Monday, 20 August, 2018


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

Deve Gowda

Data shows Deve Gowda’s party will not be a kingmaker in Karnataka

In 1996, Deve Gowda was elevated to lead the United Front government at the Centre. That year marked the beginning of the Janata Dal’s decline in Karnataka.
Portraits of Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi

Why people compare Modi with Indira, and why they shouldn’t

The BJP’s line of defence in the K.M. Joseph issue raises two questions. Does the law minister mean that ‘irregular’ appointments are justified because there is precedent?
File photo of B.R. Ambedkar | Commons

Can you be a true democracy & let go of caste, Ambedkar asked Indians. We are yet to reply

Ambedkar was optimistic about constitutional democracy working in India. However, by 1953, he had lost hope.
PM Modi in China

Rajiv to Vajpayee: India-China relations have been ‘reset’ with limited success by past ...

On specific issues of boundary settlement and trade, the ball was tossed back to the existing mechanisms between India and China.

Why Rahul Gandhi should start wearing T-shirt and jeans

Narendra Modi, India’s most successful politician is also the top fashionista of Indian politics. He knows the rules of political dressing.
Transgendered Dalits

Where are the archives of our Dalit Trans foremothers and forefathers?

Dalit transgender people are at the intersection of caste and diverse notions of gender, and are always the last people who make it into the annals of history.
A protest demanding justice for the victims of Kathua and Unnao rape cases

Death penalty is not justice, it is revenge

Even if a rapist is sentenced to death, men will not stop raping. They will only stop when they learn to stop regarding women as sexual objects
President Xi Jinping and PM Narendra Modi

In between lakeside lunches, Modi should tell Xi that India wants peace on the border

India has objected to CPEC passing through POK. China will have to reciprocate our stand on ‘One China’ policy and terminate CPEC project.
Illustration by PealiDezine.

India Inc is set to see achche din for the next three years

An upswing in corporate performance and investment should last at least three years. I wrote last week that the new financial year would be a period of econo...

From the internet’s birthday to defining what Indian beauty is, Biplab Deb seems to know it al...

Tripura's CM is back in the news again, and as usual, it's not because of politics

Indian Army reforms: Cutting administrative flab or needless downsizing?

Army chief General Bipin Rawat is set to issue orders to reduce personnel at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in New Delhi. The move is being viewed as an indirect a...
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.