T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
Why Karunanidhi was important

With M Karunanidhi’s death, a chapter turns in history.

12 Aug 2018

Start with how to make a rifle

We pay a price when we let other countries set our pace. One day Donald Trump includes India in the list of those “who are robbing America” and threatens to levy high taxes on “thousands and thousands

05 Aug 2018

The bugles are calling for war

The big question is finally being addressed: Who will be the Opposition’s prime minister candidate? It will be unrealistic, of course, to expect an answer at this stage.

29 Jul 2018

The rakshasa culture lives on

The relative smoothness of the no-confidence motion in Parliament, hug and all, was welcome. But it does not hide the ugly truth—that civility in public discourse is disappearing in our country.

22 Jul 2018

Much ado about ‘Hindu Pakistan’

Shashi Tharoor’s point, therefore, was valid, but perhaps he made a phraseological mistake, linking Hinduism with Pakistan, which helped attackers to open fire from multiple angles.

15 Jul 2018

Why ISRO 'spy case' is important

Nambi Narayanan’s account of the drama, subtitled How India and I survived the ISRO spy case, fills us with equal parts of pride and shame.

07 Jul 2018

When the best among us falter

Arun Jaitley and Piyush Goyal are the two most qualified—shall we say civilised—men in the Narendra Modi Cabinet.

01 Jul 2018

Football is for all—except India

Of the many realities refreshed by the ongoing football frenzy, two are revelatory for India. First: Kicking a ball around is an instinctive urge of all humans, which explains both the universality an

24 Jun 2018

The urge to serve the nation!

What makes Indian politics unique is its focus on the self. Every politician is convinced that it is his right to become a minister.

17 Jun 2018

West Asia mess. Where is India?

Donald Trump's impetuousness often gets boosted by his ego.

10 Jun 2018

Poll results: threats and promises

Never have by-election results made waves of the kind that last week’s did.

03 Jun 2018

Their democracy isn't like ours

In our country the system never gets a chance because political plotters never stop plotting, the moment one party wins, other parties begin manipulations to bring it down.

27 May 2018

No 15 days to purchase majority!

Here is what the Buddha said about Karnataka elections:“There are many difficulties to overcome in this world.

20 May 2018

Wise philosophers, fanatic kings

The time gap between voting day and results day is one of the afflictions of democracy.

13 May 2018

Vote for the future of India

Never was a Karnataka election more important to India than this one. Never was a Karnataka election more ruthlessly fought than this one.

06 May 2018

Hitler, Nehru and a worthless Bose

When those who don’t have it in them think they have it in them, it’s sad. Chandra Kumar Bose was a qualified management expert who did well in the Tatas for many years.

29 Apr 2018

The age of darkness is upon us

A responsible government would seek ways to not only contain the criminality that seems to be growing, but also examine the sociological aspects of the issue.

22 Apr 2018

Promoting bad governance is bad

So it’s the mixture as before—Shri Arun Jaitley is wise, ministers of southern states are dumb.

15 Apr 2018

Ram Bhakti, Like news, goes fake

We haven’t had a more turbulent Ram Navami in recent memory.

08 Apr 2018

Why do neighbours dislike india?

Major political shifts are taking place in India’s immediate neighbourhood—all of them inauspicious to India.

01 Apr 2018

A smart game in Karnataka

The joke of the season is a BJP leader accusing Karnataka’s Congress chief minister of dividing people along communal lines.

25 Mar 2018

Time for revisionist communism

Governmental non-performance in Kerala and electoral devastation in Tripura gave the CPM its unfinest hour in history.

18 Mar 2018

Elections are now miracles

A tree with no roots and no leaves, nevertheless bears fruit in Tripura; the BJP, with a previous record of 0, wins 35 of 59 seats.

11 Mar 2018

The great bank robbery. By all

The funny thing about the banking fraud that is rocking the country is that no one is accountable for it.

04 Mar 2018

Asian Games 2018