Pragati Ratti

  • Modi Cabinet: All key portfolios for BJP, minor for allies, Jaitley the biggest gainer 27-05-2014 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended all speculation on Tuesday as he announced the portfolios for his ministers a day after he was sworn in along with his Cabinet. The number 2 in Modi's Cabinet is the man who lost the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Arun Jaitley. Jaitley is...
  • Over 400 rallies, personal appeal, hope: How a tireless Narendra Modi got it right 16-05-2014 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: It was in September last year that the Bharatiya Janata Party declared Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate despite internal differences and objections from senior party leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj. Seven months later, the Modi-led BJP has got majority on its own...
  • AAP routed in Delhi, other states, springs a surprise in Punjab 16-05-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party, which stunned everyone by its impressive show in the Delhi Assembly elections in December 2013, has now been completely routed from the national capital. The Narendra Modi wave has swept Delhi with the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in all seven seats. However, what's interesting...
  • Bored of college food, this National Law School student started his own food joint on campus 06-05-2014 12:42 PM

    Bangalore: What do you end up doing when you don't like the food at your college, when you're bored of it or when you find it unhygienic? Go to a food joint outside college? Meet Aruj Garg, an alumni of the National Law School, Bangalore, who took to making his...
  • AAP candidate Phoolka confident of winning Ludhiana, says people fed up of the system 29-04-2014 12:02 PM

    Ludhiana: The Aam Aadmi Party is on a high in Ludhiana with 1984 anti-Sikh riots lawyer HS Phoolka in the fray. Even as he is a new entrant in the industrial hub, he seems to have made his presence felt well. Phoolka is confident of winning the Ludhiana Lok Sabha...
  • Ludhiana a tight 3-way battle, AAP, Independent candidate frontrunners 29-04-2014 11:43 AM

    Ludhiana: The industrial hub of Ludhiana is set for a tight three-way battle on April 30, when the constituency goes to polls. While there may be signs of a 'Modi wave' in many parts of the country, Ludhiana seems to be ignoring this wave. Ludhiana is a complex constituency divided...
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Hindi anthem: A song composed in just one night 26-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian anthem of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is out and is doing the rounds on social media. Composed and performed by Indian band - SANAM, 'Main Hoon' is the promotional music video for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' for keeping the Spiderman buzz among the Indian audience alive....
  • Muslims not mere votebank, they're our countrymen: Faridabad BJP candidate Krishan Pal Gurjar 07-04-2014 09:53 AM

    The big players in the fray in the NCR constituency of Faridabad are four-time Congress MP Avtar Singh Bhadana and first time BJP Lok Sabha candidate and former Haryana BJP chief Krishan Pal Gurjar. Also in the race for the Faridabad seat are INLD's RK Anand and Aam Aadmi Party's...
  • Krishan Pal Gurjar likely to be BJP's LS candidate from Faridabad 14-03-2014 09:48 PM

    Faridabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to announce its fourth list of candidates on Saturday. Sources have told IBNLive that former Haryana BJP chief Krishan Pal Gurjar will be the party's candidate from Faridabad. Gurjar is set to face four-time Congress MP Avtar Singh Bhadana in the constituency. In...
  • Watch: Some issues people came with at Kejriwal's Janata Darbar 11-01-2014 09:08 PM

    Mismanagement of crowd at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Janata Darbar on Saturday forced many people present at the venue to turn to media seeking help. While the Janata Darbar was set up for the AAP ministers to talk to people about their issues, not everyone got a chance to...
  • AAP claims Janata Darbar turnout shows how previous Delhi governments failed 11-01-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government's Janata Darbar didn't exactly turn out the way Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would have expected it to. While it was organised for the people to talk to the Delhi Cabinet about their issues, the Janata Darbar itself became an issue with chaos,...
  • Kejriwal's Janata Darbar chaotic, mismanaged, many left disappointed 11-01-2014 02:52 PM

    New Delhi: The first Janata Darbar by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other ministers on Saturday was marred by chaos and mismanagement leaving thousands who had thronged the road outside Delhi Secretariat disappointed. While Kejriwal and his ministers had hoped to listen to the people's issues, talk to them,...
  • Delhi elections: BJP short of majority, AAP's stunning debut shatters Congress 08-12-2013 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: An unknown entity led by an idealistic anti-corruption crusader fighting two well-entrenched national parties in the national capital has delivered one of the biggest stories in the electoral history of India. Facing massive odds and tapping the common man's anger over price rice, corruption, poor governance, deteriorating law...
  • AAP takes to music to strike a chord with voters at 'Jeet Ki Goonj' 24-11-2013 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: Revelations, press conferences, rallies and now it is music concerts that Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party has taken to for wooing voters. AAP's open for all music concert 'Jeet ki goonj' on Saturday evening saw huge crowds wearing the AAP caps and roaring 'vote for AAP' with the...
  • 'Dhat Teri Ki' a perfect debut, says new singer in B-town Sanam Puri 04-11-2013 12:25 PM

