T J S George

T J S George

How not to facelift culture

Indian literature is the richer for the election of Chandrasekhara Kambar as President of the Sahitya Akademi.

8 hours ago

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Nirav Modi Scam: The Stench of Sloth

S CAM! It is a perfect acronym for 'Swindler Carted Away Money'. Folklore has it that the phrase scam came into the urban lexicon after an FBI operation called ABSCAM to track and nail the nexus betwe

8 hours ago

Karamatullah K Ghori

Karamatullah K Ghori

Deadly law in fractured Pakistan

Blasphemy against Islam’s Prophet is a capital crime in Pakistan. It has long been used to harass minorities and settle civil disputes

14 Feb 2018

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Middle-Class Anger and Budget 2018

I have to live for others and not for myself, that’s middle-class morality”. The satirical thrust of George Bernard Shaw’s words from Pygmalion has come to haunt and taunt the middle class once again.

04 Feb 2018

T J S George

T J S George

Unity, yes. but who will be the PM?

Now that the budget has assured Devaloka by 2019, we can return to more mundane things: How the Opposition parties can unite against the BJP.

04 Feb 2018

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Tracking happiness no laughing matter

Morning breaks with WhatsApp greetings, seeking to spread love, wellness, and cheer.

03 Feb 2018

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Treat criminals as they are. not as civilians.

Finding a political solution to Kashmir is the holy grail of Indian politics.

03 Feb 2018

S Gurumurthy

S Gurumurthy

A budget for every section of society

The first two budgets presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were intended to ride an economy in ICU — beset with scams, staggering fiscal and external deficits and policy paralysis — out of an im

02 Feb 2018

Karamatullah K Ghori

Karamatullah K Ghori

Surprise over Modi’s soft line on Pakistan

In a recent interview, referring to Islamabad,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ‘If we fight together, we will win faster’

29 Jan 2018

T J S George

T J S George

Karat’s suicide mode: RSS approves

We have to sympathise with communist hardliner Prakash Karat. He is unable to decide whether Enemy No. 1 is the BJP or Sitaram Yechury. In public he said it was the BJP.

28 Jan 2018

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Social Fault lines: Ideas for Budget 2018

T he Union Budget comes in the wake of much social and economic angst amongst farmers, the youth, small businesses and the urban middle class. 

28 Jan 2018

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Waiting for ‘Historic’ Direct Tax Reforms

Every major reform in India tends to be historic when it comes to be. Historic because they are in the making for years and arrive in the wake of decade-plus history of political promise and perfidy.

21 Jan 2018

T J S George

T J S George

New Kerala model? no harm hoping

Something extraordinary happened in Kerala last week. It is a state that was taken over quite some time ago by time-servers in public life, corruption kings and one-man parties with names that incorpo

21 Jan 2018

T J S George

T J S George

Divided people are easy targets

Way back in 1857 a foreign journalist described India in words that seem eerily relevant today.

14 Jan 2018

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Interpreters of Maladies in Court

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.

14 Jan 2018