Category: News

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…

Between Sadhvi and Didi

Curtains may appear to have come down on Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s tryst with the words ‘Haramzadon’ (illegitimate children) and ‘Ramzadon’ (God’s children) after her unconditional apology in Parliament but it does not mean we have heard the last word on…

What is Nehru’s legacy…?

Celebrated Pakistani columnist Najam Sethi offers good food for thought to Indians debating Nehru’s legacy and the Congress party’s future in his latest column “Revisiting India” (The Friday Times, Nov 21, 2011). It is a must read for every Indian…

Election Fatigue In India

by Malladi Rama Rao Early this month, New York Times, the high priest of democratic capitalism in the Big Apple, published an interesting op-ed article.   The authors were David Schanzer, a professor of public policy, and his student, Jay Sullivan,…

Saints, Sadgurus, Meher Baba’s Warning

Raghuveer Singh Gaur is a familiar face to us at Delhi’s Avatar Meher Baba Centre. He used to join our centre’s anniversary celebrations and speak about Meher Baba and His message. The last time I saw him speak at our…

NO SYMPATHY FOR SINGH

By Malladi Rama Rao * If there is one who badly deserves sympathy, the honour rightly goes to Manmohan Singh, who is under attack as he steps into his twilight years. And if there is one who is not getting…

Tamil Sai devotees ‘walkathon’ to Shirdi

Chennai/Shirdi, 29 July: A group of thirteen Sai Baba devotees from Chennai walked all the way to Shirdi with “Sai Baba’s palanquin”. On their arrival in Shirdi on July 27, Deputy Executive officer of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Appasaheb Shinde…

BJP IS NOW TRULY ‘DIFFERENT’

By Atul Cowshish  The party that has taken for granted its ascent to power after the April-May Lok Sabha polls may invite more ridicule when it says that it is a ‘different’ kind of party even though many observers might…

Maldives To Vote Again Amidst Continuing Uncertainties

By Allabaksh If all goes well and if there are no Gayoom induced hiccups, Maldives will make its third tryst with its presidential election on Saturday Nov 9. There is a question mark still on how the visible and not…

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: The Man who would be President

By a Special Correspondent New Delhi is expected to have an interesting visitor soon from Colombo. And he is non-other than Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former army man, who had made a substantial contribution to decimating the LTTE Tigers and who…

LEFT : The 12th MAN OF INDIAN POLITICS

By Malladi Rama Rao To describe the Left parties as the 12th Man of Indian politics may be patently unfair. The role they have played from the days of first coalitions in the Hindi belt to Indira Gandhi period and…