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.
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.
It was only after a second or two that the rest of the CWC members hastily joined the chorus of protests.
The corridors of power in Delhi are abuzz with speculation as to who will be the new favourites in Narendra Modi’s court.
In Sultanpur, however, Varun Gandhi held out in the belief that he could win on his own without invoking Modi.
The infuriated Congress camp, which regards DD as its domain, has now belatedly granted time for a Rahul interview.
Patel plans to groom son Faizal for politics.
Among the many delightful nuggets in Sanjaya Baru’s controversial book, The Accidental Prime Minister, is the one where a puzzled Manmohan Singh cross-questioned his media adviser, Baru, as to the meaning of the expression, ‘Que Sera Sera’.
Jaitley faces Badal anti-incumbency, Amarinder can’t afford maharaja schedule.
The Congress began its advertising campaign in January and reportedly spent around Rs 400 crore in the first round of advertisements for Rahul Gandhi.
There are two hotline numbers to which anyone who wants to pledge support to the Modi campaign can SMS his voter ID number.
The PMO has consequently initiated the process for selecting a Lokpal.
Rahul Gandhi has been in hyperactive mode after the drubbing his party received in the Assembly polls.
Rahul feels there should be no disruptive changes before the 2014 elections.
Media group Tehelka undertook some ingenuous ways to raise funds.
Sharma conveyed to his deputy CAGs that they should avoid putting a figure to monetary losses incurred by a government department.
The spokespersons in the Congress media team,led by Ajay Maken,have been instructed to highlight Modis spurious claims and dwell on his chequered past.
Narendra Modi has also developed backache due to his hectic campaign schedule.