It’s a bummer to watch England calmly make their highest ever last innings chase. The positive English transformation lately is as dramatic as the decline of India’s top order batting. Questions also arise about the bowling and strategy that let SA and England chase three healthy targets on wearying pitches.
Bajwa’s army can’t stay away from politics. Pakistani generals have taste for power
General Qamar Javed Bajwa ordering his Army to stay out of politics is like Akela the Wolf declaring the pack turning vegetarian. To protect its primacy, the Pakistani Army’s exiled and executed prime ministers. Bajwa’s unmade two governments. Fine words notwithstanding, the Generals won’t give up their power and pelf.
Modi’s advice to BJP to reach out to non-Hindus is good but must go beyond lip service
PM Modi’s advice to the BJP to reach out to non-Hindus is good but must go beyond lip service. BJP’s victory in Muslim-dominated Rampur and Azamgarh parliamentary seats and Assam municipality wards shows it can win without their votes. BJP needs to go way beyond platitudes for the minorities’ trust.
Regulating digital media isn’t route to preserving rule of law. Judges must have thick skin
Social media and some digital media no doubt amplify personal opinions against everyone, including judges. But regulating them isn’t the route to preserving rule of law. Such criticism is a professional hazard in the digital times we live in. Judges must have broad shoulders, thick skins and dispense justice undistracted.