Monday, 28 May, 2018


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.


Supreme Court crisis exposes a terrifying reality about political & judicial leadership

Congress is reckless, the Supreme Court and the chief justice are not being transparent and the moral voices are conspicuously absent.

In Delhi, we’re secretly waiting for the superstorm to arrive

As long as Delhi can share pictures of Sonam Kapoor’s shaadi lehenga, talk about the IPL, and wait for the storm together, maybe the ‘real’ world will stay on pause till we’re ready.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election campaign rally in Udupi

A 15-min debate with Rahul will reveal Modi is an average club batsman, not Virat Kohli

Modi may be a good orator in monologues but he is hilariously bad at any unscripted dialogue.
Latest news on Karnataka elections | Chandrababu Naidu and Siddaramaiah |

In Hyderabad-Karnataka region, voters have hardly anything real to choose from

In the Karnataka-Hyderabad region, it is the AHINDA (Dalits, backward classes and minorities) versus the Lingayats. And the mining Reddys could just tilt scales in BJP’s favour.
Army tanks

The big bang in Indian defence is delayed

With only 20 percent of total outlays accounting for modernization and the military arsenal nearing the end of its life, the situation seems grim.
Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

There is nothing remotely unconstitutional or anti-Muslim about Khattar’s comment on namaz

It makes sound political sense for the opposition to not oppose Khattar’s remark, but appeasement politics looks at other factors.
Kathua Protests

Stop failing your Kanjaks, Jammu. Ensure speedy justice for Kathua gangrape-murder victim

My hometown will find it nearly impossible to live down the tag of a place that couldn’t ensure free and fair justice delivery to an 8-year-old victim. The distance between Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir...
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping could be the most powerful leader in the world.

Move over America and Europe — China is setting global standards now

As China boosts overseas investment through Belt & Road Initiative, it’s dictating both the terms of financing and a broader set of technological applications.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving a speech in Karnataka

Modi says Bangalore has become a valley of sin from Silicon Valley. He is not wrong

In Bengaluru, the Congress banks on the poor, while the BJP counts on its traditional urban support base.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi will meet his fall in the same middle class that voted him to power

Ironically, it was the same aspirant middle class with materialistic ambitions that had welcomed Dr Singh in 1991, but grew tired of him by 2014.
shahid aziz

From key Pakistani general to ISIS terrorist ‘killed’ in Jihad, the chilling saga of Shahid Aziz

An army cannot afford to allow so many ideologically motivated hardliners to rise to senior ranks and to freelance on behalf of their ideology after retirement.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

How should the Indian army ethos handle Major Gogoi’s case?

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat has said that 'exemplary punishment' will be given to Major Leetul Gogoi, if he is found guilty of violation of Army rules. Experts weigh in.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

The barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spies making peace while waging war

Some untold or barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spymasters making peace on the sidelines of war.