A few minutes before I started to pen my blog, a senior police officer telephoned me and said , ‘Rahul Baba is losing elections.’ Somehow I refused to believe him. How can Smriti Irani’s 30 days of campaigning and Narendra Modi’s 40-minute public rally in Amethi tear into Gandhis’ 28-years-long association with this area? The cop’s cryptic answer was , ‘This is what is called a wave.’ Read more

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What a paradox! While the Congress leadership, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, are striving hard to build a vote base on the concrete foundation of their much touted welfare projects — food security and land acquisition bills — their party satraps in the poll bound states have no time to pen the party manifesto, though a month odd is left for the polling day. Read more

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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

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It’s disgusting.

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

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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

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For those who hold contempt against the Gandhi family, this may be music to their ear. Read more

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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

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Because he has yet to show his administrative mettle. Read more

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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

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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

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