Prabhu Chawla

A Secular, Nationalist & Liberal Hindu

Even in death, he remains above any party or organisation. Ultimately he belonged to India. It is Vajpayee Shining

17 Aug 2018

A national connector leaves Tamil Nadu orphaned

When empires fall, the legacy of emperors is defined by their glory.

12 Aug 2018

Bengal Durga rallies regional pals in PM prototype

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

Imran’s glam poses threat to Indian stumps

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

Love and God in new Congress age

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

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

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

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

Opposition goulash with Modi on the menu

Political arithmetic is best suited to an abacus with an agenda, calculated for gain and gained with calculations.

11 Mar 2018

BJP must plan Modi positive, not Opposition negative

Successful leaders never promise what they cannot deliver. Good leaders deliver what they promise.

04 Mar 2018

Mr G imposes new colour code, gloss on Cong for 2019

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’s PM vs CM in vicious Karnataka poll war

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

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