Compare Advani and Singh. Both are political stalwarts, comrades in age. If it comes to political grind, Advani dwarfs Manmohan Singh. Then why is it that young India finds the graduate from London School of Economics cute? If it’s not age, is it his style or apolitical looks? Perhaps it is to do with progress? No demolitions. Read more

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Yeh, it’s time for celebrations. Not because democracy has finally evolved. Not because people voted for stability. Not because coalition era is coming to an end, not because power brokers have been shown the door— et al.

The most heartening message for the country has come from the bhaiyaland. No grins please! The nation can’t march ahead till two of its largest and heavily populated states are pulling it back. Read more

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Hindi heartland talks mafia lingo-  May 16 ke baad katle aam hoga.

Heard in the galleries of power the other day. Don’t get shocked by the lingo. This is how some of our candidates, who first picked up guns, then the pen to sign their nomination papers, speak in the Hindi heartland. Here’s the verbatim. Read more

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How can you claim innocence? Agreed public memory is ephemeral. Agreed a new generation has been born since the self-styled champions of Hindutva had pulled down the 464 years old disputed shrine in the temple city in full media glare? Yes, they may not know the facts. It’s history for them. Read more

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