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News Analysis
The making of a Prime Minister
Once Sonia Gandhi decided not to take it up, Manmohan Singh was the inevitable choice for the prime ministership. Harish Khare discusses the reason why.

Foes turned friends
The Congress is aware that it needs to accommodate the allies not just in the government but also in carving out an agreed road map for governance, write K.V. Prasad and Sandeep Dikshit.

Silencing her critics
In one stroke, Sonia Gandhi has disarmed her critics, says Anita Joshua.

A time for stocktaking... and jockeying
Suddenly, the question of the top slot in the BJP has become crucial for the next generation of leaders, says Neena Vyas.

CAPITAL TALK
Congress culture too needs reform
By Inder Malhotra

Political carpentry, otherwise called Cabinet-making, has been a difficult craft even at the best of times when a single party, the Congress, used to have a huge majority in Parliament. In the age of coalitions, the task has become much tougher. ...

Dual power centres unlikely to emerge
By K.K. Katyal

One day — soon after he took over as the Finance Minister in the Narasimha Rao Government — Manmohan Singh reacted somewhat sharply to interruptions by critics in the Lok Sabha. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a leading light of the Opposition ...



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