Two days of rain in a span of about a month have thoroughly exposed the lack of infra structure in the capital as also raised serious doubts on whether Delhi was prepared to hold Commonwealth Games next year.
The showers demonstrated that the city had a non-functional drainage system, an erratic traffic controlling mechanism and there was no attempt by the authorities to fix responsibility and take action so that things could move smoothly thereafter. Read more
The RSS Sarsangchalak, Mohan Bhagwat’s interview to a TV channel has essentially made it clear that change was imminent in the BJP and the impression created by the coterie around Mr LK Advani that he had continued in his position as the leader of the opposition at the instance of the Sangh was erroneous. Read more
Rajiv Gandhi would have been 65 years old next Thursday had he lived. He was only 46 years old when he was targeted by a human bomber and killed in the most gruesome manner in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu at a meeting venue, which was not there on his original schedule.
But destiny had other things in store and India’s youngest Prime Minister (he was only 40 when he became the PM) died with an unfinished agenda. Read more
The much publicized failure of actor Emraan Hashmi in getting a house of his choice in Bombay’s posh Pali Hill area “on the grounds that he is a Muslim” is perhaps an attempt by him and his uncle and film maker Mahesh Bhatt to get publicity and rake up an unnecessary debate during the sensitive times we live in. Read more