T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
Dear BJP, ‘Didi-o-didi’ has reverse effects too

Home Minister Amit Shah was bent on winning Bengal this time.

09 May 2021

Desperate people tell leaders: Go

As India's most image-conscious prime minister, Modi must be particularly upset about the way the world has revised its estimates of him.

02 May 2021

What is the issue, Covid or democracy?

Bodies have been stacking up in morgues and crematoriums but central and state governments hide the numbers.

25 Apr 2021

Cremations don’t matter when PM-cares

Two contrasting scenes of shame hit India last week. One was people dying in Ahmedabad in numbers the crematoriums could not handle.

18 Apr 2021

Bofors, Rafales and the beauty of sin

We have a range of freedoms that is unique to us. The French authorities openly said last week that Dassault gave one million euro as “gift” to an Indian middleman in the Rafale aircraft deal.

11 Apr 2021

Democracy even in times of Covid

Democracy is defined as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

04 Apr 2021

'India that is Bharat'. Are we sure?

Congress MP, Shantaram Naik, introduced two Bills in Parliament demanding that the term India be omitted from the country's name.

28 Mar 2021

Struggle, struggle and struggle again

The World Economic Forum says that Indians born in low-income families will take seven generations to even approach the country's mean income.

21 Mar 2021

Kerala polls: Pinarayi is about to break a record

Pinarayi Vijayan would be a useful case-study for political leaders. He was a communist who would have got drowned in any other state; he survived in Kerala because communism is not feared there.

14 Mar 2021

It’s now declassified: Racism rules

Let the essential details of history be never forgotten.

07 Mar 2021

Anandavalli differs from Adityanath

The dominance the caste system continues to have in most parts of northern India is peculiar to the north.

28 Feb 2021

Modi vs Disha Ravi and Disha wins!

Many young people are similarly concerned these days, and that is one of the strengths of India. It is astonishing that authorities should see this as a threat necessitating the jailing of students.

21 Feb 2021

Modi cries. India too can only cry

His was a dignified crying that could be managed with a quick flashing of the thumb under the eyeglass and a sip of water.

14 Feb 2021

The world may be sorry for India

More than any other Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi longed for international approbation.

07 Feb 2021

Wrong: Teargas and lathis for farmers

What is astonishing is Prime Minister Modi’s failure to understand the power the farmers have acquired.

31 Jan 2021