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Lessons for Congress

Thursday, February 23, 2017


The recent civic elections in Mumbai are to be taken as a wake up call for Congress, because they are not just a reflection of how Congress performed in Mumbai, but a proleptic reflection of the party’s future in the years to come. As of now, Congress has only the precedent of the past to …

India v China

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Indi and China are at a crossroads where every step taken by either country will have a significant influence on how the world views the domain of control in south-asia. China has repeatedly taken steps to infringe and expand terretory and currently endorse Masood Azhar against the entire world wanting him to be labelled as a …

Towards civilised policing

Saturday, February 18, 2017


The home ministry and state governments must ensure soft skills are imparted to policemen and especially to the lower ranks with rising incidents of misbehaviour forwards women and common citizens. It is important for effective and good governance of the nation that the people have faith in the infrastructure of the state. However, that is …

Pak’s terror demons

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Nearly 100 people were killed and several injured tonight when an Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up inside the crowded shrine of revered Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan town, some 200 KM northeast of Karachi, in a string of deadly blasts this week in Pakistan. The bomber entered the shrine through its Golden …

Elections, UP and India

Thursday, February 16, 2017


While many believe that the election in UP is critical for UP, few are asking how it will shape the battle for India in 2019. The Rahul-Akhilesh alliance is more the agenda of taking down BJP than it is about Rahul and Akhilesh working together. The reasons are simple. UP is the largest state in …

A new dawn for Tamil Nadu

Monday, February 06, 2017


AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala was on Sunday elected as legislature party leader by MLAs during a party meeting, paving way for her to become next Tamil Nadu chief minister. “Chinnamma all set to become the Next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,” AIADMK said in a tweet. Panneerselvam proposed her name at the meeting of …

What Punjab Needs

Friday, February 03, 2017


With the Punjab elections right around the corner, it is time to also think about the kind of government that the state needs rather than the government it will get.  The land of five rivers is an important state not only for the Indian Agro industry, but also because of its rich culture and past. …

Dear Salman, we’re being human, but not being stupid

Friday, January 27, 2017


In September 1998, during the shoot of film Hum Saath Saath Hai, Salman Khan along with Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, allegedly killed two Blackbucks. It’s 2017 and the case in still pending in the court. Today, all the actors appeared before Jodhpur court and have given their statements. According to Salman, …

PM Modi: Pak must end terror for dialogue with India

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in a clear and pointed message to Pakistan asserted that India alone cannot walk path of peace suggesting that Islamabad “must walk away from terror if it wants to have dialogue with India”. In what can be described as the BJP-led government’s foreign policy doctrine Modi outlined his approach …

Leaving Them Alone

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Dangal actress Zaira Wasim has issued a public apology via her Facebook account, after her meeting with Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti triggered a backlash. Some parts of her apology raised questions, about whom she was referring to. She wrote, “I want to make it very clear that I do not want anyone …

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