T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
Before terrorists, India has no friends; we are alone

The latest JeM strike in J&K, which killed over 40 CRPF men, is an opportunity for us to examine our record, our resolve and our capabilities more closely than before, writes TJS George.

17 Feb 2019

Vadra, a timely weapon for BJP

Unlike father Rajiv Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi has to wear two crosses—the Gandhi dynastic cross and the Vadra controversies cross.

10 Feb 2019

Why north-east citizens rebel

Imagine  all south Indian states uniting on a platform of ethnic difference from the north, as C N Annadurai briefly contemplated once upon a time.

03 Feb 2019

When midgets hijack democracy

Small men in big chairs are usually dangerous. It isn’t just the Napoleon Complex: the tendency among short men to be overly assertive to make up for their lack of height.

27 Jan 2019

Swalpa adjust maadi: MLAs for sale, again and again

The resort politics popularised by N T Rama Rao continues unabated. The old motto of Aaya Ram Gaya Ram has given way to the new bazaar practice of Buy Ram Sell Ram.

20 Jan 2019

Ayyappa politics is sacrilege

Two factors are preventing the Sabarimala conundrum from moving towards a solution—and the self-promoting politics of BJP-RSS forces are too unimportant to be one of them.

13 Jan 2019

Claims vs facts in a new year

India has gone backward, not forward despite the new years that have come and gone.

06 Jan 2019

When happy new year is a prayer

The year that is passing did make an effort to keep up, ministers leading the pack.

30 Dec 2018

How Ambedkar makes us richer

Ambedkar has become a message, as only Mahatma Gandhi has.

23 Dec 2018

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