CONSENSUS OF SPOUSES

In the same lighter vein it may be said that politicians like Nehru, Indira and Rajiv were too good looking to be actors. Looks apart, nowadays the line of demarcation between politicians and actors have become too thin to be noticed.

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I am too good looking to be a politician.
       – Shah Rukh Khan, film actor
In the same lighter vein it may be said that politicians like Nehru, Indira and Rajiv were too good looking to be actors. Looks apart, nowadays the line of demarcation between politicians and actors have become too thin to be noticed.

 

In India political parties have a nomination system. Who holds what position is decided at the top. In this system the voice of the youth gets drowned.
 – Rahul Gandhi, Congress MP
 
He is right. But the statement from a youth leader who has himself been nominated from the top is awkward.
A.R. Antulay retraced his statement saying there is no need of any probe into the killing of Karkare.
              – News Item
 
Earlier he said there may be “terrorism plus something” and now he means that there was “terrorism plus nothing.” This “nothing” is meaningful as it is not without anything.
The Madurai district police have filed an “attempt to murder” case against senior AIADMK leaders.
          –  News Item
They “attempted to murder” the democracy and   the rule of law (fasad fil ardh).
 I can’t avoid it (provoking others), as if it’s somehow stamped on my DNA. 
       –  Salman Rushdie
Like the DNA of Ayatollah Khomeini to straighten erring men.
After a year, Pakistanis still wonder who Benazir’s assassins were.
          – News Item
One opinion casts aspersion on her husband who extracted full benefits.
No talk on prime ministerial candidate for the third front.
     – Deve Gowda, former PM
However, Mr. Gowda is out of race on account of his peculiar “secular” role in his home state.
Since India acknowledges the U.S. as a strategic partner, it should work with the U.S. to impose joint sanctions (against Pakistan).
           – Rajnath Singh, BJP president
So BJP, like the Congress, has accepted the US to be India’s strategic partner.
Consensus eludes the parliamentary committee looking into  the issue of women’s reservation.
         – News Item
Are the panellists not able to get consensus of their respective spouses?