Sidharth Bhatia

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The writer is a senior journalist and commentator on current affairs based in Mumbai

In politics, it’s a season of friend requests

Along with holding public rallies all over the country to up his profile and take his message of throwing out the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Narendra Modi has also been working to get friends

For a party that everyone insists is dying and will soon pass on into history, the Congress still continues to attract a lot of attention across the country.

“The bed or roses was full of thorns Though the fragrance of blossoms was alluring and sweet I rose from that bed in a hundred dawns Tears in my eyes and blood on my feet….”