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Reading the headline ‘Rupee hits a record low against dollar’, some of you would have doubtless said ‘hey, when did this IPL match take place?’ Let us face it, if there is something more parlous than the state of Indian economy then it has to be your understanding of it. But don’t worry. Nobody actually [...]

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Congress offices across the country wore a gay and festive look as Congress party members, ministers, Gandhi family confidantes, wannabe loyalists geared up to celebrate one of the most important and momentous days in the party’s history – the birth anniversary of one of its tallest leaders, Rahul Gandhi. This time around, in order to [...]

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Ahmedabad: The Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), the country’s premier consumer of engineers, has introduced a new management programme, which it believes will ‘inspire some blue sky thinking in the praxis of corporate and political governance.’ “The new course we are introducing is on Resignation Management,” the Director of IIM-A told a press conference here [...]

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With 2014 General Elections approaching and in the wake of increasing frequency of ‘breaking news’, Times Now is reported to have decided to create multiple clones of Arnab Goswami. Each Arnab will cover a story in parallel while some other clones will be kept as a ‘standby Arnab’ in case the real Arnab is temporarily [...]

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In a move that’s being widely hailed as a victory for democracy and free speech, a Bangalore man has filed an RTI petition demanding to know if such a thing as the state government of Karnataka exists or not. Mr. Satish Kumar, 48, who works at a public sector bank, said, “I could have sworn [...]

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In the wake of the Chief Information Commissioner declaring political parties to be public bodies that fall under the ambit of the Right to Information Act, the Congress, BJP and other national parties have received a barrage of inconvenient RTI queries pertaining to their internal functioning from civil society groups. Our civil society correspondent, P [...]

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“Oye Pandey, kahan jaa raha hai?” called out Mishra to the heavyset man in bright white kurta, walking briskly a few paces ahead of him. Pandey turned, and smiled in recognition. “Thought I’ll meet Rahul baba.” “Same here. Chal saath chalte hain,” replied Mishra. “Waise what are you meeting him for?” “To beg him to [...]

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Recently, BJP President, Rajnath Singh, wrote a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, V S Sampath, requesting that General Elections, scheduled tentatively for first half of 2014, be postponed, preferably indefinitely, until his party can finalize its PM candidate. The correspondence was meant to be confidential but fortunately, political parties were recently declared public bodies [...]

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After struggling Infosys took the extreme step of recalling Narayana Murthy out of retirement to head the company board again, the rudderless Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today followed suit, recalling Atal Bihari Vajpayee out of retirement to head the party once again. Economic and political analysts say that that there are a lot of similarities [...]

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It was the summer of 2019. A high powered meeting was called for, at 7 Race Course Road, and all the top BJP leaders had answered the call. The leaders hurriedly stood up, as Prime Minister LK Advani entered the room. “Good morning folks! I’m just back from blogging about why I won’t be surprised [...]

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