T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
Hitler, Nehru and a worthless Bose

When those who don’t have it in them think they have it in them, it’s sad. Chandra Kumar Bose was a qualified management expert who did well in the Tatas for many years.

29 Apr 2018

The age of darkness is upon us

A responsible government would seek ways to not only contain the criminality that seems to be growing, but also examine the sociological aspects of the issue.

22 Apr 2018

Promoting bad governance is bad

So it’s the mixture as before—Shri Arun Jaitley is wise, ministers of southern states are dumb.

15 Apr 2018

Ram Bhakti, Like news, goes fake

We haven’t had a more turbulent Ram Navami in recent memory.

08 Apr 2018

Why do neighbours dislike india?

Major political shifts are taking place in India’s immediate neighbourhood—all of them inauspicious to India.

01 Apr 2018

A smart game in Karnataka

The joke of the season is a BJP leader accusing Karnataka’s Congress chief minister of dividing people along communal lines.

25 Mar 2018

Time for revisionist communism

Governmental non-performance in Kerala and electoral devastation in Tripura gave the CPM its unfinest hour in history.

18 Mar 2018

Elections are now miracles

A tree with no roots and no leaves, nevertheless bears fruit in Tripura; the BJP, with a previous record of 0, wins 35 of 59 seats.

11 Mar 2018

The great bank robbery. By all

The funny thing about the banking fraud that is rocking the country is that no one is accountable for it.

04 Mar 2018

India ‘in hands of goondas’

Justice Katju is known for using language of the extreme kind. But more often than not, his words hit the bull’s eye of truth. They did so last week when he spoke to a regional channel.

25 Feb 2018

How not to facelift culture

Indian literature is the richer for the election of Chandrasekhara Kambar as President of the Sahitya Akademi.

18 Feb 2018

Close to superpowerdom, but...

Confidence, authoritativeness and clear warning signals echo from China’s published statements on the Maldives crisis. Keep off, it tells the UN.

11 Feb 2018

Unity, yes. but who will be the PM?

Now that the budget has assured Devaloka by 2019, we can return to more mundane things: How the Opposition parties can unite against the BJP.

04 Feb 2018

Karat’s suicide mode: RSS approves

We have to sympathise with communist hardliner Prakash Karat. He is unable to decide whether Enemy No. 1 is the BJP or Sitaram Yechury. In public he said it was the BJP.

28 Jan 2018

New Kerala model? no harm hoping

Something extraordinary happened in Kerala last week. It is a state that was taken over quite some time ago by time-servers in public life, corruption kings and one-man parties with names that incorpo

21 Jan 2018

Divided people are easy targets

Way back in 1857 a foreign journalist described India in words that seem eerily relevant today.

14 Jan 2018

Princes in politics? (not Patiala)

There’s something about royalty that excites the popular mind. Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej reigned from 1946 to 2016 to become the world’s longest reigning monarch; he was so popular that when he di

07 Jan 2018

Into a mixed-up, convoluted 2018

Machimanda Deviah caught the spirit of our times when he posted: The black buck who was driving Salman Khan’s car had killed Arushi Talwar because she did 2G scam which jumped to death.

31 Dec 2017

Thunderous lessons from Gujarat

The reactions to the Gujarat election results were as boastful as the campaign rhetoric was hypocritical, proving yet again that politicians never learn anything.

24 Dec 2017

How ego politics help the enemy

Small minds can create big dislocations in a democracy. When Prakash Karat says that the CPM's purity cannot be diluted by association with bourgeois parties, when Sharad Pawar fields 72 candidates

17 Dec 2017

Looking beyond a sham election

No harm would have come to the Congress Party if Rahul Gandhi was named President one fine morning. Much harm was done to its image by staging a charade of an election.

10 Dec 2017

Judges must cross lakshman rekha

Jawaharlal Nehru showed the judiciary its place when he said in the Constituent Assembly in 1949: “No Supreme Court can make itself a third chamber.

03 Dec 2017

Abdul Karim Telgi, Harshad Mehta were geniuses of crime; but a philosophy evolved: ‘money is very bad, sir’

Abdul Karim Telgi’s passing should remind us that only in India are criminals so creative.

05 Nov 2017

Mass appeal is easy for filmstars, but respect is tough. Amitabh Bachchan earned it, after many setbacks

Filmstars seldom celebrate their birthdays. Perhaps they do not want to know that they are getting older by the year. Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday (October 11, 1942) was an exception.

22 Oct 2017