Rahul Gandhi stands on the brink of becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty to be elected Congress President in the span of 98 years since Motilal Nehru presided over the Amritsar Congress of 1919 in recognition of his leadership in the wake of Jallianwala Bagh.
The incident is a wake-up call for all of us - children, parents, schools and their management bodies, and above all our society at large. Let's fix the gaps now to ensure that children are safe or else we will always be sorry.
No question that Modi remains the most extra-ordinary figure in Indian politics, a man who made it on his own terms. The BJP's internal assessment is that there is a breach in the Patel votes but they expect other social groups to compensate for a loss of Patel votes.
Ensuring clean air for everyone in India will require a long-term plan and sustained effort, and the first step is to realize that air pollution affects residents across the country, and across seasons.
On Wednesday, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that may be capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. The regime is calling it the Hwasong-15, which translates to "Mars" in Korean.
I was lucky enough in a huge roomful of people, who all had their hands raised, to have the President call on me for a question. But the moment he heard that I was a reporter by profession, he said he would take a question from someone else since I "always had the chance to ask questions and the others did not!"
Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, isn't just consolidating power before his probable ascent to the throne. He's also trying to remake Saudi society. He bluntly told reporters that his country is "not normal."
This single-minded focus on development and lordly unconcern for the activities of the hapless Gandhi scion demonstrates that the BJP is quite unworried about the results of the forthcoming Gujarat polls.