A Surya Prakash

The Election Commission should not gag speech

It can be said that every government has hand-picked election commissioners. It is also reasonable to presume that in every major election, every government has had its wish list.

10 May 2021

Rahul, emergency and capturing institutions

The former Congress chief claimed that his party did not and does not have the capability to capture institutions. How credible is his statement?

10 Mar 2021

Twitter is not above our country’s law

The government and Indian people have noticed the double standards employed by the social media platform while handling the violence at Capitol Hill and Red Fort 

10 Mar 2021

Stop lecturing India about democracy

India is the largest and most vibrant democracy in the world. Why do we allow small nations, often incomplete democracies, to define the concept and lecture us on these values?

10 Mar 2021

Not a good idea for Tejashwi to imitate Trump

The young RJD leader campaigned well and offered a stiff fight to the NDA. However, some of this shine has worn off after his Trump-like baseless claims of electoral fraud

10 Mar 2021

Recalling Ambedkar’s Advice

Babasaheb said violent protests imperil democracy. People agitating over the apex court verdict on SC/ST Act must keep this in mind

24 Apr 2018

Nip Secession demands in the bud 

Three generations of Indians have toiled over 70 years to bind this nation together. And now some reckless voices are calling for secession

10 Apr 2018

Stopping the evil of defections

The vice president suspended two JD(U) MPs from Rajya Sabha citing anti-defection law. Here are some lessons from the ruling

22 Dec 2017

Padmavati row: the real culprits

The irrational response to the movie is due to the deep distrust among Hindus over the history of India written by Nehruvian and Marxist historians

21 Nov 2017

The iron man must get his due

There has been a sustained effort to keep us in the dark on Sardar Patel’s achievements, the biggest of which was the unification of India

07 Nov 2017

Cleansing electoral politics

The outcome of two cases in the Supreme Court will determine how far we advance in ensuring the accountability of elected representatives

24 Oct 2017

Lessons from the row over Indu Sarkar

Congress’ cacophony over the movie is expected. But it is the deafening silence of the Lutyens’ citizenry that is baffling

01 Aug 2017

The battle between two estates

In all major cases involving over-sensitive legislatures and the media, the Houses have had to bow to judicial opinion

04 Jul 2017

Time is ripe to pluck out triple talaq

Unlike the Congress governments of the past, the NDA has taken a firm stand to uphold constitutional values

23 May 2017

Why the media missed the 'tsuNAMO'

Pundits don’t go beyond the moth-eaten script that sees everything through the prism of ‘secularism’ and Hindu communalism.

13 Mar 2017