04 Jun 2017
by deflection distorts dissent. Discourse in any vibrant, healthy
democracy involves the constant catechism between facts and
alternatives. Arguments are rebutted with counter-arguments. But ...
28 May 2017
have tried to give new perspective to employment as it is not possible
to provide employment to everyone in a country of 125 crore ...
14 May 2017
rotten in the state of the Opposition. The stench of failure pervades
its decaying leadership, which is powerless to resist the Surge of ...
30 Apr 2017
the ballot and not the bullet is the wonder weapon best suited to
resolve conflicts and replace governments. When those rejected by
23 Apr 2017
For a while
now, High Visibility with Low Acceptability sums up the incipient image
of the Very Important Person (VIP) in India. Till a few ...
16 Apr 2017
multipliers survive by promoting the belief that good economics is bad
politics. Now Lobbyists for Cuckoo Liberalism are hawking the slogan
that good religion ...
09 Apr 2017
have paid more attention to the proverb right at the beginning. But they
refused to stand united and, so, divided they fell and ...
02 Apr 2017
Will he? Won’t
he? Once, that million-dollar question used to be aimed at Prince
Charles, heir-in-waiting to the British throne for the last 65 years. ...
26 Mar 2017
The success of
a great leader lies in cloning more leaders and not just adding to an
unending list of followers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...
19 Mar 2017
is Bollywood’s Khiladi No 1. Saina Nehwal is a national khiladi in the
audacious arena of sports. Last week, the two celebrities made ...
12 Mar 2017
Narendrabhai, Victory burnishes halos of leaders with the glow of
achievement and dispels the shadows of self-doubt. The magnitude of your
Uttar Pradesh victory ...
05 Mar 2017
“University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.” —Henry A KissingerBeing
an academic himself, the famous American diplomat’s contemptuous
dismissal of academic ...
26 Feb 2017
Yoga is the new religion. It is India’s
patented art of wellbeing, untouched by the toxic taint of communalism.
Elitist liberals, too, are yoga groupies ...
19 Feb 2017
Spring is in
the political air. The autumn of the patriarchs is fading into the
winter of public oblivion. As the slogan of ‘UP ke ...
12 Feb 2017
As over 160 million voters in five states choose 670 members of state
legislatures, the national narrative is not built around which party
will win ...
29 Jan 2017
History is not a floating romance. And nationalism is not just a notion. Yet for decades, the liberal narrative has romanticised history at the cost ...
15 Jan 2017
A revolution devours its children. When children politically devour their elders, it causes a revolution. Rebellion precedes revolution, like one that pre-election Uttar Pradesh witnessed ...
Dynasty stared into the abyss and the abyss stared back at the Congress party. The Nietzschean nightmare of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is the ...
08 Jan 2017
There are no permanent friends or enemies in politics, only interests. Last week, Patna witnessed a coalition of opportunistic interests and a clash of confederate ...