Finally, the much-awaited results of the Karnataka Assembly elections are out. The Congress party, which is under attack both within and outside the Parliament over corruption charges, has won absolute majority decisively defeating its tormenter at the Centre. Congress has sought to give the entire credit to Rahul Gandhi and ridicule Narendra Modi's claim to national fame while the BJP has dared the Congress to hold the General elections now, for which both parties are apparently ill prepared now.
Till 1pm on March 17, 2013, it was only in the realm of speculation. But past his 30-minute address at the 'Adhikar' rally in Delhi's sprawling Ramlila Maidan, Nitish Kumar only confirmed what his admirers and detractors have been saying for long: That he is coming closer to the Congress-led UPA and that he aspires to be a prime ministerial candidate in 2014.
With the hanging of Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving Pakistani terrorist in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, at Yerawada central prison in Pune this morning in utmost secrecy, the UPA government has sought to achieve several targets with a single shot.
Television channels and radio stations today are agog with special reports and features on the Big B on account of his birthday and rightfully so. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Bollywood history can be divided into two parts - pre-Amitabh and AB's era.