Don’t confuse Wahhabiat with Kashmiriyat

No income-tax officer seems at all curious as to how those loyal to Pakistan and who are resident in Kashmir maintain such opulent lifestyles. Recently, CNN aired visuals by Clarissa Ward, a correspondent who claimed to be reporting from “Free....Read More

Divulged tapes may impact Sheena’s case

  There is an attempt to ignite a public debate to influence court deliberations.   The never ending saga of the sensational Sheena Bora murder case continues to baffle, with audio tapes featuring conversations between the prime accused Indrani Mukerjea,....Read More

Opposition seeks to script 2017 turnaround

  Had NDA started prosecuting Congress leaders from 2014, Congress , at worst, wouldn’t have cooperated in Parliament, which it didn’t anyway.   Both India as well as the Opposition parties (and Congress in particular) have gained from the passage....Read More

Cool Breeze: PK in the dock

PK IN THE DOCK   Rumours are abuzz in the Congress that its wonder boy, Prashant Kishor, has been given a dressing down by the High Command (read Sonia Gandhi) recently. The entire Priyanka-for-UP chorus has been traced to have....Read More

Lutyens should no longer be a ‘safe zone’ for fixers

  The Election Commission of India, as with almost all institutions with an all-India zone of responsibility, has always been staffed at the top by “Lutyens lok”. Over the seven decades since 1947, a colonial system continued that ensured safety....Read More

After Punjab, it’s Udta Bharat

Gurgaon is already emulating Punjab and Delhi’s drug culture in a big way. The death of three aspirants for a constable’s job in Haryana due to an overdose of performance enhancing drugs during their physical evaluation test last week is....Read More

A ballad of peace in times of unrest by Santosh Bakaya

  At a time when the world is at the cusp of tipping over a cliff of destruction, poet Santosh Bakaya’s collection of peace poems ‘Where are the lilacs?’ comes as a grim reminder of reality but also gives the....Read More

Rajya Sabha norms require rectification

  The latest sting operation by a media group exposing the involvement of big amounts for elections to the Rajya Sabha provides further evidence of electoral malpractices by politicians and influential money bags to purchase berths to the Upper House.....Read More

Dalai Lama needs to return to Lhasa

  Having the Dalai Lama in their midst will do more for the Tibetan people than any number of Hollywood or Bollywood admirers.   LHASA: The capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region looks, at first glance, similar to so many....Read More

Lutyens’ Pyongyang reflex strikes again

As often pointed out, London’s grip over India began to get reduced soon after the Raj headquarters moved from Calcutta to Delhi. The chemistry of a city known to visitors for tombs and memorials to the dead works its fetid....Read More


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