Sanjay Baru, formerly media adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, says that Dr Singh lacks the political authority that he needs to be Prime Minister. Read more
Last week I was driving through Mehrauli to a friend’s farm off Sultanpur in Delhi. The stretch from Qutub Minar to M.G. Road brought back interesting thoughts. The first being of a gutsy IAS officer who dared take on the marble mafia, the second of the much frequented Chattarpur Temple and the last of Mrs Indira Gandhi’s farmhouse a little ahead. Read more
I feel very sorry for BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani. Not because his Party did badly in the elections but because minions within the BJP and people outside it, have started rubbishing him.
All through last year I have watched some of my colleagues bend over backwards to pay obeisance to him. Not because they liked him but because he was then potentially Prime Minister in waiting. I also watched his critics seeking appointments because they figured it was better to reopen channels with someone who may occupy South Block. Read more