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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Last week a flustered Nagma, cine star and Congress candidate from Meerut Lok Sabha constituency, slapped a guy while he was trying to get too close to her in an election rally, breaking the security ring that the bouncers had formed around her. Read more

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I remember meeting Rahul Gandhi around mid- 2000 at a guest house in Amethi. It was a one-on-one informal sort of an interaction, which was not to be reported. After a one-hour long meeting, I came out wondering what Rahul Gandhi was actually running for – power or passion – as he had sounded less pragmatic and more philosophical. 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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It’s scary! The growing sense of insecurity is palpable amongst all. We can’t afford blasts and riots when the common man on the street is struggling to manage two square meals a day. But who is listening! Read more

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What a paradox! While the Congress leadership, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, are striving hard to build a vote base on the concrete foundation of their much touted welfare projects — food security and land acquisition bills — their party satraps in the poll bound states have no time to pen the party manifesto, though a month odd is left for the polling day. Read more

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On August 15, when the young generation across India was listening to lectures on the responsibility they have to shoulder to drive away the ills that have stayed on even after 66 years of Independence, two politicians were publicly fighting over unfurling the flag in Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. Read more

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Congress leaders are not getting tired of making tall claims of completing their full five-year term at the Centre. Perhaps that’s the only achievement of the UPA government: that it can tom-tom in the coming polls. The public facing the brunt of skyrocketing prices are unlikely to buy any other achievement that the government would want to project. Read more

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When will our politicians learn to behave? At a time when stranded pilgrims and their families are praying for help, politicians are engaged in a battle of one-upmanship. Read more

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It took Union minister Beni Prasad Verma full one year to come out of his hibernation, induced soon after the 2012 assembly elections in the state. We all know why. Read more

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