It has taken ten long years, but Narendra Modi finally gets his comeuppance. And I am glad it comes out of the Gujarat high court rather than through cases shifted out of his home state which lends the judgment on the Lokayukta rather more credibility than it would otherwise have had. Read more

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There are very few politicians that I admire. But among those I do, I was greatly disappointed the other day to hear one of them attribute West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s tantrums to her `singledom’. Read more

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I do not know how much truth there is to this story. But G R Khairnar, former deputy municipal commissioner of the Birhanmumbai Municpal Corporation (BMC) in the 1990s, famous for having taken on among the mightiest of chief ministers, Sharad Pawar, and credited with having brought about his (and the Congress’s) downfall in Maharashtra in 1995 has described Anna Hazare as a “coward’’ and a “murderer’’. Read more

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