The CPI(M) ruled West Bengal from 1977 when Indira Gandhi dismantled the Emergency to May 2011 when Mamata Banerjee ended its undisputed reign.
19 May 2019
Soft targets are venting machines for anyone with a five-seconds-of-fame grudge. One such object of public aggression, social media contempt, nasty jokes and media distaste is Arvind Kejriwal.
12 May 2019
Without mythology, the world would be a joyless place. Bereft of its magical repertoire of wondrous beings, myriad miracles and enchanted lands, our journey through time would be dreary.
05 May 2019
The Sri Lanka massacre proves without doubt that the civilised world and Islam are at war.
28 Apr 2019
New India is giving foreign education the third degree.
21 Apr 2019
Kohli may not be the most loved or admired player in cricket today, but he is the most powerful.
14 Apr 2019
If philosophy is the forensics of politics, identity is resurrected by the archeology of ideology.
07 Apr 2019
Every five years come interregnums when governance becomes politics and politics becomes governance. These are called elections.
31 Mar 2019
With the sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh raises serious questions on Islamic women rights.
17 Mar 2019
After Abhinandan Varthaman’s release, Imran Khan wants a Nobel. But Narendra Modi is no Morarji and Khan is not Anwar Sadat.
10 Mar 2019
The perverse desire of Islamist terror mullahs to conquer and convert the world is actualised by young people who blow themselves up for their God, killing innocents.
03 Mar 2019
Authoritarian leaders like satire like vampires like garlic.
17 Feb 2019
Democracy is the greatest paradox of our time, as it ensures peace by imitating war.
10 Feb 2019
Saints are born in the service of god and men. Not women, it is clear. Last week, a PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking investigation into the sexual abuse by Catholic priests was curtly dismissed.
03 Feb 2019
At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the American media and political world were full of bizarre conspiracy theories.
27 Jan 2019
At the heart of businessman-President Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin lies billions of dollars in business interests.
27 Jan 2019
Priyanka’s passage from the political foyer to the Grand Hall has many implications.
27 Jan 2019
Film stars and cricketers in India breathe canned air, their lives sequestered but needing the oxygen of the public stage to survive.
23 Dec 2018
Victory calls for foresight. Defeat invokes hindsight. Caught between the two nodes are leaders whose strategy did not necessarily fail, but whose tactics certainly did.
16 Dec 2018
The process of conquering the past has claimed stellar scalps like Aurangzeb, Jawaharlal Nehru, et al.
09 Dec 2018
That day was crisp and sunny for December. The heat emanating from the crowds that had gathered on a large, grassless maidan on December 6, 1992, had its own voltage.
02 Dec 2018
The first time a government was called a khichdi was in 1978.
25 Nov 2018
The ancient Romans called their capital city gravioris caeli (heavy heaven). Delhi is in the news again for an atavistic curse—pollution.
11 Nov 2018
Donald Trump is not a person to be taken seriously as the President of the United States unless he was the President of the United States.
04 Nov 2018