Prabhu Chawla

In name of FOE, polls become a tryst with invective

In the election carnival, FOE (Freedom of Expression) is a harried Harlequin. Fiction parades as fact. Truth assumes the guise of untruth.

26 Nov 2017

Distortion of Hindu icons shows lust for lucre

Jean-Luc Godard, the disruptionist filmmaker, could well have been referring to the day’s film of fury, Padmavati.

19 Nov 2017

Endgame in twin turfs will minimise or maximise NaMo and RaGa; more or less

Elections used to be the statistician’s nightmare, the bookie’s delight and the astrologer’s meal ticket.

12 Nov 2017

As world unites over terror-driven immigration fears, Indian liberals cry Hindu wolf

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

05 Nov 2017

To be David, Rahul needs more than sarcastic sallies against Goliath Modi to score in 2019

Reinvention is the stepmother of necessity with both the markets and the masses.

29 Oct 2017

Political and business greed is sabotaging education with caste, crime and calumny

The horror stories that regularly come out of various campuses, colleges and even schools indicate that many of India’s teaching institutions are fast losing the tag of ‘temples of learning’.

01 Oct 2017

Class bias in media draws battlelines between truth and rhetoric in murderous times

Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you’re at it.

10 Sep 2017

Instead of reshuffles in Delhi, PM must allot ministers to states to change the narrative

Today is the day of reckoning for the ministerial class in Delhi.

03 Sep 2017

Spiritual caste divisions create gurus with Moolah, Hooplah and violent followers

Legend has it that Adi Shankara was taught by the low caste Chandala that all beings in the world are one and the same.

27 Aug 2017

As champion of Muslim women, BJP to polarise gender by winning hearts and votes

Narendra Modi is preparing the ground for Muslim women to live life as equals of their counterparts in other faiths and communities.

20 Aug 2017

I-Day speeches must ensure freedom for women from fearsome mindsets

In the language of history, monuments speak for themselves.

13 Aug 2017

Spirit, not just letter of the Constitution, will decide Modi’s prez for smooth agenda

Size doesn’t matter. Not on Raisina Hill. Or else, the might of the President of India would have towered over the Prime Minister in the architecture of power.

18 Jul 2017

In cine-led tamil politics, Rajini could be the enigma force for BJP’s power drive

Reinvention is the survival mantra in both politics and cinema.

18 Jul 2017

NaMo’s hugs and handshakes diplomacy defies interpretation and mocks convention

A handshake with history is every leader’s passion; embracing destiny is a prerogative. India’s frequent flyer prime minister, Narendra Modi, does the first with the second.

18 Jul 2017

To redeem rural India in lament, destroy the elitist mindset of pro-corporate politics

Centre has decided to double farmers’ income by 2022 by improving technology, increasing milk production, use of solar light, honey production.

11 Jun 2017

To counter liberal attacks against PM, demolish harmful Hindutva hijackers who taint Sangh

Debate by deflection distorts dissent. Discourse in any vibrant, healthy democracy involves the constant catechism between facts and alternatives.

04 Jun 2017

More work for skilled and wealth for entrepreneurs as Modinomics cuts bloated government

“We have tried to give new perspective to employment as it is not possible to provide employment to everyone in a country of 125 crore people.

28 May 2017

As scandals undermine opposition power, unity mirage can’t block saffron surge in 2019

Something is rotten in the state of the Opposition.

14 May 2017

Dravidian patriarch woos history with dreams of opposition unity in birthday spirit

Divided they have fallen too often. United they expect to rise again. Battered by three years of the relentless fury of Modicane, demoralised and disconsolate opposition parties are anxious to regain

07 May 2017

To tackle terror and desperation in the Valley, Modi needs to think about bullet for stone

In democracy, the ballot and not the bullet is the wonder weapon best suited to resolve conflicts and replace governments.

30 Apr 2017

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