India has seen many successful leaders who have, individually or for their parties, won election after election. There are others who have been admired and cherished by their people. Few have been blessed with both. That is why Parrikar stood a class apart from most politicians of his generation.
I still believe the possibility of farmers turning to Naxalism is remote. But could Nana's prophetic words - the beginning of a 'revolution' - really turn into a dark and tragic reality? If so, can our politicians and civil society act decisively now to better the lives of farmers?
Has the level of discourse dropped so much that even respected, non-controversial figures can no longer be spared? Can't there be some measure of reason, maturity and restraint?
Rs 36,359 crores. That's the farm loan waiver announced by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in April. The new government swiftly took the decision in the first cabinet meeting, making it known that they were serious about a promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But it is this very act of generosity and alacrity that came to bite Fadnavis with the o...
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.
What bewilders many is why any Defence Minister would give up the powerful Number 4 position in the central government to return as Chief Minister of a state not seen as politically significant.
Spin doctors can take it easy. Look at it upar se or neeche se. Or look at it straight in the eye. There is only one conclusion after the results of Mumbai's civic body elections: it's an absolutely stunning and staggering saffron sweep.
He hates India. He mocks our grief. He smirks at our loss. And he couldn't care less that he was one of the insidious terror brokers that killed 166 people in Mumbai. Yet, David Coleman Headley is "helping" India by testifying as an approver in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Chennai is facing its worst crisis after experiencing record rain in the last 100 years.
I write this open letter as a common citizen of this country in the hope that if you happen to read it, as Civil Aviation Minister, you will act in India's interest to end the writ of 'VIP culture' that has so deeply permeated our political class. And so deeply failed our people.
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Tejas Mehta on the quota row in Maharashtra.
A workaholic who puts in 16-hour days, writes Tejas Mehta.