This circle of friends and relatives revealed how nightmarish the last four years have been for all of them. They believe that India’s premier investigative agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, is out to persecute as much as prosecute them.
The humiliation of Manmohan Singh, now an accused in the coal allotment scam, continues even after his 7 Race Course Road days. The pain of being let down by erstwhile loyalists and protégés is not lessened by the fig leaf of support offered by the party at the last minute
Artists, writers, budding scientists, techno geeks and salt-of-the-earth rural innovators—the second edition of Rashtrapati Bhavan’s scholar In-residence programme brought together the brightest of the country’s creative minds