Who defines intolerance?

Former Mumbai police commissioner and director general of police, Gujarat and Punjab, Julio Ribeiro, recently expressed unhappiness with the Bharatiya Janata Party for inducing 10 Congress MLAs to its side in Goa, deviating from its political philosophy and ethics. Recalling his friendship with Ms. Laxmi Kanta Chawla and Hit Abhilashi … Read More

Caught in a limbo

Faced with the near unanimous verdict of the International Court of Justice (15:1) on the imprisonment of India’s former naval officer, Islamabad buckled on July 19, 2019 and informed Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav of his rights under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963, and promised consular access. … Read More

Food safety concerns

In Rottenseed! Cottonseed, Alzheimer’s and Your Brain, nutritionist Bruce Semon traces the rise of Alzheimer’s to a toxin in cottonseed, that goes to the brain and randomly ties up important structures there. Cottonseed, a byproduct of cotton farming, contains poisons but is routinely fed to farm animals, poultry and fish, … Read More

Delimitation debate

Recent euphoria over a fresh delimitation exercise to restructure the lopsided constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir quickly dissipated as the Centre denied media reports that Home Minister Amit Shah is considering such a move. Since then, Governor Satpal Malik has earned public ire for asserting that the government has no … Read More

Lurching from crisis to crisis

Although Sonia Gandhi’s formidable personality holds the Congress together, the party is beginning to flounder in the absence of clarity on whether Rahul Gandhi’s resignation has been withdrawn or accepted. The Wayanad MP offered to quit at the Congress Working Committee meeting on May 25, taking full responsibility for the … Read More

Reinventing the Brand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is accused of making the 2019 general election a presidential race centred on his formidable personality and powerful oratory, thus ensuring the landslide victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (303; NDA 353). However, his principal challenger, Rahul Gandhi, made the contest monarchical with his family-driven rhetoric … Read More

The intolerance of Time

It is unproductive to speculate why, but a vocal section of the Western commentariat is showing an increasing intolerance towards strong and nation-centric leaders in the rest of the world. Three notable examples are Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi. Putin won in May 2018, Xi Jinping can’t be … Read More

Congress’ cup of sorrows

In the rough and tumble of the country’s longest election season, politicians often make statements for political mileage. Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s exaggerated claims of benefits accruing to industrialist Anil Ambani from the Rafale deal, his inability to stick to one figure for the corporate loans allegedly written off by … Read More

Questions on Smriti degree will shake foundations of Rahul and Sonia

केंद्रीय मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी ने 2014 में जबसे अमेठी के सांसद राहुल गांधी को कड़ी टक्कर देते हुए उनकी जीत का अंतर घटा दिया तभी से वह कांग्रेसी नेताओं और उनके वफादारों को कांटे की तरह चुभ रही हैं। इस संसदीय क्षेत्र की जरूरतें पूरी करने की दिशा में पिछले … Read More

The missing challenger

One of the most remarkable features of this year’s general elections is the failure of the opposition parties to stitch a “grand alliance” to challenge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)–National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Even more inexplicable is the Congress Party’s sudden dysfunction, when it should have been upbeat after staving … Read More