Ravi Shankar

Provocateur

Ravi Shankar
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

Debunking superstition is not dismissing mysteries

Panic has seized North India. Unknown forces are at work, chopping off the braids of women in Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan.

06 Aug 2017

Expediency as ethics is the new normal

Politics is the art of excuses.

30 Jul 2017

B-Town’s cosy club is about clan and class

Clan, class and caste determine the power structure of great enterprises.

23 Jul 2017

Right needs global intellect not invective

The irony of conflict is that martyrs are made by their enemies.

16 Jul 2017

Nationalist realpolitik in international policy

An official visit of a Prime Minister or a President is a signal to both allies and enemies that change is underway.

09 Jul 2017

Rescue the cow from the cow vigilantes

At Sabarmati ashram last week, where the Mahatma spun the revolution of India’s freedom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat at a charkha to spin yet another pattern in India’s development story on the

02 Jul 2017

Modi forces opposition to follow his agenda

What is not surprising about Narendra Modi is his predilection for springing surprises.

25 Jun 2017

Waiting for redemption from history’s caprice

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em’.

18 Jun 2017

Know thyself RaGa just for laughs

Identity without identification is being as clueless as an Eskimo in Edinburgh.

11 Jun 2017

An ignoramus and bully is America’s shame

Great nations are created by great leaders. Great movements are created by great ideas.

04 Jun 2017

Blood and gore in the times of Breaking News

Contrary to kinetics, the couch potato’s life is fraught with nervous strife. The television viewer’s perception of India is being distorted in a mad race for TRP numbers.

28 May 2017

Inside story of an Opposition conclave

As the Modi government looks to complete three years in the driving seat, Opposition leaders have collected at 15 Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, the war room of the Congress  party.

21 May 2017

Punish mob rule for sake of global image

Image matters. Saudi Arabia has enough petrodollars to stay the darling of capitalism, but its medievally regressive reputation is a public relations disaster.

14 May 2017

PM of the people should get a President of the people

All significant leaders acquire a sobriquet in the course of their political life. Indira Gandhi—dictator. Narasimha Rao—Chanakya. Atal Bihari Vajpayee—Hindu liberal.

07 May 2017