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The Importance of Smriti Irani
Being made a member of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs makes her an important player in BJP politics, observes Rashme Sehgal. IMAGE: Smriti Irani addresses an election rally in Assam......
Budget ignores women and children
Women and children have been given short shrift with these crucial sectors facing substantive budgetary cuts, discovers Rashme Sehgal. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The Budget......
Why 'centre-left thinking' Varun Gandhi is still with BJP
'When I joined the BJP, after a few years I realised one very good thing about it was that there was a decentralisation of power. I think centralised power in any form is never a great thing'......
Elephant didn't eat for 2 weeks before drowning: Post-mortem report
The pregnant wild elephant which met with a gory end in Kerala had major wounds in its oral cavity, most likely following an explosive blast, due to which she could not eat for nearly two weeks......
1 arrested in killing of pregnant elephant case
In a major breakthrough in the case relating to the death of a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala, one person was arrested on Friday. "One person was arrested today. There are more accused in the......
Sitharaman delivers 2.17 hr-long Budget speech, earns praises
Nirmala Sitharaman, the country's first full-time woman finance minister, on Friday delivered one of the longest Budget speeches which was peppered with Urdu, Hindi and Tamil couplets. IMAGE:......
Sanjay Gandhi's sugar mill hopes Maneka will revive its fortunes
Sugar is a bitter pill this election season in the country's largest state as mills are bleeding. They owe crores to cane farmers, many of whom haven't been paid for months, reports Arindam......
Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda peppered Jaitley's Budget speech
Jaitley began his speech by saying that today is the auspicious day of Basant Panjami and that "spring is the season of optimism". It was a bumpy start for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when he......
'Predators need to be named and shamed'
'Bullying is not going to scare me.''Nana Patekar has no powerful friends. It is just a perception created by his friends.''I have really powerful voices like Maneka Gandhi supporting me.'......
Beautiful Life Lessons from Buddy Hirani
'Buddy knows more about Raju's films because he sits in the editing room.''He has seen Sanju a number of times already!' IMAGE: Manjeet, her son Vir and husband Rajkumar Hirani with Buddy.......
'Only a monster can do this': Kohli, Chhetri on Kerala elephant killing
Let's treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts: Virat Kohli on pregnant elephant's death IMAGE: Virat Kohli and Sunil Chhetri also tweeted about the shocking news......
Mary Kom is a 'national treasure'
Maneka Gandhi called Mary Kom a 'national treasure' IMAGE: MC Mary Kom with Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi. Photograph Courtesy: PIB A sixth world title added to......
Sania practises prenatal yoga, gets praise from Maneka Gandhi
IMAGE: A pregnant Sania Mirza performs Yoga on International Day of Yoga. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Sania Mirza/Twitter Describing prenatal yoga as an exhilarating way to stay fit, Union minister......
'Ladies First': Story of Deepika's journey from Ranchi to Rio
'It's a story of a fightback and believing in yourself. You should never give up.' IMAGE: Deepika Kumar in action during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters The......
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