There is no chief minister of Maharashtra who has done more for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj than the late Abdul Rehman Antulay. The state owes it to him to have the huge picture of Shivaji at the entrance of Mantralaya.
I am glad the Congress has risen from its stupor. I was afraid it was in danger of setting into rigor mortis.
There was a time during the Shiv Sena-BJP rule in Maharashtra between 1995 and 1999 when Nitin Gadkari was not being allowed to realise his full potential as minister for public works.
As I write this, I do not know if Yakub Memon will be hanged on July 30) or granted mercy. But of one thing I am sure – his faith in the Indian system of justice has been betrayed by the politics surrounding the serial blasts of 1993.
Basic freedoms are being violated in the name of religion - or vegetarianism. The nation stands in danger of becoming both bigoted and highly undernourished!
I may be mistaken, but I thought the Nationalist Congress Party was no longer a Congress ally and was supporting the BJP government in Maharashtra.
Pawar's problem has always been one of articulation--he is not nuanced when he speaks either English or Hindi.
I must confess that I’m disappointed. I am by no yardstick a fan of the BJP, but I was willing to set my cynicism aside when Narendra Modi stormed to power on the promise of rooting out corruption.
The government must consider: Do we want half-educated people to preside over the destinies of our children? Only knowledge begets knowledge; anything half-baked causes indigestion. And ignorance is not always bliss.
By now it is obvious that the NDA government at the Centre has merely been repackaging - or more appropriately renaming - all old UPA programmes and presenting them as their own.
Who better than Bhujbal in return for saving Ajit’s neck from the noose? And people won’t even notice that the bigger fish got away in the bargain.
Sena seems to be caught between the horns of a terrible dilemma, particularly with regard to BJP.
I truly run out of words - except to appeal to Lords Rama and Krishna to give us better netas with more intelligent repartee than we have had in years.
Nearly a decade later, Nagpur had its revenge: It was the only city in the country that did not report a downturn in 2008 when the world, including New York, was going bust. Fire cracker sales were at an all-time high that year.
Gadkari has such wonderful advice for farmers — use your urine to irrigate your crops. After all, he collects his urine in cans to water organic vegetables at his Lutyens bungalow in New Delhi with remarkable results. Should the farmers take that advice seriously? Hmm...