The Indian Railways is chugging away quietly amidst the pandemic, putting its metal wagons at the service of India. An interview with the CEO:
After a humbling rout in TN, Kamal’s Makkal Needhi Maiam is imploding. A spate of desertions later, actress Kasturi asks, “Is this a political party or the Bigg Boss house?”
Ajit Singh was a bit of an enigma—a computer engineer taking over the legacy of a revered farmer leader. He prospered, but the legacy withered…till a last flicker.
A scam in bed allocation? Bangalore was caught off-guard by the second wave. But Tejaswi Surya was a wave all by himself. This was a different virus.
A founding member of TRS is ousted for corruption. But there’s more here than meets the eye. The backward Mudiraj caste leader had dared to frown on the CM’s own rampant nepotism.
A BJD strongman is felled by the virus. A bypoll is announced, then deferred, then deferred again. Pandemic-struck Odisha gets an electoral version of a triple bypass.
A student leader shot, two brothers drenched in acid…mere entries in a dossier thick with crime and brute power. Shahabuddin may have been dear to RJD, but he was no Robinhood.
Two dozen priests test positive at Jagannath. And the portals close to the devotees. The idea is to ensure the rath yatra—the ‘juggernaut’—goes off smoothly a fortnight from now.
Why does a forest in Kashmir catch fire? Well, even peacetime looks like war in the border areas. Artillery fire from across, and our own firing ranges, constantly singe the woods.
Raul bows out, deadpan as ever, but with a resonant adios: “As long as I live, I will be ready with a foot in the stirrup to defend the fatherland, the revolution and socialism.”
All of 2.6 lakh village volunteers, fanning out across Andhra. Result? An India record of 6.28 lakh jabs in a day, nearly 50 lakh in all. Jagan pulls off a Covid surprise.
The Centre shifts to DBT as a mode of payment at mandis. Punjab retaliates by stopping farmers from other states. Where do the wheat farmers from HP’s Kangra and Una go?
Elections in Tamil Nadu always manage to have a touch of the bizarre. This time, it was a Rs 2,000 shopping token con job that left many voters fuming.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
How practical is it to aspire to be self-employed? Does it pay off for all those who venture? What are the pitfalls?
They don’t have jobs nor do they have direction. There is an increasing discontent among the youth of India
A more important role the government has in the matter of job creation is that of building an ecosystem conducive to creation of jobs
Statue-building in post-colonial India has followed oppositional trajectories. While the State has tried to project Brahminical hegemony, the public has tried to reclaim the narrative.