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Shiv Sena has a history of flirting with 'frenemies'
IMAGE: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray being greeted by NCP chief Sharad Pawar after he was chosen as the CM face of Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, during a meeting in Mumbai, on Tuesday.......
Shiv Sena has history of flirting with rivals
Founded in 1966 by Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena in its more than five decades long journey has allied with the Congress, formally and informally. From backing Congress candidates in presidential......
Memories of Elections from another day
As the 2019 Lok Sabha election approaches, some rare photographs from the 1996 election campaign, which saw a Bharatiya Janata Party prime minister for the first time in India's history, albeit......
Arun Jaitley: George as I knew him
'George was a politician with a difference. He had the ability to stand alone, take a position, however extreme, and sustain that position,' remembers Arun Jaitley. IMAGE: Then defence minister......
'Fernandes earned people's respect and love by working for them'
Former colleagues recall the veteran political leader as a visionary with strong ground connect. IMAGE: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays tribute to George Fernandes. Photograph: PTI Photo......
Return of the Bharatiya 'Baniya' Party
'The BJP has shown signs lately of returning to its trader mindset.''Several strong emotions get meshed in this: Nationalism, protectionism, mercantilism, and arrogance,' points out Shekhar......
'Demonetisation de-fattened the economy'
'High denomination cash notes which was 1.4 lakh crores of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in 2004 became Rs 15.5 lakh crores in 2016.' 'If it had been allowed, by 2022, it would have been Rs 34 lakh......
Why Nehru had set up the Planning Commission
The 64-year-old Planning Commission, a vestige of the socialist era, will soon become history.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, on Friday announced that the Commission,......
Special: Expect a market-friendly Budget
Without a market that is positively impressed with the finance minister's Budget, the government will face major problems in offloading its shares in PSUs and bring down its deficit, writes A K......
Deficit dogs Mukherjee, as it did Manmohan
A widening fiscal deficit was one of the biggest concerns for Manmohan Singh as he presented on July 24, 1991, what is now acknowledged universally as independent India's first reform Budget.......
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