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.
The party has announced its chief ministerial candidate in advance, appointing Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as its state chief.
An old adversary of Modi, Sanjay Joshi, is also beginning to flex his muscles. Joshi, an RSS pracharak, was once a power to reckon with in the party, but was eased out of the BJP in 2005 thanks to Modi.
Advani had decided not to celebrate his birthday this year and had asked loyal followers like Harin Pathak in Gujarat not to fly down to Delhi for a party.
The government is piqued that Pranab Mukherjee has raised the issue of tolerance in society on four separate occasions.
The MEA had a tough time monitoring the movements and ensuring the security of 41 heads of State and officials from 54 countries at the third India-Africa Forum Summit in Delhi.
Cabinet minister Smriti Irani has a strong hold over her ministry and hence there is little power delegated to either of Irani’s two deputies. Tharoor was fortunate.
The Vigilance Bureau building is reportedly to be converted into the CM’s ‘advisory council office’ if Nitish returns as CM.
The Noida jinx myth goes back nearly two decades, starting with Chief Minister Vir Bahadur Singh in 1988.
A casualty could be Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu. He was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, although he was technically in the Shiv Sena.
Shahnawaz Hussain, thanks to being party spokesperson and having been a minister in the Vajpayee government, is well-recognised. Under Modi, the party spokespersons are more visible than a majority of the ministers.
Many of the big names of the Hindi literary world, were not invited to 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan, although they were present at the 2012 conference held in Mauritius. Their omission was presumably because they had been close to the UPA government.
DD programme Janne ka Haq was the only TV show in India which for over nine years was based solely on RTI and transparency-related issues.
But the biggest NRI rally of all is likely to be at the Wembley Stadium, London, later this year where around 85,000 people are expected.
Last week when TV channels announced that Sarma was holding talks with BJP president Amit Shah, Rahul sprang belatedly into action.
Congress members are curious whether the widely distributed questionnaire is part of Rahul’s efforts at democratising the party or a subtle way of finding out who is in which camp.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi discusses India-Pakistan relations with NSA Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, Doval does most of the talking.
PM Narendra Modi's tweet on Monday took most people in the government by surprise.
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur responds to all media queries about the board while BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya is silent.
What Dulat does not mention is that Khan, on one of his trips to India, had breakfast with then prime minister Manmohan Singh at Race Course Road.
The MEA's attitude towards the talks by the two heads of government is interesting.
The US is upset over the Home Ministry’s stringent action against the Ford Foundation, which has made its continuation in India problematic.
The BJP feels its best strategy is to ride out the storm, at least till after the Bihar assembly elections.
On the International Yoga Day, there was no shortage of yoga enthusiasts. However, a shortage of mats was the problem.
In his licence application, Tomar attached only his school leaving certificate, and not his ‘fake’ college degree.
The problem is that Natarajan expects the BJP to accommodate her by awarding her with some post.
The government has set up a task force to study and put forward an authoritative account of Ballabhbhai Patel’s achievements, most notably his integration of the princely states.
Earlier the same day, Singh had strongly criticised Modi, so the meeting later in the day blunted the edge of his assault on the government.
Not travelling with Modi is just one part of it; the media are not permitted to even stay in the same hotel as the PM.
Despite his hectic schedule of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is learning to play golf at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a spring cleaning of his office and residence at Race Course Road. Twelve truckloads of stuff was removed in the clean-up drive.
The bold Hindi play Kishan v/s Kanhaiya staged in the auditorium of Parliament House library left MPs by surprise.
PM Narendra Modi broke with convention on at least three occasions on his recent visit to France, Germany and Canada.
Unlike others who have had to leave after completing their parliamentary terms, Amar Singh has so far managed to stay on.
Some of Anil Vij’s earlier tweets can also be interpreted as innuendoes against M L Khattar.
T K Viswanathan, has written to both Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee that the Delhi Fire Service had refused to give a fire safety clearance to the building.
In 1950s’ Delhi, newspaper offices had little room and no toilets for women. But Kamla Mankekar barged her way in. This is her story.