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Hot as Pickle

Sunday 1 May '11

Summer is the season for seasonings, and debates over them, at the home of BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman
In Mauritius, an undercurrent: Hindu vs non-Hindu

Wednesday 27 April '11

Just before President Pratibha Patil’s four-day visit to Mauritius, an older accusation against the Navinchandra Ramgoolam government had gained new currency.
Bihar babu who put his dept back on track gets PM award

Thursday 21 April '11

It is about the 500 employees of Bihar Pul Raj Nirman Nigam coming together and working to make it a success, cutting across caste lines.
The spy who came back

Sunday 17 April '11

Gopal Das was a 25-year-old, when he was arrested in Pakistan on charges of spying
Now RSS comes to Hazare’s side

Saturday 9 April '11

A three-member team, including its most media-friendly face Ram Madhav, went to the site of the fast-unto-death
At his fast, main course: feed politicians to vultures & dogs

Thursday 7 April '11

The assembly at Jantar Mantar on Day 2 of Anna Hazare’s fast ran into several hundreds.
Films are no longer being made for people who are angry, but for those who are having a party

Sunday 3 April '11

Akhtar speaks about why, unlike the ‘angry young man’ persona that he created for Amitabh Bachchan, modern Bollywood heroes aren’t angry
RTI changes on NAC agenda

Friday 18 March '11

The Right to Information Act 2005 is likely to figure prominently on the NAC agenda.
Why Samajwadi Party ignored storm in UPA

Thursday 10 March '11

Cong and DMK will patch up for sure, Akhilesh predicted;besides, only UP equations would determine any SP move.
Both PM and Sonia have to answer, they are lucky there’s no V P Singh: Advani

Friday 4 March '11

BJP leader said UPA's 'brazenness' has led to its inability to prevent the current embarrassment.
Learning email to debating 2G — welcome to BJP Wives’ Club

Thursday 3 March '11

BJP president Nitin Gadkari’s wife Kanchan Gadkari couldn’t make it this time because she had a function to attend in Nagpur but participation was generally expected to be thinner than usual because o...
Yeddyurappa land chapter closed: BJP

Thursday 24 February '11

BJP signalled that it has decided to get off the backfoot on alleged corruption in its own backyard
With anthem and date, Bihar set to celebrate its new confidence

Monday 21 February '11

Young and old will exchange greeting cards, like they do at New Year’s; there will be nukkad nataks in Patna and shram daan in every village where 99 lamps will be lit to mark the number of years sinc...
Investigate conspiracy to kill our leaders: RSS to PM

Friday 11 February '11

When contacted, RSS national executive member Ram Madhav confirmed that the letter has been delivered to the PMO.
The Sharing Parivar

Sunday 6 February '11

Chhattisgarh borrows programmes and best practices from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh from Bihar, Bihar from Chhattisgarh.
‘Pak did Samjhauta... probe them, Rahul Gandhi, Digvijaya’

Tuesday 18 January '11

'Hindu terror' suspect Indresh Kumar is one of RSS's most influential men. He speaks to The IE.
Bihar will be transformed

Sunday 2 January '11

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on the politics that will change and inspire the country.
In Congress’s coalition of the unwilling, leaders can connect but parties cannot

Thursday 23 December '10

The shadowy by-play between Cong and its allies over the 2G scam has exposed the absence of a coordination mechanism in UPA-2.
PM directly responsible for CVC Thomas' appointment: Sushma

Monday 13 December '10

PM could well be absolved of many charges, he is giving some answers to the court, the files will tell, says the BJP leader.
‘PM could well be absolved of many charges... but for appointment of P J Thomas, he is directly responsible’

Monday 13 December '10

The Winter session of Parliament, which comes to a formal end today, remained paralysed by the government-Opposition stand-off over the latter’s demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe ...


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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