T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
Be it currency shift, Aadhaar, GST, there is a mad rush; People feel cornered, vexed. Why this mad rush?

Usually life gets simpler as nations progress. But not in India where a barrage of sudden changes, new rules and revised regulations are making life burdensome for ordinary people.

16 Jul 2017

Saudis want Qatar out; Turkey wants new dominant role; hostilities in Muslim lands pose problems for all

There is turmoil in the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia has made a hardline prince the effective ruler. Qatar, isolated by neighbouring Arab states, is defiant.

09 Jul 2017

Business leaders, SBI turn sceptical about our economy; farmers react with suicides—which is a bad sign

Those of us who spend the midnight hour sleeping, missed the celebratory introduction of GST.

02 Jul 2017

BJP’s coup may send a nice man to Rashtrapati Bhavan; but questions remain about politics by caste

In political and strategic terms, the BJP leadership staged the equivalent of a coup d’état when it nominated Ram Nath Kovind for President.

25 Jun 2017

Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win

Even in its glory days, the National Herald never had a South Indian presence.

18 Jun 2017

With political help, lobbies put chemicals in our diet; BJP must honour its pledge to keep GM food out

Before the power of commercial lobbies, even the BJP government bows.

11 Jun 2017

BJP approach to cattle trading will hurt the economy; but who cares since the idea is to create vote banks

It’s clear: The cow dominates India. The world is changing in radical ways and life-and-death issues confront our country —GST’s impact on everyday life, the ‘dirty war’ in Kashmir, rising attacks on

04 Jun 2017

When Trump calls for a war against Islamic terrorism and praises its historical promoter, it is hypocrisy

The flow of Saudi money and Saudi evangelists has been radicalising local Islamic communities in many countries, including India.

28 May 2017

The manner in which Hindi is promoted hasn’t helped national unity. one-sided policy has hindered it

Was it necessary to kick up the Hindi controversy all over again? A better model was available to the authorities.

21 May 2017

With Kerala’s CM inviting humiliation after humiliation, the CPM saga may be coming to a close in India

Are we witnessing the final fade-out of communism’s run in India? West Bengal was a Left citadel that seemed impregnable for three long decades.

14 May 2017

China’s take-over of the South China sea is complete; a summit next week clinches its strategic gains
 

A week from today “the biggest diplomatic event of the year” will take place in China with many heads of government in attendance (not India’s). This is the first summit of Xi Jinping’s prestigious si

07 May 2017

Dissent is a vital part of nationalism. We need it. Enforced nationalism is counter-productive

It is part of India’s Vedic wisdom that even amrut, when taken in excess, turns poisonous. The case of nationalism is no different: Too much of it becomes counter-productive.

30 Apr 2017

V P Singh was meant to be a dreamer, a poet, an artist; it was bad luck he ended up as prime minister

In the political universe of India V P Singh rose as high as a citizen could—MLA, chief minister, Union finance minister, defence minister, prime minister, father of coalition politics.

23 Apr 2017

Craze for fairness creams, too, is an aspect of racism. no need to deny facts; all peoples are racists

Why do we deny the racism in us? All humans are infected by it.

16 Apr 2017

Almost unnoticed, our democracy is getting abridged; is perpetual one-party rule the future of India?
 

Donations by companies to political parties is the biggest contributor to corruption in India. All parties acknowledge this.

09 Apr 2017

If gangsters have taken over the education ‘industry’, all talk of development in India is bunkum

Education in India is in tatters because of horrendous corruption.

02 Apr 2017

Self-propelled and cleverest among BJP’s state chiefs, Adityanath could emerge as the star to watch

It is possible that Yogi Adityanath is not the communal Dracula he is seen to be. He is, of course, a Hindutvavadi with a history of promoting doctrinal dogmatics of the extreme kind. But he is unlike

26 Mar 2017

Winners cheer, losers sulk, but what real difference do elections make to our anarchic democracy?

This is a loner’s lament when more than half the country is rejoicing over the BJP’s overwhelming triumph in UP.

12 Mar 2017

Should the gods be cheaper than a luxury bungalow, cost less than a wedding ? A tale of emperors

K Chandrasekhar Rao is without doubt the most devout chief minister in the country today.

05 Mar 2017

Akhilesh jumps over dynasty, gives UP new horizons; alas, Rahul can do no such thing in Congress

It’s an unusually long wait for Uttar Pradesh election results.

26 Feb 2017