Now, the UPA must ensure that its candidate has an easy ride to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The race to Raisina Hill is already murky. The Opposition must not muddy the waters.
The change of guard at the finance ministry has raised expectations that stalled policy will now get a push with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his core team of reformers, playing a bigger role in economic management.
We are in a competitive world - we cannot allow ourselves to be straitjacketed into narrow definitions, Chanakya writes.
Pranab Mukherjee is chugging along quite comfortably to the magnificent confines of Rashtrapati Bhavan leaving behind him an economy that is rapidly becoming paler by the day. Chanakya writes.
Opposition-backed candidate P.A. Sangma today said he was expecting a "miracle" in his favour in the presidential election.
M Hamid Ansari is all set to become the second Indian — after Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — for a second term in the vice president's office. HT reports. The scholar diplomat | Ready for a repeat act
Contests driven by choices are integral to democracy. Individuals, political formations and parties don't always set up challenges to win. They often do so to make a political point or get closer to a political goal. Vinod Sharma writes.
The presidential polls are a good time for Mamata to learn the coalition dharma.
Pranab’s tenure will be memorable if he can soothe our fractious politics, HT writes.
With Pranab becoming President tomorrow, Bengalis can finally forgive Indians. Indrajit Hazra writes.
While Pranab Mukherjee was being sworn in, some sore losers tried to rain on his parade, HT writes.