Politics is all about imponderables. On Jan 19, 2013, the Congressmen clapped and cheered Rahul Gandhi after he was declared the vice president of the grand old party. They saw their future in him. A day later, his emotional speech made many literally cry. Read more

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Both are a challenge, accept it. The message is for the Congress leaders who despite their humiliating defeat in four states refuse to admit it. Read more

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A saint had a dream about gold deposits and the ASI pitched in, about to start digging for a 19th century treasure of 1,000 tonnes of gold. Read more

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Many believe I am a Christian, then many think I am an atheist. I am neither of the two. I firmly believe in the unknown and unseen power that controls us and our lives. Call him Christ, Allah or God.

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Every Environment Day I am reminded of my visit to Denver in the United States few years back. The day had begun with watching a spectacular ‘Green procession’ by the students and ended with a ‘Green dinner’ at somebody’s sprawling house. Read more

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The other day listening to a debate on the burning topic of Rahul versus Modi, I was aghast to hear a senior Muslim leader’s comment, “If I have to choose between development and deaths in elections, I will vote for the latter.” Read more

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Female foeticide and infanticide, child abuse, child marriages, dowry menace, domestic violence, prostitution and mortgage of woman against loan and now the battered husbands fighting misuse of Dowry acts — suddenly people seem to have woken up to the social evils rampant in our society and its system. Thanks to cine star Aamir Khan. Read more

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It was about two years back in Rae Bareli when I had met a group of enthusiastic women. Barring one, all were ‘angoota chaap’. They had formed a self-help group (SHG) and their dream was to take a road building contract. Read more

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As I saw West Bengal chief minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya and Union railway minister Mamata Banerjee campaign on the congested roads of Kolkatta, amidst thronging crowds, I wondered when did I last see a senior politician from my own state Uttar Pradesh walking on the roads like this. Read more

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Four years after she came to power, Chief Minister Mayawati decided to take stock of development works in the state. Read more

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