When Chinese leaders convene this week for a four-day meeting on the future of the country's economy, the biggest news might have to do with babies. According to reports in Chinese media, the government may be ready to relax the notorious "one-child" policy, in existence since the late 1970s, and allow Chinese parents to have two kids.
Many in the RSS believe that RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has killed two birds with the same stone. By embarrassing the party with his comments on reservation, he has sent a strong signal to Amit Shah whose arrogance is being much talked about and who has kept several RSS leaders at bay in decision-making.
I am appalled when I meet people in Delhi who say they have not ridden the metro yet. It is even more bewildering when the same people come back from a holiday abroad and talk about having used metros and trams on their trip.