As I was growing up, I had acquired a friend who had desperately wanted to be a spy. Brought up seeing James Bond films and reading John Le Carre books, he had believed he could do much for the country and serve the people well as an intelligence officer in one of the various agencies in India. Read more
The Congress, if I know anything about the party, always lands on its feet every time it looks as though it is taking itself and the country into chaos and is sure to collapse. Read more
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
My mother was a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party and, yet, before she passed away last year, she benefited from everything that is being opposed today by the saffron party and its pusillanimous allies. Read more
So who’s afraid of Anna Hazare?
No one except, perhaps, the Congress, I must say. And if at all the Hissar byelection results go in favour of the party, then perhaps no more after that. Read more
I have been a fan of Swami Ramdev Baba’s for years – ever since the time, half a decade ago, when his desi remedies for jaundice pulled me back from the brink. Read more