What do you do when spiritual gurus enter the political arena, rake up political issues — and push a democratically elected government into a corner? I laughed. Read more
It’s easy to write on religion and spirituality.
It’s not quite as easy to practice it.
When disaster strikes, out goes spirituality with it. Read more
Event: the Ayodhya judgement.
Time: 3.30 pm.
Location: Court No. 21 of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.
Judges: Justices S.U. Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and Dharam Veer Sharma
Affected parties: all Indians, across the world. Read more
Wearing my business journalist cap, I went to meet him on matters economic — the G20 that I track very intensively, the threat to economic growth, the danger of inflation, land acquisition and so on. But Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the government’s No. 1 trouble shooter and I brought him to Ayodhya. Read more
What a week! Handling one important event is big enough. But the week that just passed saw four. Standing ovation to my team of excellent business journalists who diligently followed the nuances and didn’t allow even one story to get off our radar. Read more
With anti-protectionist policies on top of G20 finance ministers’ March 14 communiqué, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress trouble-shooter and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee can safely claim to have set one line on the global finance agenda. Read more
The new financial high-rise — the foundations of which were laid in Washington DC on November 15 — in which G20 will lay the ground floor in London on April 2, is going to be the world’s biggest economic-diplomacy build up, ever. And already, the builders of what is increasingly being referred to as Bretton Woods II, are divided. Read more