Ravi Shankar

Provocateur

Ravi Shankar
Indian Men Drunk on Power and Ignorance

Politicians are people, too. They have the same flaws as others. In our obsessive deification of the powerful and fear of leaders, we forget that crucial fact.

14 hours ago

Honour the Democratic Indian, Not Royalty
 

On history’s door, opportunism knocks more than once. Queens are in the news, whether it be Padmavati or Rani Lakshmibai. In a country where the Privy Purse that gave tax-free money to royals was abol

10 Feb 2018

Treat criminals as they are. not as civilians.

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

03 Feb 2018

Grow up Trump. you make a mockery of yourself.

The White House buzz this week was that Donald Trump mimics the accent of Narendra Modi; the man he tweets is his friend

27 Jan 2018

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

Right Should Find Its Underdog to Face Liberals

The historical truth is that in the war for human dignity, the victims are the true heroes. Martyrs are born in death.

20 Jan 2018

Who is afraid of Virginia woolf-ji?

Xenophobia is sign of national insecurity and lack of self-confidence.

13 Jan 2018

Correct Wrongs of History for Equality of Indians

The Battle of Koregaon was between 2,000 Maratha soldiers of Peshwa Baji Rao II and 800 East India Company soldiers.

06 Jan 2018

Supply Sense to India’s  Sexual Sensibility

Sex invariably gets governments’ knickers in a twist. Last week, television channels were banned from showing condom advertisements between 6 am and 10 pm.

16 Dec 2017

It’s time to give India the capital it deserves

With pride doesn’t always come prejudice.

12 Nov 2017

China’s own 9/11 certain if it keeps helping Pak

Empires are godfathers that oversee the churning of history.

05 Nov 2017

BJP just the vehicle of Nehru’s fall, not cause

Reorganising heaven is a tricky task. Mao Zedong is still China’s top deity; an eastern version of Zeus plus Brahma on steroids.

29 Oct 2017

Knockout drivellers to become Mr India 2019

The thumb rule of power is that followers must augment the strength of their leader with words and deeds for effective governance.

22 Oct 2017

Clean up the past, not downgrade history

Monuments are the eternal ambassadors of history.

15 Oct 2017

Today is the day to make the tide turn

Today is the last Sunday of September, the day for celebrating the rivers of the world.

24 Sep 2017

Discrimination in guilt at Ryan international

The common public in ancient Rome used the ‘organised shouting’ method to claim the attention of the elite.

17 Sep 2017

Time for Saudi Arabia to shelter the Rohingyas

We live in the Age of the Refugee. Political strife and sectarian violence have displaced millions of people, rendering them practically stateless.

10 Sep 2017

There is a dark side to knowledge society

Evil is having a whale of a time. Parents and teachers are getting the blues. Children are falling victim to the macabre Blue Whale.

03 Sep 2017

Lady justice is alive and well in India

History is often written by rewriting history. The week that passed was historic in the sense it belonged to the Judiciary.

27 Aug 2017

Congress denying India a credible opposition

Irony aside, it is the right of the people to elect the government they deserve. It is also their right to elect the Opposition they deserve.

20 Aug 2017

The insecure discover favouritism as excuse

Selectivity is a tool used by the establishment to define the difference.

13 Aug 2017