Prabhu Chawla

Federalism wins with judicial verdict saving popular verdict

For the first time since the Delhi Assembly was created, the courts have delineated the purview of the Lt. Governor and the chief minister.

08 Jul 2018

Powerful panjandrums pulverise people

Management guru Dale Dauten’s maxim, “Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits”, describes the amoebic Indian babudom perfectly. As an organism parented by itself, it keep

01 Jul 2018

Public self-interest undermines democratic faith

Aturn of phrase can mark the turn of events in politics. ‘National interest’ and ‘public interest’ lead the chase in striking unholy political alliances and forging opportunistic partnerships—principl

24 Jun 2018

Dispel fear clouds for convincing comeback

History casts long shadows. The atavistic fear of every democracy is of dictatorship spreading its dark wing over individual liberty.

11 Jun 2018

Handling perception is Modi’s biggest challenge

Last week, almost the entire Opposition descended on Bengaluru to forge the blueprint of an alliance which will try to dislodge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019.

10 Jun 2018

Pranab@RSS pulverises partisan pundits

The substratum of politics is ideology. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s bedrock is the 93-year-old very Bharatiya Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS)—hate it or ignore it at your peril.

03 Jun 2018

Appoint clean governors with credibility

The robustness of the constitution of a nation’s polity depends on the robustness of its Constitution.

20 May 2018

RaGa’s PM ambition trapped in coalition cage

Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership and some have leadership thrust upon them. Then, there are leaders who unknowingly thrust themselves upon others.

13 May 2018

Deploying derision over development

Is this state poll a battle for restoring Karnataka’s pride?

06 May 2018

FOE warriors shredding Constitution in liberty’s name

In the Age of Incendiary Interpretations, FOE (Freedom of Expression) has hijacked the licence to thrill. 

22 Apr 2018

Playing politics with tragedy mutilates identity of Bharat

It’s politics stupid. The calamitous consequences and toxic implications of the rape and slaughter of innocent minors, sexual predators flourishing in entertainment and sports, suspicious deaths and l

15 Apr 2018

All-pervasive mafia crippling idea of New India

Mario Puzo would have felt at home in today’s India; so would have Vito Corleone and Luca Brasi.

08 Apr 2018

Opposition chooses backdoor communalism vs Modi

Since India is in poll mode almost every year, political rivals continue to repackage previous promises and apply new spins to old issues.

01 Apr 2018

Majority of minorities mock equality in politics

Long after civilizations have passed, dead languages have a tendency to keep ideas alive. In Latin, ceteris paribus means "all other things being equal."

25 Mar 2018

From casual legislative cacophony will rise tyranny

When confrontation replaces conversation and disruption derails dialogue, the subsequent situation poses an ominous threat to the very idea of democracy. With political parties engaged in verbal

18 Mar 2018