T J S George

Rahul has an opportunity, but...

Circumstances have brought about a change in Rahul Gandhi. More complex circumstances are forcing the Congress Party to change.

26 Nov 2017

India loses by joining US group

Did India gain from last week’s Southeast Asia summit? The big takeaway, as admitted by our External Affairs spokesmen, was a “deepening of engagement” with the US.

19 Nov 2017

DeMo, GST, etc: How to create a mess, then make it messier. now, link your aadhaar number to your sambar-vada

It is difficult to imagine that a full year has passed since 1,000-rupee notes disappeared from our world. Champions and critics marked the occasion by bitterly attacking one another.

12 Nov 2017

China rises to new heights as Xi decimates his rivals and keeps people under extensive surveillance

Faster than expected, China’s dominant duo became a trio with Xi Jinping promoting himself to the rank of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.

29 Oct 2017

They want a new assassin identified in the Gandhi case; they want BJP painted as a peace dove in Kerala

These are unusual days no doubt. But how unusual can unusualness get? Can the murder of Mahatma Gandhi be enacted again to show that he was not killed by the man who killed him? Can a propaganda war,

15 Oct 2017

It’s easy to condemn racist supremacists in America; but remember communal supremacists are no different

The mass murder of people at a music concert in Las Vegas last week and the racial savagery that rocked Charlottesville earlier must not be dismissed as far-away things that do not concern us.

08 Oct 2017

BJP’s image dims with economic disruption; Rahul’s image glows with US Tour. This is Sonia’s chance to score big

The Congress Party published full-page advertisements in New York to announce a Rahul Gandhi meeting there.

30 Sep 2017

Thinking congressmen fail to win tired old congressmen. Rahul Gandhi remains Amit Shah’s best asset

Three weeks have gone by since the Gujarat Rajya Sabha election saw Ahmed Patel scoring a sensational victory over the formidable forces of Amit Shah.

27 Aug 2017

Time to ponder what happened to independence. How the confidence of 1947 gave way to antagonisms

“August 15, 1947 will go down in history as one of the most memorable dates, not for India alone but for Asia and the world... For India it marks the beginning of a new age, a new outlook, a new futur

13 Aug 2017

Lalu is natural target in the fight against corruption, but the problem is larger. All parties are guilty

Mention corruption, and the names of some politicians jump out like registered trademarks. Lalu Prasad Yadav is right when he says that the BJP government is hunting him for political reasons.

23 Jul 2017

Business leaders, SBI turn sceptical about our economy; farmers react with suicides—which is a bad sign

Those of us who spend the midnight hour sleeping, missed the celebratory introduction of GST.

02 Jul 2017

BJP’s coup may send a nice man to Rashtrapati Bhavan; but questions remain about politics by caste

In political and strategic terms, the BJP leadership staged the equivalent of a coup d’état when it nominated Ram Nath Kovind for President.

25 Jun 2017

Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win

Even in its glory days, the National Herald never had a South Indian presence.

18 Jun 2017

With political help, lobbies put chemicals in our diet; BJP must honour its pledge to keep GM food out

Before the power of commercial lobbies, even the BJP government bows.

11 Jun 2017

BJP approach to cattle trading will hurt the economy; but who cares since the idea is to create vote banks

It’s clear: The cow dominates India. The world is changing in radical ways and life-and-death issues confront our country —GST’s impact on everyday life, the ‘dirty war’ in Kashmir, rising attacks on

04 Jun 2017

When Trump calls for a war against Islamic terrorism and praises its historical promoter, it is hypocrisy

The flow of Saudi money and Saudi evangelists has been radicalising local Islamic communities in many countries, including India.

28 May 2017

With Kerala’s CM inviting humiliation after humiliation, the CPM saga may be coming to a close in India

Are we witnessing the final fade-out of communism’s run in India? West Bengal was a Left citadel that seemed impregnable for three long decades.

14 May 2017

China’s take-over of the South China sea is complete; a summit next week clinches its strategic gains
 

A week from today “the biggest diplomatic event of the year” will take place in China with many heads of government in attendance (not India’s). This is the first summit of Xi Jinping’s prestigious si

07 May 2017

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