I remember telling former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh once, “ How can you live in isolation? I thought netas’ adrenalin comes from the crowds and their slogans, even if they are the murdabad ones.” Read more
This dates back to the 80’s. Late Vir Bahadur Singh was the Chief Minister of the state. I remember my first meeting with him. Singh looked uncomfortable, avoided eye contact throughout the interview. Read more
I somehow fail to understand why the UPA government is silent and soft on civil servants. Not even once the speakers from the treasury benches in the Lok Sabha have brought into focus the role of the civil servants in the demolition of the disputed shrine in Ayodhya.
I can say this because I have covered the Ayodhya imbroglio from the unlocking of the temple/mosque gates to its demolition. Read more
How can you claim innocence? Agreed public memory is ephemeral. Agreed a new generation has been born since the self-styled champions of Hindutva had pulled down the 464 years old disputed shrine in the temple city in full media glare? Yes, they may not know the facts. It’s history for them. Read more