Earlier this week, even as the controversy over the army chief’s exposes and revelations was raging round the country, there was a tweet from a fake account of the PMO (with the ‘o’ in small letter but otherwise identical to the original) which said, “A senior leader of Congress has some documents and call records to prove that Army Chief is an RSS agent.” Read more

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The February civic elections in Bombay are the only elections since my coming of age that I have missed out on getting my forefinger painted with black ink. I had to head out of town for the wedding of my niece and, while I knew which event was more important to me and mine, I still had a twinge of regret at not being able to participate in that election. Read more

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Mamata Banerjee so militates against my own self-esteem as a proudly single woman who has made her way in this world without godfathers of any sort or even the patronage of male superiors and is able to hold her head as high as her male colleagues and work shoulder to shoulder with them without having to go shrill or throwing any tantrums. Read more

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I was startled, at first confounded and then rather pleasantly surprised when most Congressmen I spoke to expressed their delight at the results to the recently concluded elections in five states, including last month’s civic polls in Bombay. Read more

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A friend posted a query on my Facebook account a couple of days ago: what deal did the Shiv Sena offer the BJP to agree not to press for the post of Mayor of Bombay? Read more

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