T J S George
Point of View
Today’s EC has chosen to be powerless for its own reasons. Even after the Supreme Court shamed it into using at least some of its powers, the EC has let transgressions go unnoticed, writes TJS George.
21 Apr 2019
A national survey saw 41 per cent of our voters admitting that their votes were influenced by distribution of cash and liquor, writes TJS George.
14 Apr 2019
Everyone knows that this election is a game changer. It is becoming clear that it is a convention-breaker as well. Things that were a no-no in electioneering are now accepted norms, writes TJS George.
07 Apr 2019
Politicians big and small have commented variously on democracy. But the most perceptive observation came from an Anglican priest-turned-Cambridge professor named W R Inge.
31 Mar 2019
We don't see or hear the young and the bright in Congress. We hear about the old and the tested only in their unending battles for prominence, writes TJS George.
24 Mar 2019
The ruling dispensation knows that if they don’t win this time, they won’t win for a long time.
17 Mar 2019
It would be dangerous for India to interpret these developments as signs of peace breaking out in the region.
10 Mar 2019
It is good that 12 fighter jets bombarded a terrorist camp in Pakistan with the intention of delivering a blow that would be remembered.
03 Mar 2019
Jayalalithaa had everything at her disposal but could not find the enriching relationships she cherished. She was truly lonely.
24 Feb 2019
The authorities justified it by saying that the rules were framed by the Congress-led UPA government.
24 Feb 2019
The latest JeM strike in J&K, which killed over 40 CRPF men, is an opportunity for us to examine our record, our resolve and our capabilities more closely than before, writes TJS George.
17 Feb 2019
Unlike father Rajiv Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi has to wear two crosses—the Gandhi dynastic cross and the Vadra controversies cross.
10 Feb 2019
Imagine all south Indian states uniting on a platform of ethnic difference from the north, as C N Annadurai briefly contemplated once upon a time.
03 Feb 2019
Small men in big chairs are usually dangerous. It isn’t just the Napoleon Complex: the tendency among short men to be overly assertive to make up for their lack of height.
27 Jan 2019
The resort politics popularised by N T Rama Rao continues unabated. The old motto of Aaya Ram Gaya Ram has given way to the new bazaar practice of Buy Ram Sell Ram.
20 Jan 2019
Two factors are preventing the Sabarimala conundrum from moving towards a solution—and the self-promoting politics of BJP-RSS forces are too unimportant to be one of them.
13 Jan 2019
India has gone backward, not forward despite the new years that have come and gone.
06 Jan 2019
The year that is passing did make an effort to keep up, ministers leading the pack.
30 Dec 2018
Ambedkar has become a message, as only Mahatma Gandhi has.
23 Dec 2018
This column has said more than once that the greatness of India lies in its majority community voting not as Hindus, but as Indians.
16 Dec 2018
It was at a conference on gene-editing that Chinese researcher He Jiankui said he had helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies.
09 Dec 2018
When we say or do things that we should not say or do, it’s bad manners. In this election season bad manners became the very norm of public life.
02 Dec 2018
It wasn’t so when the war against Hitler ended and Churchill’s Britain and Roosevelt’s America reluctantly teamed up with Stalin’s Soviet Union to share the spoils of war.
25 Nov 2018
The avatars of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping aim at making China the leader of the world. They have almost reached their targets.
18 Nov 2018