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Coomi Kapoor

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A prestigious periodical wanted to carry a facsimile of the first draft of Pandit Nehru’s famous Tryst with Destiny speech in which India’s first prime minister had made some notes along the margins.

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From Ahmed Patel’s victory to BJP’s defeat; here is an insider’s account

Ahmed Patel actually won because the lone JD(U) MLA, Chhotu Vasava, who came in a car escorted by BJP personnel and was greeted by Amit Shah, actually voted for the Congress.

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From Pranab Mukherjee farewell, Harmanpreet Kaur home to women BJP leaders; here is an insider’s account

In his farewell address to Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee nostalgically recalled his 37 years as a member.

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From Venkaiah Naidu, Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to blacklisting of 2 anti Congress TV channels, here is an insider’s account

Reports in a section of the media last week that when the Congress organisational elections are held at the end of the year, Sonia Gandhi may continue as president since her health has improved, can be taken with a pinch of s

Who is the most democratic of them all?

BJP president Amit Shah likes to make the point that the BJP is the only political party with internal democracy.

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Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor

Union minister of water resources Uma Bharti has a fear of flying and avoids taking flights whenever she can.

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Presidential election 2017: Narendra Modi wanted a candidate who would have suitable stature, not be perceived as rubber stamp

Narendra Modi wanted a presidential candidate who would have suitable stature, not be perceived as a rubber stamp and also send a social message.

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Inside the track: From Arun Jaitley getting confused with wrong identity to OPS Panneerselvam’s challenge to CM EK Palaniswami slowly evaporating

Wrong number Finance minister Arun Jaitley was at an international conference in Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan when culture minister Mahesh Sharma’s daughter came up to him and said in a very concerned voice that Nirmala was se

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Inside Track: Coomi Kapoor

Rashtrapati Bhavan was in a tizzy last week when President Pranab Mukherjee discovered that his Aadhaar card was missing.

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Even the powerful Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath does not have a completely free hand.

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Inside track by Coomi Kapoor

It was a testimony to businessman MP Subhash Chandra’s clout that both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee attended the 90th anniversary of the Essel Group.

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Inside Track: Coomi Kapoor

Irani wears mostly handlooms and though the Ikats, Pochampallys, Chanderis and Sanganeri block prints she favours may be colourful, they are also tasteful and showcase the diverse tradition of the country’s weavers.

Inside track: From Karan Johar’s autobiography An Unsuitable Boy to Arvind Kejriwal’s suspicion

Arvind Kejriwal is convinced that BJP president Amit Shah’s intermediary is in touch with some members of his party, says writer.

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Sonia Gandhi has after many months begun to play a more active role in politics.

Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor

The likely reunification of the warring AIADMK factions, with the ‘delinking’ of Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran from the party, is being facilitated by the Modi government.

Inside Track: Coomi Kapoor

At the Hyderabad House conference table when the two Prime Ministers sat down for discussions, the Bangladeshi contingent was taken aback to find that only one Indian minister, Babul Supriyo, was present.

From Naveen Patnaik ‘heir’, Kapila Vatsyayan’s IIC struggle to Amit Shah’s anti-incumbency fight in Gujarat, an insider’s account

As one of the four life trustees of Delhi’s prestigious India International Centre (IIC), Vatsyayan, the Gandhi family’s favourite cultural czarina, is now fighting to be declared president of the IIC.

Inside track: Coomi Kapoor

Why would Modi, known to prefer low-key, mild, relatively unknown faces for chief minister, opt for a man who could eventually turn out to be a potential rival?

Baba Ramdev in sulk over BJP treatment, Prashant Kishor unpaid bill to how Digvijay Singh lost Goa, an insider’s account

Baba Ramdev was not active during the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand polls claiming to be on a maun vrat, but according to the political grapevine, the yoga guru did not want to campaign against a fellow Yadav in UP.

Assembly elections results 2017: Narendra Modi unlikely to be amused by projection of Amit Shah

After the UP results, the Congress should learn a lesson or two from the BJP in getting its caste equations right in Madhya Pradesh rather than allowing only Thakurs to dominate.

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Inside Track: From Dimple Yadav coming into her own to Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore adding temple for Lord Hanuman in Raj Bhawan garden

Though she formally joined politics in 2009, when she contested the by-election for the Lok Sabha, Dimple Yadav remained largely in the background, even after she was elected as an MP (2012).

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Despite the AIADMK whip, the party does not seem to be in any hurry to act against the 11 MLA supporters of O Panneerselvam who did not vote for Edappadi Palaniswami as chief minister in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

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When they accepted a dinner invitation at a minister’s house in Chennai last week, most AIADMK MLAs had no clue that they would end up instead as guests at the Golden Bay Resort, some 100 kilometres from the state capital.

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An inside analysis of how US ambassador to India Richard Verma was asked to quit and other burning stories

One of the most sought-after campaigners for BJP candidates in Uttar Pradesh is not a political heavyweight, but is in greater demand than leaders such as Rajnath Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi and Nitin Gadkari. The big draw on

Inside track: From economic surveys to missing Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is upset that the Congress and SP did not include the JD(U) in their alliance in Uttar Pradesh. Sharad Yadav had suggested to Ghulam Nabi Azad that the JD(U) and RLD should join forces with t

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Political parties in Tamil Nadu have played a “me too’’ role in the spontaneous protest against the Jallikattu ban in the state.

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VK Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan was in Delhi just before Pongal and met several Congresspersons, including lawyers Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi, to discuss how to deal with the disproportionate assets case still pendi

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