The Uttar Pradesh government on November 18 allocated Rs 556 crore for toilets in state’s villages. Media was quick in linking it with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India campaign. Read more
My friend walked into my home in a flurry on the Diwali day. Instead of festival hug and greetings, she said with excitement, ‘I have become a Modi fan’. Incidentally, she is a Muslim and wife of a retired colonel. The couple strangely had this weird idea of leaving India and settling somewhere abroad when the news about Narendra Modi’s crowning came after BJP’s spectacular victory in 2014 general election. Read more
As many wives will take offense, I have a humble submission : Continue with your traditional fast but not for someone who has been a beast, even if he is your husband. Read more
Some musings from poll bound Maharashtra where electioneering picked up after the erstwhile poll partners turned into arch rivals – may be only for about a fortnight- each vying to acquire the single largest party status that can take them closer to the throne.
I heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s passionate speech to an equally emotionally charged audience at Madison Square Garden. As he talked about clean India, I wondered how he will make it a mission possible? Have a look at India’s financial capital Mumbai, where I am spending some time at present. There is no dearth of money here, yet it is so messy. If PM Modi can get this sorted out, I feel he can make any other part of India clean. Read more
Where does the voter count in elections? Watching closely the Maharashtra political scenario, one can only say, ‘nowhere’.
Barely 22 days before Maharashtra goes to the polls, the two political groups were engaged in seat sharing talks. It’s not unusual for the political parties to bargain or bulldoze their way in seat sharing talks. Read more
I recently read two news reports that came as a big relief to someone who has gradually, over the years, fallen in love with UP, my adopted state. Read more
The by-polls in states held after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections have sent two clear messages.
First one is to the Bhartiya Janata Party. The by-polls results, beginning with Uttarakhand, have punctured the euphoria created by the party’s landslide victory across the country. Read more