India needs a Modi budget, not another ‘babu budget’

  Prime Minister Modi must step in to ensure that the budget that will get presented on 29 February is of a post-colonial mould with lower taxes.   A few feeble efforts were made in the early years of Independence....Read More

Parochialism and bigotry must end

  To draw conclusions from a single incident is not only dangerous, but a totally irrational thing to do. The targeting of a Tanzanian woman by an irate mob following a road accident in Bengaluru, in which a 35-year-old resident....Read More

Free Julian Assange now!

  Assange has done the world a favour by revealing the hypocrisy of policymakers.   Policymakers in India are not known for backbone, else then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would have offered asylum to Julian Assange when the founder of....Read More

Cool Breeze: Scribe Attack

  Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has already begun crafting the Congress comeback in the Assembly elections slated next year. But, so has another challenger, the Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal. And the Captain may have reason to....Read More

A friend of India wins in Taiwan

  Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014, the image of India in East Asia has risen to the status of a Great Power.   TAIPEI: Unlike Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto or Sheikh Hasina, the....Read More

The Tyranny of Caste

  Rohith’s caste is being challenged and protest is being countered on the ground that he was not a Dalit   Death made Rohith escape the torture he felt at the hands of individuals but he could not escape caste.....Read More

The Achilles Heel

Why Hyderabad continues to simmer over Rohith Vemula   Despite episodic interventions by BJP’s top leadership on Rohith Vemula’s suicide, political agitation at Hyderabad University has refused to subside. What the Centre dismissed as a local episode turned out to....Read More

Mehbooba’s Silence

Jammu and Kashmir has gone under President's rule because PDP has not taken a call to form a government.  The consistency of political engagement at regional level in India at best has been ephemeral and PDP is a shining example....Read More

Dadri to Malda: Secularist partisanship debases secularism

    National interest should guide the award-wapsi crowd, at all times. VOTE BANK CONSIDERATIONS Dadri is some 50 kilometers from Delhi. Malda over 1,500. But that cannot be the only reason why Malda has not entered national consciousness. Dadri....Read More

Mehbooba dithers, BJP shivers

    The truth is that the BJP and Sangh leaders have been unable to fathom the Kashmiri mind. People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti’s delay in finalising her next course of action is giving sleepless nights to several....Read More


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