TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu’s attempt to align with the BJP/NDA coalition is being interpreted in political circles of Andhra as his last ditch effort to save his party—Telugu Desam from being decimated in the next elections. Read more

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LK Advani will go down in the history of Indian politics as the most traveled politician. His sixth Yatra from Sitabdiara, the birthplace of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan started on the total revolutionary’s birthday, October 11th. Though Advani has claimed that JP had inspired him, it was surprisingly his first visit to his village, which continues to be one of the most underdeveloped and ignored areas of Bihar. Read more

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Ever since the US think tank expressed the view that Narendra Modi, the controversial Gujarat chief minister could be the BJP’s choice for Prime Ministership in the next Parliamentary elections, all newspapers and TV channels have been speculating whether it will be Modi Vs Rahul in 2014 (or earlier). Read more

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There have been very few political leaders in our country who have had clarity on various issues. Read more

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Indira Gandhi has been acknowledged widely as perhaps the greatest mass leader of a democracy during the last century. Her charisma remains unparalleled till today and the love, affection and respect she commanded in her lifetime and even after her brutal assassination is both exceptional and unequalled. Read more

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I have followed the Godhra incident leading to the death of 59 persons including many Kar Sewaks as well as the Gujarat riots that followed very closely for two simple reasons. Read more

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It happened when I was with the National Herald where I worked as a reporter for five and half months. It was at about 8.25 a.m. in the morning of June 23rd in 1980 when I received a phone call from the Delhi police PRO, Mr A.N.Sharma. I had just got up after a late night at work and my father passed on the telephone to me. Sharmaji had no urgency in his voice and after exchanging greetings told me in a whisper, “Sir, a Glider has crashed in Chankyapuri behind Willingdon Crescent. It is feared that Sanjay Gandhi was in it. Read more

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In the excitement of the Lok Sabha elections, the humiliating defeat of veteran socialist leader George Fernandes has gone totally unnoticed. In fact, George who contested this time as an independent from Muzaffarpur in Bihar even lost his deposit. No one would have imagined that this would be the fate of someone who till five years ago was the convener of NDA and the third most important man in its government after Atal Behari Vajpayee and LK Advani. Read more

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