T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
A crown prince warns the world

Saudi Arabia’s attempts to play innocent in the murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi flopped from the start.

21 Oct 2018

Haksar files. what about others?

History lies hidden in government files.

14 Oct 2018

Judges, retirement and justice

Chief Justices come and Chief Justices go, but the going of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has been somewhat historic.

07 Oct 2018

A revolutionary turn in RSS?

Mohan Bhagwat rejected a view expressed by BJP boss Amit Shah, whose capacity to make coarse statements has been harming the country internally and internationally.

30 Sep 2018

Indian Muslims: Differing views

Perhaps Indian Muslims attract special attention because their story is related to the religion-based partition of India.

23 Sep 2018

Where is Vivekananda’s India?

Vivekananda’s short address in Chicago is still remembered, 125 years later, as a historic marker in the march of ideas.

16 Sep 2018

A coup that awaits the daring

here is a strategic political coup that Rahul Gandhi can execute, and thereby transform the entire landscape of the 2019 election.

09 Sep 2018

When AG is worried, it’s serious

Venugopal’s judicial sensibilities must have been rattled for him to use the strong words he did in the Supreme Court recently.

02 Sep 2018

The best and the worst on show

How many will learn how many lessons from the floods that devastated Kerala and Kodagu? 

26 Aug 2018

The Prime Minister as Gentleman

My Lord,  Never let me climb so high that I’m unable to embrace a stranger.
The humanism in Atal Bihari Vajpayee made him taller than a prime minister.

19 Aug 2018

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