Who is Vinai Kumar Saxena?

The new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Vinai Kumar Saxena, has had an unusual career graph – from the corporate sector to NGO activism to the world of khadi, to here. In that long road, the path to arguably the hottest gubernatorial seat in the country was paved by his stints in Gujarat and as head … Read more

Delhi hardlook: The bulldozer gathers pace

Two bulldozers were engaged in demolishing a house spread on around two acres in South Delhi’s Kalyanpuri last week. Watching from a distance, Shyam Pihal, who lives in a jhuggi cluster adjoining the road, made a phone call to his friend: “MCD wale aaye hain, sab log idhar aa jao, kahi ye jhuggi na todne … Read more

HC puts brakes on Delhi govt’s home delivery of ration scheme

Ruling that the Delhi government cannot implement its proposed scheme for home delivery of ration in its present form, the Delhi High Court Thursday concurred with the view taken by the Lt-Governor that the decision would require prior approval of the central government. “Since the Parliament has enacted the NFSA, which specifically requires that schemes … Read more

Explained: Were Punjab Police right in arresting BJP leader Tejinderpal Singh Bagga?

The arrest of BJP leader Tejinderpal Singh Bagga by Punjab Police on Friday (May 6) precipitated a crisis after the Delhi Police registered a case of kidnapping against the Punjab Police team that apprehended Bagga. The team, while transporting Bagga to Punjab, was then detained by Haryana Police en route and questioned on the basis … Read more

In Gujarat’s tribal belt, why Arvind Kejriwal reloaded ‘Delhi model’ pitch

Big posters of Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) leader Chhotubhai Vasava and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lined up the roads leading to Chanderiya village in south Gujarat’s Bharuch district on Sunday. Scores of Adivasi villagers from nearby hamlets walked to the venue of a public meeting of the BTP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) … Read more