Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Pebbles of hate against enduring monolith

Since the beginning of time, stone has been mankind’s strongest allegory of strength.

23 Apr 2017

Soli J Sorabjee

New cult of nationalism overrules fundamental rights

MN Roy Memorial Lecture: Delivering the MN Roy memorial lecture, former Chief Justice of the Delhi and Madras high courts Justice A P Shah made significant observations

23 Apr 2017

T J S George

T J S George

V P Singh was meant to be a dreamer, a poet, an artist; it was bad luck he ended up as prime minister

In the political universe of India V P Singh rose as high as a citizen could—MLA, chief minister, Union finance minister, defence minister, prime minister, father of coalition politics.

23 Apr 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Why stop at red beacon, review practices to dismantle VIP cult

It is an innocuous clause—Section 70 (f) in the Motor Vehicles Act 1939, and Rule 108 of the MV Act of 1988. It deals with the use of “signalling appliances, lamps and reflectors”. 

23 Apr 2017

Pradeep Magazine

Pradeep Magazine

Who wants to be a bowler in T-20?

Given extremely benign tracks, short boundaries and a licence to kill, fours and sixes are bound to come like water gushing from a dam.

22 Apr 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

The good, the bad and the dirty harry

It’s the sixth anniversary of our Delhi weekend paper, The Sunday Standard. It’s also six years since I began writing this column.

16 Apr 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Time to get intelligent about intelligence

Unlike America’s CIA, Britain’s MI6 or Pakistan’s ISI, India is coy about naming its intelligence agencies.

16 Apr 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Silly season and the stampede of mad hatter notions 

American artist Andy Warhol once remarked that “in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”. It would seem there is a race on for 15 minutes of fame. This has triggered a stampede of M

16 Apr 2017

Santwana Bhattacharya

Santwana Bhattacharya

View from Delhi

Tharoor was left to issue a lame defence about his services always being available to the country.

15 Apr 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Almost unnoticed, our democracy is getting abridged; is perpetual one-party rule the future of India?
 

Donations by companies to political parties is the biggest contributor to corruption in India. All parties acknowledge this.

09 Apr 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Make black a colour in the Camlin box

Idiocy is anything but racist. It affects people of all colours and races equally, and sometimes with such ridiculous outcomes that one doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. 

09 Apr 2017

Soli J Sorabjee

India must not give in to Chinese intemperance

Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang and  China’s Reaction: Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of numerous Tibetans.

09 Apr 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Farm loan waivers: Sop politics and band aid economics

The Pandora’s Box has been split wide open.  

09 Apr 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Bigotry, unlike beauty, is not skin deep

Black is certainly not beautiful in India. Chatting in a Mumbai café, a Sudanese student sitting at the next table told my friend that the first ‘Indian’ word he learnt was a pejorative ‘Kallu’.

02 Apr 2017

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