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...
Nearly one year into the Modi sarkar and six months of the BJP-led government in Maharashtra, there seems to be a sudden dearth of leadership in India.
I wonder what purpose Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit (on April 30) to these regions is really going to serve — except to score some political brownie points against the BJP, which has already lost the plot so far as farmers are concerned.
When Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi heaps sarcasm on Union minister Nitin Gadkari, I feel quite sorry for my long-standing friend from my hometown of Nagpur.
I wonder if the Sena and the AIMIM know that Bal Thackeray was the first person ever in India to lose his voting rights and that to contest elections for hate speeches he had made during a 1987 byelection to Vile Parle.
I do not know whether to admire Sharad Pawar or pity the ageing warlord. The NCP is in danger of disintegrating and yet he continues to change colours faster than a chameleon in search of relevance even though he is being rendered into a cipher.
Jagtap says he is ready for the battle — he is contesting the by-election as an independent from Bandra East to the Maharashtra assembly and says the constituency faces grave problems needing a selfless band of people to salvage it.
I wonder why the public prosecutor (PP) in the case, Ujjwal Nikam, had to attempt to influence the minds of the judge and the public with a cooked up statement that Kasab had asked for mutton biryani in jail.