Bengal violence premeditated

On June 30, 2021, the NHRC panel submitted its interim report to the Calcutta High Court, citing the team’s interaction with over 100 families in 168 places and mentioning complaints about 41 murders and allegations of rape of 13 women A fact-find team of the National Human Rights Commission that … Read More

Stanislaus Lourdusamy: A new martyr?

If left-leaning activists, intellectuals and sympathisers feel that Lourdusamy’s end was suspicious, the Government of Maharashtra would do well to order an enquiry into the circumstances of his death. Missionaries and leftwing activists quickly labelled Jesuit priest, Father Stanislaus Lourdusamy, 83, as a martyr after his death at Holy Family … Read More

Delimitation is the way ahead in Jammu and Kashmir

After four hours of closed-door deliberations, the much-hyped meeting of June 24, 2021, between the Centre and the dethroned politicians of the Kashmir region ended with the Prime Minister’s bland assurance that elections would be held after the ongoing delimitation exercise is concluded. There was no mention of a time … Read More

Damning admission on Coronavirus development

While health experts are now demanding serious studies on the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) that was initially touted as a cheap and effective way to control COVID-19, Ivermectin advocates say that the drug can treat all stages of COVID-19 and reduce hospitalisation and mortality rates due to its anti-viral and … Read More

Probe Coronavirus origins

China refuses to admit that the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic escaped from its labs. However, scientists believe that the virus was man-made and possibly leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan. Surprisingly, the World Health Organisation is giving China benefit of doubt by stating that the evidence was not extensive … Read More

Triumphs and Challenges of Modi 2.0

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term has been both momentous and tumultuous. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term has been both momentous and tumultuous. The spectacular defanging of Article 370 of the Constitution was followed by stiff resistance to the Citizenship Amendment Act and horrendous riots in Delhi, political opposition … Read More

Uttar Pradesh and the COVID corpses

Those living along the banks of the Ganga, especially pilgrims who visit Prayag or Varanasi for a holy dip during amavasya, purnima and other auspicious occasions, have long been accustomed to the sight of an occasional corpse floating down the river. As these incidents were few in number, they were … Read More

Lessons from COVID

A stark lesson from the resurgent COVID-19 virus is that India cannot continue to treat its rural areas with the benign neglect of the past seven decades; the need for an equal health infrastructure from village to district, town, city, to metropolis is imperative. The pandemic has swept aside the … Read More

Kuwait & India dispel misunderstandings and reinforce ties

The sudden visit of Kuwait’s Foreign Minister to India was motivated by a keen desire to overcome the awkwardness caused by anti-Citizenship Amendment Act activism by Indian diaspora, and their lobbying with members of the Government of Kuwait. *  Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State of Cabinet … Read More

Sasikala recusal clears Tamil Nadu pitch

Sasikala’s stunning about-turn, renouncing politics even before making an official debut after her release from prison on January 27, 2021, is eerily reminiscent of film star Rajinikanth’s abjuring the political realm before entering it. Both events occurred a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Chennai. The high profile … Read More