Leena Misra is working with The Indian Express as the Resident Editor of Gujarat.
Leena Misra writes: With every clash, every assault on creativity such as the recent one, that space for "experimental and research-minded" art shrinks somewhat.
A vocal critic of the BJP, Jignesh Mevani, Gujarat’s only Independent MLA, is out on bail after 10 days in custody over a tweet on the PM. Leena Misra & Parimal Dabhi on the man and his journey so far — from his lawyer-activist days to being the face of the state’s Dalit politics
Rahul Gandhi had brought Hardik into the Congress in a largely “lateral” entry. His appointment within a year as working president had caused much heartburn among leaders who had served the party for years.
The British Prime Minister also hailed the "people to people ties" between the UK and India and said he wanted to take it further.
'We have invested in all southern states, mainly because of natural ties. It all boils down to the state, how friendly they are. The new state coming up is Gujarat. We are also looking at northern states like Haryana.'
High Commissioner Simon Wong talks to The Indian Express, among other things, about his country’s investments in India, the sectors Singapore is looking at, and the states that are business-friendly.
Singapore High Commissioner Simon Wong says it is “hard” for Singaporeans to live in GIFT City as it is “quite a ghost town” after working hours. He also says the “bylaws are very tough” and “it is difficult to build a financial centre”.
The RSS featured Jinnah among 200 “eminent persons” from Gujarat, at a recent exhibition organised as part of its Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha. The caption accompanying the photograph had said, “A barrister who was initially a staunch patriot, later the creator of India’s Partition on basis of religion.”
The university has 96 affiliated colleges. Pankti was in Class 1 when the Sabarmati Express was attacked. Her only memory is they were sent home from school as curfew was imposed.
AICC incharge of Gujarat for the 2022 elections Raghu Sharma speaks about what Congress looks to fix ahead of the polls.
🔴 In an email interview with Avinash Nair and Leena Misra, he spoke on how the “tariff war” has impacted the relation between two countries and the key take aways from Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
🔴 Then just 19 and a Second Lieutenant, Binay Kumar Sinha recalls the meeting happened in a “half-finished cinema hall with no screen”.
Events over the last two weeks show how unlikely it is that meat-eating can be banned in Gujarat.
Leena Misra writes: When the Gujarat government allowed the garba this time, with restrictions, the dance returned with a vengeance.
Some 25 state unit leaders have called on Rahul Gandhi to discuss leadership issues. Why is the party in such a state despite improving its vote share over the years?
But if the 41-year-old needs the Congress at a time when the BJP seems resurgent in a state that it has ruled for decades, the party needs voices and faces like Mevani if Rahul Gandhi has to carry through his ambitions to “rebuild the Congress”.
Senior BJP leaders cited this to hail Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “bold experiment” in his home state, and another example of him as a "strong leader".
With Vijay Rupani’s exit Saturday, a year ahead of polls in December 2022, the tables are turned reflecting the changing contours of power in the Gujarat BJP.
In October last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal for a larger ashram complex had caused much anxiety among Trustees and residents, with the ashramwasis — third or fourth generation of ashram residents —sitting on protests fearing eviction.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta found himself in a political muddle last week over his alleged meeting with Narada-accused Suvendu Adhikari. However, for someone who has vigorously held the government's brief in political matters, the latest row was just another day in office.
Jayanti Ravi says that Gujarat was among the first states to put in place a “normal treatment protocol” which was emulated by the centre and AIIMS.
"The most important thing was the core group, chaired by the CM himself and it became a single window of decision-making, implementation, follow-up mechanism and grievance redressal," said Jayanti Ravi.
On the sidelines of a kisan mahapanchayat in Ravapar of Morbi district, Hardik Patel spoke to The Indian Express on his role in the Congress, association with the PAAS, and plans to contest election in the future.
Hardik Patel, who rattled the BJP government with the Patidar quota agitation in 2015, feels the Congress is not using him enough. Its leaders "might be wanting to pull me down", he says.
In an interview to The Indian Express, the working president of the state Congress says Thursday the Congress’s state leadership had not organised a single public meeting of his ahead of the municipal corporations, municipality, district panchayat or taluka panchayat elections.