Perhaps Shankaracharya Swaroopanand knows best why faith can’t be questioned. Then why has he started this unwarranted debate over ‘Sai’ who never claimed he was God? Read more

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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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Now that Narendra Modi is all set to move from Gujarat to New Delhi, analyses are bound to flood the media space on how he manipulated his way across the country, even in areas where the BJP had failed to plant their lotus since it came into existence. Read more

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That was what Kushwant Singh fans felt when they met at Lucknow office of Hindustan Times to pay their tribute to the great Sardar of Indian journalism amidst fond memories of his satire and humour, something which is scarcely available today. Read more

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Mulayam Singh Yadav’s atrocious statement on ‘boys will be boys…’ followed by his Mumbai representative Abu Asim Azmi’s definition of Islam and women rightly enraged the country. Their own kin had to come forward to undo the damage done by what was rightly construed as defence of rapists. But perhaps it was too late. Read more

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I can never ever forget that call from the most popular Sardar of the country — Kushwant Singh, Editor of Hindustan Times then– for an interview. Read more

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Senior IAS officers recently took offence at being called babus as they said it smacked of disrespect and thus was derogatory. Read more

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That the Uttar Pradesh government bungled in handling Muzaffarnagar riots and subsequent rehabilitation goes without saying. Or else the state even after spending Rs. 100 crores on rehabilitation would not have got so much flak for inept handling of the situation. Unwarranted statements by senior politicians and officers further worsened its credibility. Read more

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What has happened to the Indian Railways? The fun that was once associated with train journeys has simply disappeared. Read more

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When I went to the Pink City to lead the election coverage in Rajasthan, I was completely mesmerised by the colours of their attires – pagris, the lehangas and the chunris. The weather was also apt, and the place was overflowing with the tourists. Few seemed interested in the elections, barring the girl from London who wanted to know anything and everything about the polls — the caste card and the colourful campaigns. Read more

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