Dogma is against Sanatan Dharma

More than a decade ago, in 2001, this columnist attempted to arrange a visit of Sri Jayendra Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi, to China. After some hesitation, the Chinese hosts agreed to almost all the requests made by the Shankaracharya's....Read More

Giriraj Singh is scripting a Congress comeback

With some of the "friends" it has, the BJP is in scant need of enemies. The latest self-goal was scored by Giriraj Singh, an individual who appears to follow the George W. Bush dictum of thinking with the glands rather....Read More

Bhagat Singh was the greatest freedom fighter

What prevented other Prime Ministers from visiting Husainiwala? At last there is a Prime Minister who has publicly acknowledged the great sacrifice made by Bhagat Singh and his two associates, Rajguru and Sukhdev for the freedom of our country. By....Read More

For Modi, North Block is what will matter in 2019

The Justice Shah Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed by Team Modi on the lines mentioned in a Supreme Court verdict, and has sat several times since the time it was set up. Lawyers, not unexpectedly, usually regard existing or....Read More

Sonia places Cong as head of opposition unity

Earlier in the week, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who completed 17 years in office on 14 March, led 14 opposition parties to the President in a step seen to be directed against the government's stand on the Land Acquisition Bill.....Read More

Go beyond CBI in probes

Ranjit Sinha is among the numerous appointees of the Manmohan Singh government who are either serving the current dispensation or who have retired with honour. Mr Sinha's qualifications for the top slot at CBI were obvious: he was the officer....Read More

For Modi, ‘gradual’ means 150, ‘normal’ 350

The Modi reforms will begin to manifest themselves in earnest in 2015, reach reasonable maturity in 2017 and ensure double digit growth from around 2019. Why did the inhabitants of a small island off the coast of France conquer three-fourths....Read More