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.
Leader of the Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela has made his unhappiness clear to his party.
Irani uses Twitter both to propagate handloom and, more recently, cotton fabrics. Many of her ministerial colleagues have joined in her ‘#CottonIsCool’ campaign on social media.
Producer-director Karan Johar’s autobiography An Unsuitable Boy, released earlier this year, has riled quite a few members of the extended Johar clan.
A new book on the Nanavati case provides a gripping account of the trial and its aftermath
The ostensible reason for the talks is the choice of a common Presidential candidate to contest against the NDA’s nominee.
The new camaraderie was on display last week, when the Navy arranged a day out at sea for AIADMK MLAs, MPs and their families.
As one of the four life trustees of Delhi’s prestigious India International Centre, Vatsyayan, the Gandhi family’s favourite cultural czarina, is now fighting to be declared president of the IIC.
Partypersons wonder at the need to experiment with newcomers when seasoned hands are at a loose end
Amit Shah put a spoke in Manoj Sinha’s candidature at the last minute by warning there were murmurs against Sinha from a section of the party.
The story of the unlikely romance between Mohammed Ali Jinnah and the young Parsi heiress, Ruttie Petit
Ramdev also nurses a grievance that the BJP government has not rewarded him suitably for his extensive campaigning in 2014.
Amit Shah runs a one-man show in which there is little room for debate or consensus.
Dimple has proved to be a big hit among young voters and women. Her smart repartee, often directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi has drawn much applause.
The ruling AIADMK fears that if the MLAs are disqualified, fresh elections would be held in their constituencies and could expose Sasikala’s unpopularity.
Sasikala was in a hurry to assume the chief minister’s post partly because she feared the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment, but also because she had been warned by her astrologer that the most propitious time for her was between January 26 and February 14.
The recent re-release of P N Chopra’s biography of Sardar Patel highlights how the Nehru-Gandhi regimes have downplayed Patel’s contributions.
For the 2017 survey, virtually each chapter begins with a quote and Subramanian has drawn from many sources, including Tagore, Nehru, Keynes, Amitabh Bachchan’s dialogues and Aravind Adiga.
The Samajwadi Party and Congress have an uneasy alliance. Neither Rahul Gandhi nor Akhilesh Yadav was present in Lucknow when the alliance was announced.
V K Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan was in Delhi just before Pongal and met several Congresspersons to discuss how to deal with the disproportionate assets case still pending against his wife
Since the BJP will not be in a position to ensure a win for a Presidential candidate of its choice, it will have to settle for a consensus candidate.
Of late Mayawati has started interacting with the press more frequently and is a gracious hostess.
Banks in the poll-going states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are particularly badly hit and unable to meet the cash demand.
Discussing demonetisation with newsmen, the resourceful Samajwadi Party MP Amar Singh remarked that he himself had no black money, only black cards.
Sasikala plans to contest from Jayalalithaa’s Assembly constituency R K Nagar to gradually strengthen her claim on succeeding Jayalalithaa.
Tea garden owners instructed their banks to transfer the wages into the National Disaster Relief Fund and the money was subsequently transferred to the offices of the district collectors, from where it was distributed to the labourers.
Many myths on demonetisation have gone viral including presence of a chip in the new notes which can be downloaded by the Income Tax.
Telegana CM Chandrasekhar Rao felt the chief minister’s office block should be higher than all other ministerial office blocks in the complex.
To ensure that there was no leak, Law Ministry officials were asked to wait in the Finance Ministry, and the Intelligence Bureau kept tabs till the PM’s announcement.
The AICC headquarters in Delhi, sleepy and mostly deserted these days, suddenly sprang to life 10 days ago.
Prashant Kishor is reported to have told a friend that when he worked with the BJP for the 2014 general elections and for Nitish Kumar in the Bihar polls, both parties had a clear idea of their objectives.
The real reason for the differences between the father and his son, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, lies closer home.
Sunil Kanugolu, a former consultant with McKinsey, who worked with Kishor’s Citizens for Accountable Governance in Gandhinagar, has been given the task of setting up a similar organisation for the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh campaign.
In view of the mounting rumours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Governor Vidyasagar Rao to meet the Chief Minister in hospital.
At 83, Rosaiah — who also had a short-lived stint as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh — considers himself among the senior-most Congress leaders in the country.
After ruffling feathers in the Congress with his The Accidental Prime Minister, in which he claimed that Manmohan Singh as prime minister had played second fiddle to Sonia Gandhi, author Sanjaya Baru is set for an encore.
Four senior ministers, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu, were deputed to brief the media and put the Kashmir story in the “correct perspective”.