Exclusive Interviews

‘Every MLA needs a chance to speak’

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana, is an eight-time MLA from Kanpur, and has served as minister in several BJP governments. The 62-year-old comes from the trader community from Kanpur. He spoke to Manoj Bhadra. Following are extracts.

‘Anti-incumbency is not a factor’

Trinamul Member of Parliament from the Dum Dum constituency, Prof Saugata Roy was one of the 50 senior party leaders to have been hand- picked by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to campaign in the rural areas before the panchayat elections today.

IAS 2nd rank Garima Lohia’s Interview

Hailing from a business-oriented family, Garima's journey to success has been nothing short of inspiring. However, her path was not without challenges. Tragically, she lost her father, a wholesale garments dealer in Buxar district, to a heart attack in 2015

‘Intensity of cyclones is increasing’

As recent forecasts will tell you, there has been a lot of improvement in the accuracy of weather forecasts provided by the IMD. There has been an increase in the number, class and type of observatories. Communication speed has been on a rise, too.