Venkatesh Kesari

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Logjam: Loser, gainer & spectator

The silence of regional parties on the current logjam in Parliament is a message to the ruling BJP and the main Opposition Congress, which are fighting about who is cleaner than whom, because their f

Opposition ‘comes together’ at Sonia Gandhi’s iftar party

New permutation and combination in the politics could create problems for the government and the ruling BJP ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls.

Shiv Sena not keen on more berths in Cabinet?

The Shiv Sena, once a ideological ally of the BJP, is not keen on getting a greater representation in the Union Cabinet following growing differences between the two parties in Maharashtra.

Ex-allies of Congress join JD-U at Sonia’s iftar

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, TMC MP Derek O'Brien and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar. (Photo: PTI)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi united former allies of the UPA — Tri-namul Congress, NCP, DMK, and Jammu and Kashmir National Confe-rence — besides new friend JD(U) at an iftar dinner she hosted here

House session to be good: Rahul Gandhi

Though Congress president Sonia Gandhi refused to take any questions on politics, including on the coming Parliament session, at the itfar hosted by her on Monday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi

Congress to pick worse of 2 scams to attack BJP

The Congress is assessing which scam — between the Vyapam scam and “Lalitgate” — would do more damage to the BJP and the Centre.

A dozen CMs from different parties facing controversies

About a dozen chief ministers belonging to different political parties are facing controversies at a time when “Lalitgate” and the Vyapam scam have already put the BJP in the dock.

Shiv Sena gives PM a tough time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

BJP strongman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is finding it difficult to keep ally Shiv Sena in good humour at a time when the BJP is facing a crisis of credibility in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maha

Kandahar row, riots may hit BJP

Gujarat riots, Kandahar compromise and parliament attack could figure prominently in the upcoming Bihar battle to puncture the BJP’s campaign on “good governance” at a time when the saffron party is r

Three ‘troubled’ states for BJP to handle

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are emerging as “troubled” states for the ruling BJP at a time when it is gearing up for a decisive electoral battle in Bihar in the coming months.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.

In the Prussian town of Königsberg, the river Pregel had seven bridges connecting two small islands in it to the two sides of the town as well as to each other.