2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: An Overview

“Mother of all elections” – This is how Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi termed the upcoming Assembly Elections in Bihar. People who know the politics of Bihar would know why Zaidi said what he said.

Yakub Memon’s hanging: Here's why Shashi​ Tharoor’s ‘state-sponsored killing’ comment is off the mark

It was not surprising that in a democratic country like India, opinions were divided on whether Yakub Memon should have been hanged for his complicity and his active participation in the 1993 Mumbai blasts which killed 257 people or whether he should have been allowed to serve life sentence in pr

Classical art changes us from within and makes us finer human beings: Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Chandran

A renowned artist, Geeta Chandran, is celebrated not only for her composite understanding of Bharatanatyam, but also for her Carnatic music, her work in television, video and film, theatre, choreography and dance education and is founder-president of dance academy Natya-Vriksha.

SC ruling on Section 66A must be hailed but abuse on social media is not acceptable

Supreme Court of India’s recent ruling on 2009 amendment to the IT Act, which curbed free speech on social media, as being in contravention of the spirit of the Indian Constitution is something that must be hailed and something that was unanimously cheered by all sections of society.

Did Congress err in not conferring Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee? 

The moment Bharatiya Janata Party came to power at the Centre in May 2014, it was a given that the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna would be conferred to former prime minister of India and one of their tallest leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The most satisfying feeling is to see your disciples doing well: Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan

One of the best Kathak dancers of present times Shovana Narayan is passionate about training young dancers and organises festivals to widen the reach of Indian classical dance.

Kathak is the only dance form that celebrates full potential of life: Shovana Narayan

Shovana Narayan is one of the best Kathak danseuses not just in India but in the world. Awarded with Padma Shri, she has mesmerised audiences all over the world by her art and grace.

Can BJP-PDP alliance give a stable government to Jammu and Kashmir?

On March 01, 2015, Jammu and Kashmir finally got an elected government after more than two months of Assembly polls when PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state.

Why the Delhi Assembly Elections were not a referendum on PM Narendra Modi

Politics is like sports. It’s a great leveller. And politics is also an arena, akin to sports, where the victor will become vanquished one day and vice versa. Thus, no party can hope to win always and likewise, one never knows when a political party’s fortunes will turn around.

Barack Obama’s comment on ‘religious intolerance in India’ was unwarranted

A section of people in India suffer from a certain kind of affliction. It really does not have a name but it is basically this — anything that the West says, especially the United States, becomes gospel truth for them. They are, to put it blatantly, ‘star struck’ with the West.

Delhi Assembly Elections 2015: Can Kiran Bedi counter Arvind Kejriwal?

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his first rally in the national capital in the Ramlila Maidan on January 10, 2015, the crowd was modest compared to what is generally witnessed at his rallies.

After a spectacular 2014, will Narendra Modi be a star in 2015 as well?

When the present political landscape of India will be chronicled, 2014 will be remembered as the year that belonged to the current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and how he created history and took his party to heights not witnessed before.

BJP good at ‘event management’ or is Narendra Modi a ‘popular leader’?

Narendra Modi is literally taking the world by storm. In the short span that he has been the Prime Minister of India he has visited Japan, United States, Brazil, Australia, Nepal, Myanmar and Fiji. Some have been bilateral visits, while others have been summits and so on.

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly polls: Will Narendra Modi have the last laugh?

Voting in high stakes Assembly elections is over in Maharashtra and Haryana and now the wait is for the results on October 19. However, to build up the excitement, exit polls on various TV channels were conducted on October 15, the day of the voting.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's 'Kashmir' comment was at the most 'laughable'

Some things never change. And so has not changed the need of politicians from Pakistan to rake up the issue of 'Kashmir' to garner eyeballs and catch some votes by building up frenzy amongst people.

Is it ‘The End’ for LK Advani’s ‘political journey’?

It was not very long ago. In February this year, senior BJP leader and party patriarch, LK Advani had written a blog. And in the blog he had said – “I embarked on a political journey fifty-five years ago, first as a worker of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and later of the Bharatiya Janata Party.