This is possibly the one issue where Gandhi has displayed heartland political smarts, hit the streets, used it as a hot button campaign issue in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and, most importantly, set the agenda and the narrative.
India's long-term economic health requires a significant rethink on our current dependence on oil and gas, a shift to electric vehicles and solar-based electricity would go a long way in rebalancing our economy. We need to reconsider our increasingly car-driven economic system and pursue a whole-hearted shift towards mass public transportation. Without this, we will c...
The unprecedented big fight in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) between chief Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana resembles the comic strip "Spy vs Spy" with tragic consequences for governance and investigation.
What's more notable is what wasn't said in the report, which tends to reflect how geopolitical considerations end up trumping raw economics.
There is, especially to those who care about individual rights, something disturbing about this entire process. The "tradition" that bars many women from entering the temple is not of any great age, but even so, it has settled into the complex of beliefs held by worshippers of the temple's deity, Ayyappa.
The importance of the clash between the two just ahead of the biggest shopping seasons of Dussehra and Diwali is hard to overestimate.
At Nilakkal, we saw a crowd shouting slogans, police standing by. A reporter from a Kerala channel called me aside. "Take off the press stickers from your car," he advised. "And the logo from your mike. And best not to go that side," he added - indicating the crowd.
Sabarimala protest: In a situation as this, I and other women journalists get immense pride to report what is happening on the ground accurately. It is our job. There is no question of gender here.
Why is there such a hullaballoo over Shashi Tharoor's statement? What did he say that has the BJP/RSS so publicly pained? Why are TV channels going bonkers trying to paint Shashi Tharoor anti-Hindu? Did he really say something which is objectionable or is it another post-truth which needs no verification and authentication?
When he hosted last October's glittering global investment conference in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had the world at his fingertips. Thousands of investors, corporate chieftains and government leaders flocked to the kingdom to hear the charismatic young heir to the Saudi throne outline his plans for modernization of the reclusive kingdom, and to be...