Even in death, he remains above any party or organisation. Ultimately he belonged to India. It is Vajpayee Shining
17 Aug 2018
When empires fall, the legacy of emperors is defined by their glory.
12 Aug 2018
It is evident that TMC is all set to convert next year's poll battle into a face-off between Modi and Mamata. Maya doesn't have the numbers.
05 Aug 2018
In the seduction of the classes, love potions are in plenty. Of them, glamour is the most dissimulating; often poison disguised as nectar, killing reason and character.
29 Jul 2018
If the latest developments in the 132-year-old Congress Party are an indication, a churning process has begun within that could intensify into massive change.
22 Jul 2018
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
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
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
History casts long shadows. The atavistic fear of every democracy is of dictatorship spreading its dark wing over individual liberty.
11 Jun 2018
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
Is this state poll a battle for restoring Karnataka’s pride?
06 May 2018
In the Age of Incendiary Interpretations, FOE (Freedom of Expression) has hijacked the licence to thrill.
22 Apr 2018
Mario Puzo would have felt at home in today’s India; so would have Vito Corleone and Luca Brasi.
08 Apr 2018
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
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
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
Political arithmetic is best suited to an abacus with an agenda, calculated for gain and gained with calculations.
11 Mar 2018
Successful leaders never promise what they cannot deliver. Good leaders deliver what they promise.
04 Mar 2018
The winds of change are blowing, ever not so gently, over 24, Akbar Road—the white, leafy Lutyens edifice that has served as the headquarters of the Congress party for over four decades.
25 Feb 2018
It is a cardinal rule of public confrontation that the flagitious adjectivisation of politics leads to hyperbole and hostility. The bilious beginning of an 18-month electoral battle has marked the yea
11 Feb 2018