The race for the next foreign secretary’s post is very much open. While the frontrunner is Sujatha Singh, India’s ambassador to Germany, S Jaishankar, India’s envoy to China, is also very much in the running.
Contrary to speculations after his shift from principal secretary to advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, TKA Nair still plays a key role in the PMO.
The election to the two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam has put the Congress high command in a fix. The party has fielded Manmohan Singh and Santiuse Kujur, a tribal and a newcomer for the poll while Badruddin Ajmal’s United Democratic Front has also put up a candidate necessitating voting.
Recently, in a TV debate, the topic was: ‘The rising graph of evil in society and the possible ways to reverse it.’
Most of us are caught in the web of worldly delusion. We are unmindful of the lurking dangers and are content in the bondage of materialistic life.
King Bhartrihari was a legendary king of India. Savant, scholar and benevolent monarch, his was a golden period.
Now that Pawan Kumar Bansal has resigned as the railway minister, some in the Congress feel that he may also be denied the Lok Sabha seat from Chandigarh the next time.
Keeping tabs on the political grapevine
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is apparently exploring the option of contesting from a new seat this time since things do not seem to be too encouraging for the Congress in Bihar.
In politics there are no permanent friends or foes, or so it is believed. With elections drawing near, the Congress is opening its doors to estranged allies.
When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh turned down an invitation from the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) at Delhi University to attend the institution’s annual day as chief guest in March, his decision was seen by many critics as owing to a reluctance to speak on a platform where Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi famously wowed students recently.
The surprise hit film Kai Po Che, which raked in R17 crore in its first two days, has been criticised by many commentators and critics as a film insidiously promoting Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.
Activism and youth go together more than ever before, but the approach is changing.
Newly appointed editor of Time International says that his ‘Indian-ness’ gives him a different perspective.
Deep within us is our soul, full of light, love and peace. While the soul wants to enjoy its state of bliss, it is held back by the mind’s incessant need to satisfy its desires.