People across the country are keenly watching the coming together of old political rivals Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar in Bihar. Despite the hugs and the handshakes in public, I really doubt if the rivalry is finally over. They have, more likely than not, simply come together for their very survival in the state’s politics after BJP blizzard left them struggling for some space. 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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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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I always thought Nitish Kumar, like Mulayam Singh Yadav, had an ear to the ground. But I have grown sceptic after watching last week’s developments in Bihar. Read more

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There has been so much happening in the country. Read more

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For decades Uttar Pradesh kept churning out prime ministers one after another for the country. Despite its acute backwardness, the state never lagged on that count. But after the death of Rajiv Gandhi that suddenly stopped and other states took the lead. Read more

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Dramatics, antics come naturally to former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav. Discuss roads and his comment on ‘building Bihar roads as chikni (smooth) as Hema Malini’s cheeks’ becomes the metaphor. Read more

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Here comes some good news. The BJP is now planning to embrace the Bihar model for UP polls to counter BSP chief Mayawati’s caste card with its slogan of ’state pride and development,’ something on the lines of Nitish Kumar’s ‘aam janata’ slogan that had cut into Lalu Prasad’s caste base in the neighboring state in the recent assembly elections. Read more

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Much was written about Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s concerted bid to instill, rather ignite ‘My Bihar and Me Bihari’ pride during the recent assembly polls. Read more

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When a whiff of freshness envelops the state and when dreams and aspirations deluge its people, we all know its New Year time. Read more

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