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Kejriwal and Parrikar: Story of two Congress slayers

Kejriwal and Parrikar: Story of two Congress slayers

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) battering of the Congress and the emergence of Arvind Kejriwal as a beacon of political hope bear remarkable similarity to the summer of 2012 when Manohar Parrikar and the BJP took power in Goa in a near similar manner. So much so, the increasing public mistrust of Parrikar — who promised […]

Delhi votes Wednesday in a triangular contest

Delhi votes Wednesday in a triangular contest

New Delhi, Dec 3 Nearly 12 million citizens of Delhi vote on Wednesday with heightened expectations of a better quality of life for residents of the national capital with all the three contenders for their governing choice – the Congress, BJP and AAP – already claiming victory while many of the pre-poll surveys predict a […]

Fit pregnant women give birth to healthier babies: Study

Fit pregnant women give birth to healthier babies: Study

London, Oct 25  Scientists have claimed that women who stay fit during their pregnancy have babies with healthier hearts. Researchers from the US and Germany have found that people whose mothers exercised during their pregnancy have healthier blood vessels in adult life. They think this is because mothers who exercise while pregnant, programme a baby’s […]

Rahul taking tried and tested route for 2014

Rahul taking tried and tested route for 2014

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Taking a leaf from the Congress’ 2004 campaign that saw it storming back to power, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is focussing on rural voters and the poor – historically the core support group of the Congress – by highlighting the UPA-II government’s social welfare agenda ahead of the 2014 general […]

New SBI chief emerges an empowering leader

New SBI chief emerges an empowering leader

The appointment of Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairperson of State Bank of India Oct 7 signals her acumen with numbers. That a 57-year-old career banker will lead the 207-year-old bank, the biggest in the country, to serve the customer is a natural expectation. That winds of change – with her employee-friendly approach and transformative communication – […]

JOKES ON ISHANT SHARMA’S BOWLING

JOKES ON ISHANT SHARMA’S BOWLING

A winnable match slipped out of our team’s hands due to atrocious bowling of Ishant Sharma in the 48 th over. All the heroic knocks of MS Dhoni went in vain. Ishant hurled delivery after delivery in that most crucial over without any forethought or planning. Any other bowler in our team including MS Dhoni […]

Policy perils keeping India’s realty industry static

Policy perils keeping India’s realty industry static

By Vinod Behl Amid the economic downturn, it’s crisis time once again for India’s realty sector. Policy glitches are once again creating roadblocks for the revival of the sector. Today, the biggest challenge faced by the capital-intensive real estate sector is shortage of funds. Banks, which are the largest and cheapest source of finance, are […]

Abbott Victory a Win for NSW – Premier Barry O’Farrell

Abbott Victory a Win for NSW – Premier Barry O’Farrell

The emphatic victory of the Liberal & Nationals Party in the federal election will deliver a range of positive outcomes for the people of NSW. I congratulate Tony Abbott and Nationals leader Warren Truss on their election win and look forward to working with the new Prime Minister and his team after being let down […]

Can Kevin Rudd be Trusted?

Can Kevin Rudd be Trusted?

In August 2007, the then Prime Minister John Howard decided to allow exports of Australian uranium to India. This policy was subsequently unilaterally reversed by Kevin Rudd when he was elected Prime Minister. He also unilaterally cancelled the 4 Nation War games which involved Australia, India, US and Japan. After Rudd was politically executed, Julia […]

A nation adrift: Lack of leadership and the Big Ideas

By Amulya Ganguli The standard explanation for the prevailing sense of despondency is the “ethical and governance deficits”, which, in Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s words some time ago, have characterised the government in recent times. But there is another, more potent cause. It is the absence of an inspiring leadership in the Congress and other […]

Will Telengana live up to its people’s expectations?

Will Telengana live up to its people’s expectations?

By Parthasarathy Chaganty “At 66, Mother India gets ready for the 29th baby” – so ran the headline in a national daily, highlighting the Congress party’s decision to carve Telengana out of Andhra Pradesh which will be the 29th state of the Indian Union in the 66th year of Independence. The modalities need to be […]

Marriages – A Funny Equation

Marriages – A Funny Equation

It is said Marriages are made in Heaven, maybe it is time to replace the “are” with “were”. Agreed in olden days, one got married during childhood, and hence even celebrated their approx 75th wedding anniversary together, come hail or storm they are forced into sustaining their strained  or beautiful relation. I had read an […]

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