Amar Bhushan

Practicing hypocrisy will not help us

Debating mob lynching is the new national obsession. Surely there is a need to feel concerned but kicking up hysteria over the issue only heightens tension among communities.

28 Jul 2018

A case of missed opportunities in J&K

.BJP should have known that hired murderers do not reciprocate and unilateral offer of peace has no takers unless it is extended from a position of strength.

30 Jun 2018

Resort politics saves the day in Karnataka

Karnataka has finally got a government, following a no holds barred election that produced a messy mandate. H D Kumaraswamy of the JD(S) heads it, hugely propped up by the Congress.

01 Jun 2018

Politicising terrorism fails victims

On April 18, when all the accused including Swami Aseemanand were acquitted in Mecca Masjid blast case by the NIA trial court, acrimonious debate followed.

03 May 2018

About time we took up illegal migrants issue

Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, rubbed the raw nerves of the political, social and religious hypocrites when he argued recently that the influx of Bangladeshi migrants had substantially altered the d

13 Mar 2018

Knocking on the Wrong Doors for Justice

Four senior judges of the Supreme Court (J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurien Joseph) created a history of sorts when they held a press conference to hold Chief Justice Dipak Misra

08 Feb 2018

Do Not Despair. India is Reinventing Itself.

If you are an avid watcher of Indian news soap opera, a keen follower of elitist columnists, politicians in the Opposition or a BJP leader starved of Modi’s favours, you may wonder if it is worth wait

20 Jan 2018

How long will India beg its people to respect the national anthem?

These days, cinema is adding to our appetite for inane debates.

18 Nov 2017

Ram Rahim successfully bared our systemic hollowness

Nearly four weeks after the violence in parts of Haryana and Punjab following the sentencing of a spurious messenger of god called Gurmeet Singh, alias Baba Ram Rahim of Dera Sacha Sauda at Sirsa.

24 Sep 2017

From God’s own country, Kerala becomes a killing field

Kerala now holds the dubious distinction of recording the highest number of murders due to political reasons across all parties.

26 Aug 2017

In the wake of lynchings, spare a thought for the cow

The perception created over lynching of Muslims by Gau Rakshaks is hugely distorted.

27 Jul 2017

Presidential polls: Why have political slugfest over a non-event?

India elects its 14th President on July 20, 2017. Typical of all political contests, both the NDA and Congress-led allies have put up candidates, accusing each other of petty-mindedness and betrayal.

02 Jul 2017

Conviction of Ex-coal secretary: why agitate over wrong causes?

The coal scam of UPA-2 finally nailed the former coal secretary H C Gupta on May 22.

01 Jun 2017

Forget Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat and Insaniyat. Time to get real!

The violence in Kashmir is showing no let up. For months, security forces have been battling against heavily-armed terrorists.

05 May 2017

Will Muslims lay the first brick for Ram temple’s foundation?

No issue has been flogged and branded more than the one concerning Ram Janam Bhoomi in Ayodhya.

06 Apr 2017

Give security agencies free hand to deal with IS

The Islamic State (IS) has been in the news for the past seven years for unleashing terror and bloodshed.

30 Mar 2017

Let us abuse to enjoy freedom of expression

It was hilarious to hear a professor of Delhi University crying hoarse that the freedom of expression in India is under threat of extinction and Narendra Modi is turning the country into Ayatollah Kho

10 Mar 2017

Why must leaders like Trump and Modi be reviled?

A Trump mania is currently sweeping across the globe.

12 Feb 2017

PM opted courage over caution by making Gen Rawat army chief

The appointment of Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat as the next chief of the Indian Army briefly stole some thunder away from demonetisation.

14 Jan 2017

Stop whining over demonetisation, Modi ended what Nehru started

Demonetisation is our latest national obsession. It has invited plenty of drama, display of crude emotions, motivated comments and forecasts of doomsday for Indian economy. 

10 Dec 2016

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