    It's a flurry of newcomers when it comes to music in Bollywood. Random lyrics, music full of beats, the newcomers are seeing these opportunities as their perfect launch in Bollywood. One such voice people are grooving to these days is Sanam Puri who has entered Bollywood with Vishal-Shekhar's 'Dhat Teri...
  • Dear would-be-PMs, tell me why I should vote for you, not why I shouldn't for your rivals

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    It's been a month of rallies, speeches, words, potshots - all but value - from our leaders, our would-be-Prime Ministers. Sitting in the newsroom and...

  • I'm not watching Rahul Dravid's last match from the stands, am I not a true fan?

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    Rahul Dravid is playing his last match today. At the Ferozeshah Kotla Grounds. In Delhi. I stay in NCR and I'm not going for the...

  • Is there a hidden campaign against or er... for Arvind Kejriwal? 05-10-2013 01:52 PM

    New Delhi: Just as the ball sets rolling for the Delhi elections with the announcement of poll dates, it seems the political parties are trying every card possible with the new entrant, Aam Aadmi Party, too in the fray. While AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal is confident that he will...
  • Shouldn't that rapist live in fear? Why me?

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    And it happened again. The news of the Delhi gangrape was all over and it was disturbing. The victim is now battling for her life...

  • It's 10.11.12 today; sounds fun or just another day? 10-11-2012 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: 10/11/12- That is the date today. Sounds cool? Well, there is definitely something about this 'keep the count on' date. Twitter's got talking about it. Many are calling the 'ascending' date auspicious. "My love to all couples who are getting married on this ascending auspicious date. 10/11/12." one...
  • For me education is important, says Unmukt Chand 08-09-2012 02:35 PM

    The U-19 World Cup winning Team India captain, Unmukt Chand, has gone through a tough time on the academic front. But the Delhi boy is now happy to have got the permission to take his exams by the Delhi University and looks forward to focusing on his education. In an...
  • Rahul Dravid - Timeless Steel, an apt ode to the legend 28-07-2012 02:08 PM

    When Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from the international cricket arena, for days there was a flurry of writings, interviews and pictures, all giving an ode to the cricketer, who has retired as a 'great' and the man who remains to be as gentle and balanced as ever. The book...
  • Shehla Masood's brother Aarsh on MTV Roadies 9 13-03-2012 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: While twists and turns continue in RTI activist Shehla Masood's murder case, here is something that not many would have expected. Aarsh Sharif, a 22-year-old boy who happens to be Shehla's brother, went for the audition of MTV Roadies 9 in Hyderabad and has also been selected as...
  • Rahul Dravid: From falling in love to respecting the man's game of cricket

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    I was in my early teens when I got hooked to cricket. My father has been a cricket freak all his life and I somehow...

  • Edward Maya show in NCR a hit despite rain 12-02-2012 12:57 AM

    New Delhi: It was a perfect groovy winter evening as Romanian artist and international star Edward Maya performed in Delhi on Saturday. Performing for the second time in India, Edward set the stage on fire on a windy rainy evening at the finale of Amity University's first Youth Festival in...
  • No Bryan Adams, no Metallica! Facing the music

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    I am a disappointed music lover, rather a disappointed Delhiite. Yes, that's what I am. It was in the beginning of this year, when I...

  • Jagjit Singh, the voice that soothes me

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    At peace I feel, when I listen to the melody, 'Tere baare mein jab socha nahi tha' and so many such timeless pieces by ghazal...

  • Bored of chewing your paan? Drink it! 10-09-2011 09:06 PM

    New Delhi: Ever wondered what it will be like if you are given a chance to do away with making efforts to chew your paan and instead enjoy its ingredients in a smooth drink? In one word, it's heavenly. The liquid paan is named 'paan shot' at the restaurant Punjab...
  • Friendship Day: 10 categories of friends I have

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    I have now experienced life for more than twenty years and in all these years, I have come across many people, who became friends, but,...

  • Wadalis bring the magical Sufi to Coke Studio 02-07-2011 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: The third episode of Coke Studio @MTV turned out to be one of the best with Sufi maestros Wadali Brothers taking charge and bringing out some of the best melodies with Bollywood and regional singers. From 'Aa Mil Yaar' to 'Tu Maane Ya Naa', Wadali Brothers brought out...