Coomi Kapoor has been a journalist for the last four decades. Her forte has been political reporting. She has witnessed the shifting
power equations in the capital -- from Indira Gandhi’s regime to the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party. She is presently contributing editor to The Indian Express. Earlier, she worked for the newspaper as chief reporter, special correspondent and editor, Delhi. Coomi has worked in several publications in different capacities. She was principal correspondent, India Today, editor news, Sunday Mail, bureau chief, Indian Post and political editor, Illustrated Weekly. She has been writing a political diary in a lighter vein since 1985 and her syndicated column was carried by many newspapers. She was also stringer for The Times, London, and columnist for The Star, Malaysia.
Lalu once hoped that his eldest daughter Misa would marry Yadav’s eldest son Akhilesh.
Long ago, when they were buddies, Pravin Togadia rode the bike with Narendra Modi as pillion.
There was understandable gloom on the day, as the trends of the Delhi results became clear.
Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, things can go awry.
Given the President’s reluctance to clear Ramdev’s name, the BJP had to and urge him to decline the award.
Rules do not permit Jashodaben to travel in the SPG car even though she enjoys going on pilgrimages.
A cabinet minister became nervous on hearing about the ministerial reshuffle since he feared that PM might feel that his performance was not up to scratch.
Modi’s absence at Shakti Sthal to pay respects on the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi was criticised by Congresspersons.
The Press Council for the first time picked one not by consensus but through a secret ballot.
The biggest problem Dikshit is facing is climbing the stairs. She wanted to install a lift, but her neighbour downstairs, IAS officer and author Upamanyu Chatterjee, was not agreeable to the idea as it would block his living room view.
The Congress seemed to have conceded defeat even before the results of the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra were announced.
But he developed two complications in quick succession — a stomach infection and then a lung infection.
His visit to the US fell between two important Jewish festivals, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Manmohan Singh’s PMO was dominated by officials from Kerala, including T K A Nair, Shivshankar Menon and M K Narayanan.
Simranjit Singh Mann’s daughter pieces together the turbulent years of her father’s imprisonment on charges of sedition and conspiracy.
The Gujarat government put two ministers in charge of arrangements for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Ahmedabad last week.
Many Indian cricketers carry a hookah in their bags and take puffs during their free time.
Modi is familiar with both musical instruments since RSS recruits as part of their training are taught to play the drums and flute.
Congress persons are unanimous that Vinod Rai was a disastrous choice as the Comptroller and Auditor General.
Originally scheduled for July 3, Modi’s trip was re-scheduled for August 4. The visit has now been fixed for August 31.
Some ministers were so overawed by Modi’s presence that they stood up, as if in a classroom, while presenting their homework.
Daman Singh’s biography of her father Manmohan offers interesting nuggets about her parents, but does not venture into his fraught life as leader of the nation
The 75-plus club is unlikely to be appointed to head any parliamentary committee either.
Natwar Singh says that while Congress may need to reinvent itself, right now its only bet is the Nehru-Gandhi family.
P K Mishra seems to have more clout than either Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra or Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth.
Modi believes that there will be unnecessary delays if objections are put as file notings, as these files shuttle back and forth.
The Congress is in a tizzy because of a mischievous tweet by Subramanian Swamy captioned ‘National Herald Part II’.
Raje has not forgiven Modi for ignoring the ministerial claims of her son Dushyant Singh, a three-time MP.
Jaitley, who will present the budget today, has been Modi’s go-to man in Delhi since the late 1990s.
Sushma Swaraj visited Bangladesh recently, only official and semi-official media were part of the accompanying press party.
Japanese suspect the hand of China behind the postponed visit, since Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet Modi at BRICS summit.
prime Minister Narendra Modi is already focussing on his Independence Day address to ensure that it is out of the box.
In Gujarat, Modi worked on a media model where the guiding principle was “Don’t call us, we’ll call you”.
The RSS is unhappy with Modi’s efforts to forge closer ties with China.
The Congress is reportedly nervous about a new book which is due for release mid-July.
Also, the Sena was furious that it could not get the portfolio of its choice.