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Kashmir today needs a healing touch

April 16, 2017 - 2:26 pm in Governance, Society

What is the meaning of victory of Farooq Abdullah from the Srinagar constituency where not even 7% votes polled. In many of the booths merely 2% votes were polled. I know there are past precedences of such a situation in at least three Indian states when people…

Yogi as CM: Portents for Politics in India

April 9, 2017 - 3:03 pm in Politics

The spectacular victory of BJP in UP Assembly poll was capped by choosing of Adityanath Yogi as the Chief Minister of UP. He had not contested for the…

Time for like minded “Secular Liberal” grand alliance

March 19, 2017 - 7:54 am in Governance, Society

Yogi Adityanath has been appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. That shows the power of 'mobocracy' when we call it 'democracy' and paid thugs define…

Hatred, Polarization and Electoral politics

March 17, 2017 - 4:03 pm in Elections

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won with a thumping majority in the Uttar Pradesh State Assembly elections on 11th March 2017. It got over three-fourths majority in India’s most populous state. The win is attributed to the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra…

The ‘Divide and Rule’ clause of Indian ‘Democracy’

March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm in Elections, Governance

  The much-awaited results of the state elections are out. The ‘Éxit Pollsters’ who went wrong in Bihar are thumping their chests and claiming ‘victory’ claiming invention of a new ‘PK’. The SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab was voted out of power…

Corporate media distorting electoral picture in Uttar Pradesh

March 5, 2017 - 2:14 pm in Elections

The entire union cabinet is now camping in Varanasi. Modi ji has already done a road show and reports are coming in that he will embark on another road show soon. The UP voters have given our big guns a run for their money. It is not only the cabinet, friends…

Gita – Not a National book but a Hindu Scripture

January 6, 2017 - 4:08 pm in Faiths

The Haryana government organized Gita Festival in Kurkshetra with a budget of Rs 100 Crores. This was to celebrate the teachings of Bhagavad Gita. This is the place where Lord Krishna is believed to have delivered the sermons that form the core of a version…

Variety of Nationalism available

December 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm in Governance

Sir Winston Churchill had sarcastically thanked Germany for partially attacking England and diverting its whole resources and arsenal in assaulting Russia as it was to the advantage of England. He could visualise the collapse of Germany under Hitler as the…

Is there an undeclared Emergency Today?

November 18, 2016 - 1:21 pm in Governance

The decision to put a one day ban on Hindi NDTV, since withheld, came as a big jolt to the country. A major channel was asked to stop the broadcast. The charge was that its broadcast on Pathankot revealed sensitive information regarding national security.…

Will Uniform Civil Code increase national integration?

October 27, 2016 - 11:08 am in Faiths

The current atmosphere (October 2016) is charged with the intense and passionate debates around Uniform Civil Code (UCC). There are a couple of petitions from Muslim women which are pending in the Supreme Court. To this, the Central Government filed an affidavit,…