A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

The “Budgetometer” and its elsewhere equivalent played the real hero — caught in between the ecstatic urge to give a 10-plus and the understandably unreasonable rush in search of a negative score, it

Listening to Suresh Prabhu presenting the Railway Budget, I wondered whether he was really promising to bring back the halcyon days of luxury on the rails. But no, he can’t and won’t.