This election is less about parties and alliances; more a chief ministerial one, in the mould of the general election that had been turned into a prime ministerial one.
It is my opinion that the breakup of the BJP-Sena and Congress-NCP alliances was the best thing that could happen to the people of Maharashtra, writes Sujata Anandan.
For those who thought Delhi’s Ramlilas were all about bad wigs, gaudy make-up and overthe-top acting, here is a bit of hearty film trivia. Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who was born and raised in Delhi, got his first acting break at his neighbourhood Ramlila.
The Indian PM goes with the confidence he will be seen as a symbol of India’s democratic will, India’s scientific audaciousness, India’s economic venturesomeness. But this is to be noted: On his first visit to the US, PM Nehru went to represent, not market India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
Here’s a bit of gratuitous but well-meant advice. My specific intention is to assist Mr Modi worm his way into American hearts. And though they’re not usually difficult to enter, it’s always useful to know which keys to turn, writes Karan Thapar.
Indian business has largely chosen to jettison attempts to innovate in manufacturing or develop a culture for doing so in favour of adopting what is known locally as ‘jugaad’, a simple workaround that gets the job done, writes HT editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan.
For at least two decades now, the BJP and its sister organisations have worked actively among Indians in North America. NRIs have helped fund the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the RSS, writes Ramachandra Guha.
In the way of legally substantial evidence, the police have nothing more than what Koli has admitted. His confession is disturbing, not only for its content, but also the fact that every crime is identical, the disposals of the victim’s remains, too, are identical.