Prabhu Chawla

India holds trump card on Kashmir standoff

Donald Trump rushes in where angels fear to tread, which, in this case, is the devil infested vale of Kashmir.

15 hours ago

Indulge dissent with democratic discussion

The two big Ds of politics, Democracy and Dissent, are the inseparable twins in the family of humanity.

12 Jan 2020

Media must rediscover dignity with independence

Centuries ago, Plutarch wrote about king of Armenia who disliked messengers bearing bad news about a coming invasion.

05 Jan 2020

Citizens, not residents, can redeem democracy

A hasty legislative measure by the NDA government has provided ammunition to its opponents, who were looking for trouble in universities and the streets.

29 Dec 2019

Citizenship Act stir: Being in denial about dissent may cost BJP dear

The government could have achieved the CAA’s objective by granting Indian passports to all persecuted minorities in the three Islamic countries.

18 Dec 2019

Modi must pulverise precocious party pundits to regain glow

The PM’s admirers feel he is either misinformed or kept in the dark about the ground reality that 
has led to an eventual erosion of his authority.

04 Dec 2019

BJP uses flexible propriety to dictate new polity

Is the Maharashtra Mahabharata just another circus of convenience, an act that has been 
played out in many states in the past? 

27 Nov 2019

Ideological privilege vs nationalist nuance in JNU

Have salubrious surroundings and flexible classes made JNU an academic luxury resort for revolt? The answer lies in its Leftist genes

20 Nov 2019

Ideology-free alliances dilute central grip on diversity 

Alliances and divorces are common in India’s electoral marriage bureaus. In 1977, ideologically inimical parties combined to defeat Indira to save democracy

13 Nov 2019

Big brotherhood of tech power bugging democracy

With little robust legal protection against Big Brother with Big Ears, any entity with money power can misuse technology to get the dope on all Indians

06 Nov 2019

Predicting consensus over confrontation in BJP’s 2020 vision

Finally, the saffron party will be forced to deal with an Opposition on steroids, and an equally powerful opposition from within in both Haryana & Maharashtra

30 Oct 2019

Record drum roll in states signals Modi 3.0

The PM doesn’t believe in the adage that in politics, you lose some and win some. His numerical nuances are not about a simple majority any more

23 Oct 2019

To beat slowdown, elevate poor consumers to Samarth Bharatiyas

Despite the current economic scenario, the govt is still unwilling to correct its philosophy of helping ‘wealth creators’ instead of empowering consumers

16 Oct 2019

Opprobrious opportunists betray Modi’s smart vision

The speed and enormity with which Indian cities are falling apart has exposed the hollowness and indifference of India’s civic administration

10 Oct 2019

Sharad Pawar survived Gandhi Parivar. But will 'Modi menace' diminish his power?

Sharad Pawar is now going through the darkest phase of his career. He survived the Gandhi Parivar. But will the Modi menace diminish his power?

05 Oct 2019