Topic: President elections
In the race are the National Democratic Alliance's pick Droupadi Murmu, and the opposition's consensus candidate Yashwant Sinha.
Unlike the opposition, the BJP takes the selection of a presidential candidate quite seriously. Murmu, a Santhal Hindu leader, helps its plan for India.
Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.
The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.
In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.