It took Union minister Beni Prasad Verma full one year to come out of his hibernation, induced soon after the 2012 assembly elections in the state. We all know why. Read more
Why woman leaders are silent when women are being subjected to such humiliating diktats? Why Sonia Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj and Mayawati do not understand that men who suffer from such steep gender biases can’t have respect for them too? They may be heading their political outfits but they are women who, according to many in their party, should not be treated as equals in society. Their silence is a crime today. Read more
A few months back, a senior BJP leader had confided how a political party had approached former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to field a weak candidate on the adjoining Mohanlalganj Lok Sabha seat. In lieu, they had offered to nominate a dummy candidate against him in Lucknow. Read more
For those who hold contempt against the Gandhi family, this may be music to their ear. Read more
Nehru had once said, “You can tell the condition of the nation by looking at the status of women.” No doubt, many feel that all is hunky dory now that women hold positions, much bigger and in much larger numbers. Read more
Because he has yet to show his administrative mettle. Read more
Didn’t ten-year-old Aman sacrifice his life for the nation? After all he died due to heavily imposed traffic restrictions during Prime Minister’s visit to Kanpur. Isn’t protecting your leader’s life as sacred as protecting the nation! Read more
A session was on at IIT Mumbai. A student asked the global thought leader, now head of Kerala IIM, Prof Debashish Chatterjee, ‘ Are leaders born or made?’ Read more
It’s actually disgusting. Again and again I am being asked, “Why do you want quota? It’s a competitive world. So fight for your space in the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha too.” How? No one has the answer.
Agreed quota is not a solution to evils like social inequalities — of rights as well as opportunities. Read more
Sometimes I feel the politicians of today are oblivious of the hard realities the poor people face in the country. No doubt the policies that they formulate sitting in their air-conditioned cabins often go haywire.
Recently Sonia Gandhi was on a tour to Rae Bareli, a constituency represented by the powerful Gandhi family- Feroze Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and now Sonia Gandhi. Ideally people would expect the ground situation to be better in the Gandhi’s bastion than the rest of the Hindi heartland. Read more