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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Don’t we have enough problems in the country to invite some more? Again and again MNS leader Raj Thackeray is violating the Indian Constitution and getting away with that. Is there is a government in Maharashtra or India to check him. Read more

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A few years back, a senior journalist had done a story on ‘riots in Uttar Pradesh over power shortage’. Many of us had laughed at the report as UP had only witnessed communal riots so far. But it appears his words are coming true now. Read more

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The other day I met a senior corporate honcho in Mumbai. He had been to Lucknow and was impressed by the city’s development. Read more

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Why no one is bothered about migrants’ votes?
Though the candidates would want all communication and travel lines from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh to remain open for the next few months to bring migrants home to cast their vote during the assembly elections, no effort is actually made by political parties or the Election Commission to engage them in the biggest democratic process in the country. Read more

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A few memories came back to me during my recent visit to Mumbai. As I drove past the Senapati Bapat Marg, my eyes searched for Iyengar Yogashraya, where I had met the most bold, brave and beautiful people. Read more

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Sometimes you meet people you can never forget. Read more

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I thought the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray knew about God and his magnanimity: that He transcends man-created regional, communal and linguistic issues. I thought before trying to recreate history, he had read some of it. Read more

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Before taking off for London, my daughter mused, “Mumbai is my dream city. But sometimes I do feel that I should pay back to the city (Lucknow) I grew up in.” Read more

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I remember the dissent that had emanated  from the traditional quarters when we had launched our entertainment supplement HT City in the Hindi heartland. Read more

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