Opposition to women’s reservation comprises of two strands.
One line of opposition argues that women do not need quotas for empowerment and if they come through quotas they will always remain ghettoised. Read more
Shiv Sena has never had it so bad. Except Sharad Pawar, nobody seems to take Sena seriously.
Credit for reducing Sena to irrelevance must go to Rahul Gandhi, whose visit to Mumbai on February 6th transformed the situation. Gandhi’s strong position that Mumbai belongs to all Indians galvanized the Congress-led state government, encouraged his friend Shah Rukh Khan to stand his ground and prompted large sections of the middle class to come out openly against the Sena. Read more
Demands for smaller states would be the most troublesome political issue for the ruling Congress in 2010. That’s, of course, assuming that nothing unexpected such as a terror attack happens. Read more
Why National Security Advisor (NSA) MK Narayanan lost his job has not been explained sufficiently by those who should know in the Congress and the government. But there are some guesses and some plausible explanations in political circles. Read more