There were nearly 15 to 20 reporters, many accompanied by camera crews, that were waiting for updates on the 37-year-old, who was departing Mumbai three months after she arrived in a specially refurbished cargo plane for stomach-stapling or bariatric surgery.
BJP president Amit Shah's recent visit to Bengal has energised politics in the state. It holds up the tantalising prospect of a BJP thrust in a polity currently dominated by Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress.
As the Bhartiya Janata Party wins election after election, India's oldest political party, the Congress, which still fancies itself as the principal opposition, faces a crisis of credibility and leadership.
The 46-year-old has had a tumultuous two and a half years. But not only has he shown himself to be a political survivor, he has also emerged as one of the BJP's biggest assets by exponentially expanding his party's footprint across India's second-largest state.
I do not know what prompted the Bar Association of J&K to approach the Supreme Court for a ban on the use of pellet guns in Kashmir. I am not even privy to the arguments it put fourth for imposing such a ban. But if the plea of the Association came as a surprise, the observations of the court have left me completely baffled.
One hundred days ago, I took the oath of office and made a pledge: We are not merely going to transfer political power from one party to another, but instead are going to transfer that power from Washington, District of Columbia, and give it back to the people.
Reading between the lines, this investment looks as much like SoftBank Group Corp. pushing money onto the four-year-old company as it is the startup passing around a begging bowl. Chen foreshadowed the fundraising a month ago when she wrote that SoftBank would lead the deal, which at the time was being considered by China's largest ride-hailing com...