Maya can’t dance

Uttar Pradesh chief minister's angling for Third Front's PM candidate is quite premature

Sanjay Kapoor Delhi, Hardnews

Some one should tell Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, that she is not ready for the prime minister's job yet. Though she is desperately seeking to fill the top post after the elections.

She rules Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state. But, that has not given her either the experience or the skill to handle a position that would warrant nuanced understanding of politics, foreign affairs and economy.

Saharanpur’s Ground Zero

A month after violence erupted between Dalits and Thakurs in Shabbirpur village, tension still simmers below the surface. As the government transfers senior police officers and moves to contain the damage, will the Dalits be appeased ahead of the crucial municipal elections?
Shalini Sharma Saharanpur