Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: UPA

There are two Congresses

The larger argument is not about the political resurrection of a long-demised individual, but about whose achievements the Congress party of today goes to the voter with.

That funny Bofors feeling

To those of us old enough to remember, this sentiment is not unfamiliar. We have seen this at least thrice in the past decades.

No good news please, we are the Congress

You see a Congressman today and you see a long face. At a public function, on a flight, in a seminar, or just one-to-one,...

United Regressive Alliance

We have seen governments in India lose their way early in their tenures. But to see one as politically strong as UPA-II be so adrift is a new, and unfamiliar, political phenomenon.

It’s not about 272

If this confidence vote becomes a seminal debate on India's foreign policy, just as the 1999 debate became a landmark one on secularism, some good would have come out of this crisis.

We need a UPA-NDA bus?

If the BJP's scandalously peevish staying away from VAT was bad, so was the Congress party's disinclination to expand the scope of the launch of the Kashmir bus.

UPA needs an MBA (Coalition)

Congress can legitimately claim it’s been too busy putting the government together, but it cannot carry on by giving an impression that the Left is being excluded, ignored or taken for granted.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

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.