POWER WOMEN, The Telegraph [Saturday, May 7th, 2011]

A remarkable yet perhaps under-appreciated fact about Indian politics today is the influence, at the very top, of women. The most powerful individual in the country is a woman. The most powerful individual in the country’s largest state is a woman. The leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha is a woman. In two [...]

 
 
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  POWER WOMEN OF NORTH AND SOUTH, The Telegraph [Saturday, May 26th, 2007]

The day the U. P. election results came in I was having lunch with a friend in Mumbai. ‘Mayawati appears to be the Jayalalithaa of the South’, he said, before passing on to other matters. But his remark stayed with me; the more I thought about it, the more the comparison made sense. Mayawati and [...]

 
 
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