WHEN-THINGS-FALL-APART-…

When things fall apart …

I remember the date well, May 16, 2014. The general election results were being declared and I was the designated exper...

He-Loves-Me-He-Loves-Me-Not

He loves me he loves me not

The political opposition, led by the Congress, accuses NDA-2 of being pro-business and anti-poor. Foreign portfolio inve...

Modis-Second-Year-Challenges-Ahead

Modi’s second year: challenges ahead

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under scrutiny upon his government completing one year in office. As expected, there are...

Southern-Dynasties-Fighting-For-Relevance

Southern dynasties: fighting for relevance

We have had a great pantheon of freedom fighters who made tremendous sacrifices during the freedom struggle, but only a ...

India-Loves-Its-Dynasties

India loves its dynasties

India is a modern democracy with the trappings of a super power in the making but from Srinagar in the north to Chennai ...

No-Land-For-Tatas-Birlas-Or-Adani-NITIN-GADKARI

No land for tatas birlas or adani nitin gadkari

Nitin ji you have completed one year in office but we are yet to hear the footsteps of ‘Achche Din’, much less se...

The-Fabulous-Wealth-Of-The-Badals

The fabulous wealth of the badals

The fabulous wealth of the Badals: It could well be the title of a film and one day it may even be made. But in a state ...

MaoistsLosing-Their-Edge

Maoists losing their edge?

The two-pronged strategy (Development and Armed Combat) against home grown Left Wing Extremism (LWE) appears to be beari...

A-Hairy-Tale

A hairy tale

Nothing in this world stays the way it is – there are constant cues that new things will happen. BJP President Amit Sh...

Modi-Didi-Jodi

Modi didi jodi

Didi’s Man Friday Derek O’Brien played a key role in making the Didi-Modi Jodi possible. He met Arun Jaitley and ove...

God-Given-Dress-Sense

‘god given’ dress sense

Modi’s answer to all those accusing him of blowing up public money on his clothes: that he has a “god given” talen...

Third-Genders-Bill-Of-Hope

Third gender’s bill of hope

When a Private Member’s Bill is passed by either house of Parliament, it is a development of much significance. Normal...

Dynasties-Around-The-Globe-

Dynasties around the globe !

Ballot through blood is not a typically Indian nor South Asian phenomenon. Political families/dynasties are a dime a doz...

Families-Of-Hindi-Filmdom

Families of hindi filmdom

If sons or daughters can succeed the father in politics, what’s the big deal about cinema where “filmi khandaans” ...

Devils-Advocate

Devil’s advocate

Senior advocate Harish Salve is appropriately named. Salve is also a medical ointment applied to various parts of the bo...

Of-Courts-Cases-and-Politicians

Of courts cases & politicians

Justice is blind and moves at a snail’s pace, is a criticism often voiced about the judiciary. Add to that the stagger...

Pushing-Shoving-Hedging

Pushing shoving hedging

How does one explain Maharashtra’s recent ban on cow slaughter when more than 30 per cent of its population comprises ...

Bills-Bbc-and-Rahuls-Return

Bills bbc & rahul’s return

At the end of the Budget session, the government blithely remarked that it was the ‘most productive’ in recent times...

Hard-Sell-For-India

Hard sell for india

Can India achieve $1 billion of defence exports by 2018? In a major policy shift, the Narendra Modi government has notif...

Banking-On-Each-Other

Banking on each other

They are very similar yet are polar opposites. They have risen from humble beginnings to the very top of the political h...

Black-Money-Bill

Black money bill

Black Money Bill It’s actually the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax) Bill, 2015, wh...

Congress-And-BJP-Are-Carriers-Of-Caste-Disease-SHARAD-YADAV

Congress and bjp are carriers of caste disease sharad yadav

In your long career, you’ve worked with many political leader and parties. You’ve had time to observe Narendra Mo...