I am quite beginning to feel sorry for Narendra Modi – and beginning to suspect the motives of his adivsors and campaign managers. As though making great “historical’’ blunders were not enough I now wonder that no one tells him that all that he comes across as even today is just a sectarian/regional leader when he should really have something more substantial to talk about as a prime ministerial candidate than just his Gujarat experience. Read more

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It has to be a significant moment in Indian history that, for the first time in the nearly five decades of the Shiv Sena’s existence, Bal Thackeray has been so publicly endorsed by the Congress as one of its own. 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 have rarely heard a wittier line from a Congressman. Read more

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Mayawati had Kanshiram, Sheila Dixit had her father-in-law Umashankar Dixit, J Jayalalithaa had M G Ramachandran, Uma Bharti first had the patronage of Rajmata Vijay raje Scindia and later of L K Advani who she acknowledged as pita-tulya (akin to a father) and, of course, her brother standing beside her through thick and thin. 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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I never believed much in former Prime Minister V P Singh – always blamed him for dividing the Indian social fabric. According to me we were cruising along quite nicely until he encouraged the protests that erupted during the period that caste reservations were lapsing constitutionally and then added fuel to the fire by dusting off the Mandal Commission recommendations. Read more

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I would never have thought I would ever feel sorry, as I do now, for L K Advani. I have had reason to detest the political skullduggery of the man (see `Skeletons in Advani’s cupbard’ in the Blogrolls section on this blog) but I would never have believed that he would be so stupid as to shoot himself in the foot with his jiggery-pokery kind of politics. Read more

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