T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
Assembly elections 2018: Hinduism triumphs over Hindutva

This column has said more than once that the greatness of India lies in its majority community voting not as Hindus, but as Indians.

16 Dec 2018

Manufacturing humans to order

It was at a conference on gene-editing that Chinese researcher He Jiankui said he had helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies.

09 Dec 2018

Politics promotes bad manners

When we say or do things that we should not say or do, it’s bad manners. In this election season bad manners became the very norm of public life.

02 Dec 2018

Naxals and other pestilences

It wasn’t so when the war against Hitler ended and Churchill’s Britain and Roosevelt’s America reluctantly teamed up with Stalin’s Soviet Union to share the spoils of war.

25 Nov 2018

Grave new world of Xi, Trump

The avatars of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping aim at making China the leader of the world. They have almost reached their targets.

18 Nov 2018

Why let religion destroy India?

It’s not that we don’t have real issues bothering us. In fact we are immersed in issues that threaten us from multiple sides, writes T J S George.

11 Nov 2018

Burden of being always right

The question now is not whether the RBI governor has caused displeasure in the Finance Ministry, but how deep-going is the displeasure.

04 Nov 2018

Three areas where a new approach will be essential for KCR

KCR's  decision to dissolve the Assembly and go for an early test at the hustings was a smart move from his point of view.

28 Oct 2018

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