Category: News

The Koh-i-noor Blues

A government that has made restoring Indian ‘pride’ and ‘cultural values’ its full-time preoccupation has to show results at every step so that its boast is seen as substance. The ‘nationalist’ rhetoric will have us believe that only by restoring the past glory can India return to the days of milk and honey. Repossessing the lost or stolen treasures is essential in this task.

Unending Rage

By Allabaksh New Delhi (Syndicate Features): It may be fit to be described as poetic justice when two ‘tolerant’ stalwarts of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party are at each other’s throat for certain words spoken by them. Soon after one…

Cronyism Ki Jai; Hail the Nexus

An ‘advantage’ that Lalit enjoyed was his alleged proximity to some of the top BJP leaders. But Mallya is hardly handicapped on this score

Should Celebrity Endorsements End?

By Atul Cowshish A parliamentary committee, headed by a TDP Member, J.C. Divakar Reddy, is reported to have proposed a hefty fine (up to Rs 5o lakhs) and a long jail term (up to five years) for celebrities who ‘mislead’…

Project Back To Mahabharata With Khattar

By TUSHAR CHARAN There is no dispute that the state of Haryana, established only about four decades ago when Punjab was trifurcated, is deeply associated with the Mahabharata. The battlefield of Kurukshetra in the heart of Haryana can be called…

China’s Double Speak on Terror

By MALLADI RAMA RAO* After much humming and hawing China has joined the war against terrorism though Beijing is the first God Father of terrorists. The calibrated attempt at image makeover deftly exploits the threat posed by the Islamic State…

Foreign ‘Conquests’ to Modi’s Rescue?

By Atul Cowshish It is not in doubt that the year 2015 saw a discernable decline in the popularity of Narendra Modi within the country—where it matters. Not a good omen for someone who had taken over as the prime…

By Mohshin Habib Bangladesh has been suffering a deadly conflict between the progressive forces led by iconless youngsters, and the fundamentalists led by Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest religious political party. There is currently an uprising of progressive youths of Dhaka, especially…

Modi “Suit” Politics

Modi may have heralded a new era of sartorial politics; even the new kid on the bloc; Arvind Kejriwal, may have made a contribution by appearing with a muffler wrapped around his face, but the majority of Indian politicians still prefer to be attired in dhoti or kurta-pyjama.

Overseas Indians and their ‘Motherland’

By Atul Cowshish The annual jamboree of overseas Indian was started by Atal Bihari Vajpaee, the first prime minister belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party, in 2003. It is, therefore, natural that this year the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas that attracts…

Colombo Verdict

By Malladi Rama Rao The verdict in Colombo gives reasons for New Delhi and Washington to heave a sigh of relief and to sport a smile for the first time in several years; for Beijing, however, it is time for…