constantly performed well as CM

Rasheed Kidwai

Friday, 2 December 2016

American politician Marco Rubio had once said, “Leadership cannot be measured in a poll or even in the…

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Just what Congress needed: Manmohan Singh energy drink
Just what Congress needed: Manmohan Singh energy drink

Rasheed Kidwai

Friday, 25 November 2016

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s speech on demonetisation in the Rajya Sabha on November 24 came as a huge…

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The Dynasty that Feroze Gandhi created with Indira
The Dynasty that Feroze Gandhi created with Indira

Rasheed Kidwai

Saturday, 19 November 2016

  Indira Gandhi was married to Feroze Gandhi on Ram Navami day on March 26, 1942 and not without protests…

Tags: Dynasty Feroze Gandhi indira gandhi

Will Rahul take charge on Indira's birth anniversary?
Will Rahul take charge on Indira's birth anniversary?

Rasheed Kidwai

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Will it be November 19, grandma Indira Gandhi’s 99th birth anniversary, that would see Rahul Gandhi formally taking over…

Tags: Congress indira gandhi Rahul Gandhi sheila dixit sonia gandhi Uttar Pradesh polls

Is high drama prelude to Rahul taking charge of Congress?
Is high drama prelude to Rahul taking charge of Congress?

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Wednesday’s high drama in Delhi with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi playing virtual street fighter at the barricades over the…

Tags: Congress OROP Rahul Gandhi

Aung San Suu Kyi spent early years at 24 Akbar Road
Aung San Suu Kyi spent early years at 24 Akbar Road

Rasheed Kidwai

Sunday, 16 October 2016

During her India visit, if Myanmar  Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi passes through New Delhi’s Akbar Road, it…

Tags: 24 Akbar Road aung san suu kyi

Rahul's 'khoon ki dalali' comment leaves Congress members squirming
Rahul's 'khoon ki dalali' comment leaves Congress members squirming

Rasheed Kidwai

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Rahul Gandhi’s “khoon ki dalali” statement has validated party ideologue the late VN Gadgil’s comment that on emotive issues,…

Tags: amit shah BJP Congress kisan yatra Rahul Gandhi uttar pradesh

Are Congress, Prashant Kishore about to part ways?
Are Congress, Prashant Kishore about to part ways?

Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 3 October 2016

There is renewed uncertainty over election strategist Prashant Kishore’s continuation with the Congress. Kishore, who is looking after Congress…

Tags: Prashant Kishore punjab Rahul Gandhi uttar pradesh

Dharma does not lie in rule of majority faith but in moral force: Deendayal
Dharma does not lie in rule of majority faith but in moral force: Deendayal

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent comments about Muslims are consistent with party ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya who was open…

Tags: Bharatiya Jan Sangh Bhartiya Janta Party Jinnah narendra modi Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Sanatan dharma

Rekha and her many stormy affairs
Rekha and her many stormy affairs

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

After a series of affairs with co-stars Jeetendra, Vinod Mehra and Kiran Kumar, actress Rekha is said to have remarked,…

Tags: affairs jeetendra Kiran Kumar Rekha Vinod Mehra

Congress adrift as Sonia, Rahul fail to call CWC, AICC meetings
Congress adrift as Sonia, Rahul fail to call CWC, AICC meetings

Rasheed Kidwai

Sunday, 25 September 2016

The grand old Congress seems to be forgetting its “historic role” these days. After the Uri attack, the Congress…

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Mulayam has killed his son's chances, party's prospects
Mulayam has killed his son's chances, party's prospects

Rasheed Kidwai

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been reduced to a Manmohan Singh like persona post the family feud…

Tags: akhilesh yadav manmohan singh mulayam singh yadav Rahul Gandhi samajwadi party

The incredible story of how Dagdu became Sushil
The incredible story of how Dagdu became Sushil

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Speaking on the 75 th birthday of Sushil Kumar Shinde on September 4, 2016, President Pranab Mukherjee told a gathering…

Tags: Dagdu Sambhajirao Shinde president pranab mukherjee sonia gandhi sushil kumar shinde UPA

Tell-all memoirs leave Sonia fuming
Tell-all memoirs leave Sonia fuming

Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 29 August 2016

Do politicians have ownership of their lived experience or does their memory belong to the political party they belong…

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Is Amitabh Bachchan really apolitical?
Is Amitabh Bachchan really apolitical?

Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 22 August 2016

(Amitabh Bachchan’s close friendship with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is known to all. Rajiv Gandhi and he were childhood friends…

Tags: amitabh bachchan BJP Congress Maharashtra mulayam singh narendra modi sonia gandhi SP

Does Amitabh miss his dosti with Gandhis?
Does Amitabh miss his dosti with Gandhis?

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

(Amitabh Bachchan’s close friendship with Rajiv Gandhi is known to all. They were childhood friends who spent their vacations…

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Bachchans & Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty: A friendship that cracked
Bachchans & Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty: A friendship that cracked

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 4 August 2016

(Amitabh Bachchan was a close friend of Rajiv Gandhi. That friendship was born of the close association his parents,…

Tags: Harish Khare Harivanshrai Bachchan indira gandhi jawaharlal nehru manmohan singh

Can Raj Babbar restore Congress kursi in UP?
Can Raj Babbar restore Congress kursi in UP?

Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 25 July 2016

For Raj Babbar, politics came hand-in-hand with cinema. As he begins his renewed Uttar Pradesh innings for the Congress…

Tags: BJP BSP Congress politics Rahul Gandhi Raj Babbar Sheila Dikshi sonia gandhi SP uttar pradesh

Sheila Dikshit, the Dev Anand of politics
Sheila Dikshit, the Dev Anand of politics

Rasheed Kidwai

Friday, 15 July 2016

The grand old party is desperately trying to get its act together for Uttar Pradesh Assembly election as if…

Tags: Congress Prashant Kishor sheila dikshit uttar pradesh Uttar Pradesh elections

36 years after his death, Sanjay Gandhi continues to trigger controversies
36 years after his death, Sanjay Gandhi continues to trigger controversies

Rasheed Kidwai

Sunday, 10 July 2016

36 years after his death, Sanjay Gandhi continues to trigger debate and controversies. The latest round is visible on…

Tags: bharatiya janata party rasheed kidwai sanjay gandhi

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Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities
Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities

Kanchan Gupta

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What was threatening to turn into a fratricidal war similar to the battles at Kurukshetra that pitted kith versus…

Tags: akhilesh yadav lucknow mulayam singh samajwadi party uttar pradesh

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 
It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 

By Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Call it a well-scripted drama or a choreographed act, there is no denying that Akhilesh Yadav has pulled off…

Tags: akhilesh yadav cycle

Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment
Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment

By Sandhya Jain

Monday, 16 January 2017

After decades of denying rampant discrimination against poor and lower caste converts, the Catholic Church has officially concluded that…

Tags: Christianity Dalit Hindu Community Prevention of Atrocities Act

Kohraa
Kohraa

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 16 January 2017

  This mid-1960s film had everything to redefine the horror genre in Hindi cinema but ended up being a glorious…

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With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too
With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too

By Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 16 January 2017

  Former Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday carrying many tales and secrets…

Tags: Barnala death Surjit Singh Barnala

It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon
It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon

By Aakar Patel

Monday, 16 January 2017

India’s Foreign Minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world’s largest online retailer bend. What happened was…

Tags: amazon Foreign Minister

Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?
Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?

By Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 12 January 2017

This is an age of disruption. And Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is supposed to be the master of…

Tags: AAP CM candidate kejriwal punjab

Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?
Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?

By Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 9 January 2017

    Key Indian financial policy inputs have come from a series of highly qualified US-backed World Bank(WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington think-tank/American academia nominees, for over 25 years…

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Citizens need healthcare more than guns
Citizens need healthcare more than guns

Aakar Patel

Monday, 9 January 2017

I’m writing this from Hertfordshire in England, with a fractured foot. I was bowling when my left foot turned…

Tags: aakar patel healthcare healthcare england healthcare india healthcare UK HOSPITALS IN UK

Inkaar
Inkaar

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 9 January 2017

  This edition of Classic Corner takes a relook at Raj N. Sippy’s Inkaar (1977) that adapted a Japanese original…

Tags: Cinema Obscura Inkaar

No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent
No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent

By Rajesh Singh

Monday, 9 January 2017

Feuds in political families happen all the time. We saw that in Andhra Pradesh years ago after NT Rama…

Tags: AIADMK mulayam singh yadav Yadav

Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal
Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The BJP’s West Bengal strategy since the 2014 Lok Sabha election would leave even its most ardent supporters and…

Tags: BJP CBI Demonetisation mamata banerjee mulayam singh yadav narendra modi trinamool congress West Bengal

Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump
Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump

Divya Kumar Soti

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was a bigger jolt for Pakistan than poll pundits who got…

Tags: Donald Trump Pakistan terrorism united states

2016 has been a year of disruptive change
2016 has been a year of disruptive change

Sandip Ghose

Saturday, 31 December 2016

We are exiting 2016 – with one section of the people feeling mauled and battered and a vast majority…

Tags: 2017 Demonetisation narendra modi NEW YEAR

More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy
More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

No, this isn’t about Modi’s governance; or the 60+ U-turns in a fantasy demonetization series. And certainly not about…

Tags: Ashish Nehra ravichandran ashwin virat kohli yuvraj singh

After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?
After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Since his return from Japan in the second week of November, most rallies where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has…

Tags: currency ban Demonetisation narendra modi tax

George Michael is never gonna sing again
George Michael is never gonna sing again

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 26 December 2016

In the 1990s when George Michael was entangled in a legal spat with Sony music, a case that cost…

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In praise of Modi
In praise of Modi

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 25 December 2016

No leader in India and perhaps no other political figure in any modern democracy could have survived the demonetisation…

Tags: BJP Congress narendra modi

Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go
Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

For a record fifth time, an “enemy property” ordinance has been promulgated by Narendra Modi Government, thus week throwing…

Tags: narendra modi Pataudi Taimur Ali Khan

A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?
A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Virat’s team has dwarfed players of Himalayan reputations. But are they even better than The Originals of this millennium?…

Tags: Befikre cricket England India virat kohli

Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code
Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Allahabad High Court’s comments, declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of the rights of Muslim women, has confounded…

Tags: triple talaq Uniform Civil Code

Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes
Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

  These are testing times for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Tipped to step into Sonia Gandhi’s shoes, he is under…

Tags: Congress Rahul Gandhi

Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?
Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?

Rajesh Singh

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Modi Government’s demonetisation decision has aroused the prospects of two political alignments with different timelines. The…

Tags: Congress Demonetisation lok sabha mulayam singh yadav narendra modi nitish kumar Rashtriya Lok Dal samajwadi party trinamool congress

Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure
Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It is next to impossible that the entire rubbished currency will be replaced by the proposed deadline of December…

Tags: Demonetisation narendra modi

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