BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley who is expected to be the chairman of the party's media and publicity committee, which will play a critical role in the coming state and Lok Sabha elections, shared his views with Divya Malik Lahiri on the Amarnath crisis, demand for Azadi in Kashmir and other important issues facing the nation.
At a time of rising inflation and high oil prices, the left-wing faction within the Congress is unlikely to allow any market-friendly economic reforms before the general elections, writes Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
The separatist groups have temporarily buried their differences over whether J&K should become independent or join Pakistan; but the issue is sure to shatter their temporary truce. Bashir Manzar assesses the situation on the ground
The proponents of Kashmir's Azadi from India and India's from Kashmir have lost sight of the defining aspect of the last 25 years – Pakistan's sustained political interference which enabled it to create a large, well-funded and armed militancy, writes ASIF SYED. What was called 'moral support' to a political movement actually meant cross-border training camps for militants, widespread distribution of arms and ammunition, the involvement of Afghan and other foreign 'mujahideen' and the infusion of a fundamentalist Islam alien to Kashmir. The ubiquitous AK-47 was not part of India's plan
Accountability for public sector managers should be optimised at a level similar to that for private firms
Inclusive growth has been talked about for a decade now. But all we get is new definitions of poverty
Jammu & Kashmir could be plunged into irremediable conflict and chaos if action is not taken immediately
Congress committees to select candidates for the coming Assembly polls have been a non-starter, with even the names of chairpersons awaiting formal announcement
The BSP had stormed into power in Uttar Pradesh on the issue of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s ‘goonda raj’. But now she is herself wooing the mafia dons of UP some she has already won over and others are being worked upon, to help her realise her Prime Ministerial ambition.