No Class X Board Exams in Hyderabad, rules High court

Class X Board Exams cannot be conducted in yet another big city in India : Hyderabad. The Telangana High court in its verdict this evening directed the state government to postpone the Telangana State Board Class X exams in the Greater Hyderabad limits which means no exams for students in Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Ranga Reddy … Continue reading No Class X Board Exams in Hyderabad, rules High court

As Fadnavis vows Metro wahi banayenge, Thackerays fume

Dear Aaditya Thackeray, I share your concern over what happened at the Aarey Milk Colony. Or is it a Forest? A bit confused as it is not clear if it is a forest area or are you milking the issue for your political benefit? Now that some of the disputed trees have been brought down, … Continue reading As Fadnavis vows Metro wahi banayenge, Thackerays fume

Amidst calls to save Aarey Forest, Akshay and Bachchan bat for Mumbai Metro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUzr2okRa7E&t=2s What exactly is Akshay Kumar up to? His attempts at making it casual notwithstanding, there seems to be a method to his social media posts of Thursday. A subtle attempt at veering the discourse around Aarey Forest in Mumbai in another direction.  He posted a message from inside the Mumbai Metro travelling from Ghatkopar … Continue reading Amidst calls to save Aarey Forest, Akshay and Bachchan bat for Mumbai Metro

How MLA Patil escaped after bajji with sauce

MLA from Kagwad in Karnataka, Srimant B Patil ought to be made a case study by the Indian Medical Association. On what not to do when you develop chest pain.  His story should also be a chapter for defecting lawmakers on how to come up with a more believable script. According to Patil's version, when he … Continue reading How MLA Patil escaped after bajji with sauce

Karnataka : Nagaraj’s U-turn leaves Congress fuming

In Karnataka politics, there is Shankar. And then there is Nagaraj. Former Karnataka Municipal Administration minister R Shankar, also referred to as `Pendulum' Shankar for switching between the BJP and the Congress-JD(S) seven times between May 2018 and July 2019, has got competition. His erstwhile cabinet colleague in charge of Housing portfolio, MTB Nagaraj returned … Continue reading Karnataka : Nagaraj’s U-turn leaves Congress fuming

Congress rebel MLAs say no to Coffee with DK Shivakumar

Politics is a strange creature. Twenty years ago, DK Shivakumar defeated HD Kumaraswamy in the election to the Sathanur assembly constituency in Karnataka. Today, he stands under the umbrella outside Renaissance hotel in Powai in Mumbai, trying to protect the same Kumaraswamy from being unseated.  Over the years, Shivakumar has come to acquire a larger-than-life … Continue reading Congress rebel MLAs say no to Coffee with DK Shivakumar

`Pendulum’ Shankar swings to the BJP, yet again

In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva or Shankar is known as the destroyer. In the world of Karnataka politics, R Shankar, the lone MLA of the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP) from Ranebennur constituency in Haveri district, seems to fancy himself as the destroyer of the state government.  Actually Shankar can lead the HD Kumaraswamy government … Continue reading `Pendulum’ Shankar swings to the BJP, yet again