02 December, 2020

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2017-09-23T10:44:49+05:30

The Vastu Mail

A high-profile minister in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, who recently took charge of a ­challenging portfolio, allegedly brought a Vastu consultant to his headquarters.  To ensure smooth running of the ministry, the consultant is believed to have suggested some alterations in the colour-scheme and the position of the minister’s table, and also advised the minister to keep certain plants at strategic positions in the ­office. All this is supposed to ensure an incident-free stint for the minister. Some years ago, senior officials of the same ministry considered conducting a ‘havan’ to help them get through a trying time.


Montblanc Marxism

Expelled from his party, this young MP was once considered a future leader of the Left. He had been a favourite within the party since his days as a fiery student leader, and was sent to Parliament ­despite opposition from the party’s state committee. However, his alleged penchant for a lavish lifestyle and “moral degeneration...

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