There was a particularly bounteously placed functionary in the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra, today highly placed in New Delhi, who once called in a carpenter to make a concealed safe within a bedroom wall. Read more

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Minutes after senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani had apologised to Sonia Gandhi for falsely accusing her and her family of having Swiss bank accounts of their own, Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, had tweeted Read more

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President Pratibha Patil was always a Indira Gandhi loyalist. But, as far as I know (she was a family friend of a dear aunt’s), contrary to what Rajasthan ex-minister Amin Khan said recently, she never either cooked for Mrs Gandhi or washed dishes in her kitchen. Read more

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I really don’t know what it is about animals and politicians.

Travelling on a day train from Nagpur to Hyderabad last week, I found many of my co-passengers, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, outraged as they unfolded their newspapers and turned to a particular item of news. Read more

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