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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Perhaps very few in the country would know about Mangarh massacre, often dubbed as Rajasthan’s Jallianwala Bagh. Read more

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A little girl working at a BSP MP’s house in Delhi was physically tortured to death. This screaming headline during the on-going festivities took away all the fun and fervour that started from Dhanteras. That was the day when all signs of inflation had virtually disappeared from the scene as shops, from high-end jewellery showrooms to street bazars, were thronged by excited buyers. 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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This happened on Sunday noon, while I was travelling from Jaipur to Lucknow via New Delhi. To my utter astonishment, I saw some people curiously looking at a tiny mouse that swiftly moved in the aircraft. Read more

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