You can no more be nearly Chief Minister than you can be nearly pregnant. But as a public display of political muscle, as a platform for future alliances, Tejashwi Yadav made an extraordinary debut.
For all the hype around "Howdy Modi" and "Namaste Trump," the US.-India economic relationship has been backsliding the last four years. To move forward, Joe Biden must steer the conversation away from tariffs, an obsession of his predecessor.
The "double engine" claim of NarendraModi and NitishKumar is exaggerated. The centre under NarendraModi is the engine and NitishKumar is now just a bogey being tugged along by NarendraModi. Nitish Kumar has been claiming that he will get a better financial deal for Bihar from the centre. The jury is still out on that. Nitish Kumar, who has a huge sense of entitlement ...
But Tejashwi Yadav, despite the tragic failure, is the Man of the Moment. Till a month ago he was not taken seriously. It was a walkover for the NDA. The arithmetic was simple. In Bihar, whenever two of the three big parties have got together, they have won and formed the government.
Joe Biden may be president elect, but he and then Democrats failed to generate the "blue wave" that would have swept nine battleground states. Instead, he has squeaked by in four and marginally won another three.
Donald Trump's exit is almost certain. His evident defeat offers a significant lesson: Like other tides of history, an ethnonationalist tide too can recede, or be made to retreat.
Jagan Mohan Reddy garu gets appreciation in all national and international surveys for the best and corruptionless, transparent governance. It is the spirit of the Padayatra that has brought in revolutionary changes in the state.
Having mistreated or annoyed some of its big allies into exiting its team, the BJP has more reason than ever to keep Mayawati happy. Her huge Dalit support base will help in the BJP's re-election plan for Uttar Pradesh, which is, along with Bengal, the big focus now for India's ruling party. And it will all move at a deliberate, carefully-timed pace.
A fortnight ago almost every pollster had written off Donald Trump. Today, on Election Day, everyone is not that sanguine. Even "sleepy Joe" has been forced out of the comfort of his Delaware home into a last week of high-pitched campaigning in key states. If Joe Biden loses, the pollsters will be totally discredited; but Joe will be blamed for hoping that an electron...
The actual quarrel is only interesting when you read between the lines of the claims and counterclaims.
During these trying times, cultivating the principles of a meditative state through insightful practices may serve as a helpful strategy. In these testing times, Yoga, meditation and spirituality will be of great help.
Unless we fix the small stuff, we will never get the big stuff done.
Within his new party, and to his old, Scindia has a lot to prove. Above all, the need to be taken seriously as a commanding leader who merits a bigger role than allowed so far.
So has Trump "Biden off" more than he can chew? Probably. But if states are won by small numbers, the Republicans are prepared to challenge every single narrow margin in the courts. And that is the real concern; Biden needs to be over 300 electoral votes at least to feel confident that courts will not overturn his victory by invalidating votes.