T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
In a world of bullies, tiny Kim Jong-Un now equals mighty Donald Trump; What if one makes a small miscalculation? It's scary

We now have a clear picture of the conundrum into which these unpredictable half-mad gentlemen have led the world.

23 Sep 2017

How ‘Scoundrel christ’ betrayed his twin brother Jesus; A laboured re-telling that fails to impress

You are sure to hit the bestseller list if you write a book with the title The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.

17 Sep 2017

Assassins of old were honest, modern ones are cowardly, but the cowards are destroying the Indian dream

In the days of Nathuram Godse, things were straightforward and honest. When he shot Mahatma Gandhi there was no attempt to hide his identity.

10 Sep 2017

Thinking congressmen fail to win tired old congressmen. Rahul Gandhi remains Amit Shah’s best asset

Three weeks have gone by since the Gujarat Rajya Sabha election saw Ahmed Patel scoring a sensational victory over the formidable forces of Amit Shah.

27 Aug 2017

August 15 was the wrong date, chosen for the wrong reason. Also, Iqbal’s Hindustan Hamara deserves a fresh look

Has the time come for Independence Day to be shifted to a date other than August 15? The question is neither facetious nor irrelevant.

20 Aug 2017

Time to ponder what happened to independence. How the confidence of 1947 gave way to antagonisms

“August 15, 1947 will go down in history as one of the most memorable dates, not for India alone but for Asia and the world... For India it marks the beginning of a new age, a new outlook, a new futur

13 Aug 2017

A Strong man gets his due, but BJP betrays a greed for one-party power. that’s dangerous for India

D K Shivakumar is Karnataka’s most formidable politician.

06 Aug 2017

Narayanan’s non-partisanship was classic. So was Kalam’s. Mukherjee played safe. His successor will be safer

In his farewell speech, President Pranab Mukherjee highlighted India’s strong points and said they had become endangered.

30 Jul 2017

Lalu is natural target in the fight against corruption, but the problem is larger. All parties are guilty

Mention corruption, and the names of some politicians jump out like registered trademarks. Lalu Prasad Yadav is right when he says that the BJP government is hunting him for political reasons.

23 Jul 2017

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