Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure
Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It is next to impossible that the entire rubbished currency will be replaced by the proposed deadline of December…

Tags: Demonetisation narendra modi

Strange that PC should talk of media freedom
Strange that PC should talk of media freedom

Virendra Kapoor

Monday, 17 October 2016

It is much ado about nothing, really. A section of the media has tried to work itself into a…

Tags: media freedom p. chidambaram PC

Modi's memo to Rawalpindi: This India is tough, deal with it
Modi's memo to Rawalpindi: This India is tough, deal with it

Virendra Kapoor

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Despite warning that there will be a strong and befitting response to Uri at a time and location…

Tags: India islamabad nawaz sharif Nraendra Modi Pakistan rawalpindi surgical strikes

Uri will soon be forgotten and the crimes of Pakistan forgiven
Uri will soon be forgotten and the crimes of Pakistan forgiven

Virendra Kapoor

Sunday, 25 September 2016

  Away from the news TV cameras, security and foreign policy specialists  will tell you that it is  foolhardy to…

Tags: narendra modi Pakistan Uri

After Uri, India wants action, not PM's loud words
After Uri, India wants action, not PM's loud words

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Pakistan has washed its hands of the deadly terrorist attack on the Indian Army camp in Uri. India’s rogue  neighbour could not be…

Tags: jammu and kashmir narendra modi nawaz sharif Pakistan Pathankot sartaj aziz uri attacks

'Azadi' means secession, never mind the bunk
'Azadi' means secession, never mind the bunk

Virendra Kapoor

Monday, 29 August 2016

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has gone and come back from Kashmir. There is no sign of a thaw in violence as yet. There…

Tags: Azaazi India jammu and kashmir Kashmir Kashmir unrest mehbooba mufti narendra modi Pakistan rajnath singh secession

Raghuram Rajan did a good job in Mint Street
Raghuram Rajan did a good job in Mint Street

Virendra Kapoor

Sunday, 14 August 2016

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan was candid enough to admit that he wanted a second term. The Government, in its wisdom, denied it to him. There should be…

Tags: inflation raghuram rajan rbi governor subramanian swamy UPA

GST:  Politicians not devoid of good sense
GST: Politicians not devoid of good sense

Virendra Kapoor

Sunday, 7 August 2016

It was the finest hour for celebrating cooperative federalism. The national polity coming together to pass the GST Constitutional amendment Bill…

Tags: BJP Congress Goods and Services Tax Bill GST narendra modi

Subramanian Swamy: a great talent bent on self-destruction
Subramanian Swamy: a great talent bent on self-destruction

Virendra Kapoor

Monday, 27 June 2016

What can the BJP, or, for that matter, anyone else  do about Subramanian Swamy  when he is bent on…

Tags: BJP narendra modi raghuram rajan rajya sabha RSS subramanian swamy

Come November, Americans must overcome the Orlando challenge
Come November, Americans must overcome the Orlando challenge

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The horrific homophobic slaughter of nearly 50 people in a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday is bound…

Tags: ISIS Orlando Orlando massacre Orlando shooting United States of America US Gay Club Attack

The  decline and fall of Congress under a clueless Rahul Gandhi
The decline and fall of Congress under a clueless Rahul Gandhi

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

In the normal course, the outcome of the recent Assembly polls ought to have sent shock waves in the…

Tags: Congress gandhis Rahul Gandhi sonia gandhi Virendra Kapoor

Let down yet again by her Italian connection?
Let down yet again by her Italian connection?

Virendra Kapoor

Monday, 2 May 2016

The Congress spokesman was correct in saying that the entire money paid to Augusta Westland, the Anglo-Italian helicopter-maker, was…

Tags: agustawestland AgustaWestland chopper deal Congress Finmeccanica Italy sonia gandhi

Puzzling silence of the secularist brigade over NIT atrocity
Puzzling silence of the secularist brigade over NIT atrocity

Virendra Kapoor

Friday, 8 April 2016

Where have all the secularists gone! Even if you grant that Kashmiri students of the Srinagar-based National Institute of…

Tags: afzal guru India JNU Kashmiri students narendra modi Virendra Kapoor

Why did Mallya not flee when UPA was in power?
Why did Mallya not flee when UPA was in power?

Virendra Kapoor

Sunday, 13 March 2016

                 Q:      Why did Vijay Mallya feel safe all through the UPA years?                  A:   Simple,  there was no honest…

Tags: BJP UPA vijay mallya

Vijay Mallya had it coming but other defaulters under no less pressure
Vijay Mallya had it coming but other defaulters under no less pressure

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Nobody need feel sorry for  Vijay Mallya. The celebrity playboy fully deserves what is being meted out to him….

Tags: liquor baron Modi government vijay mallya

JNU imbroglio:  Government scored a self-goal arresting Kanhaiya Kumar
JNU imbroglio: Government scored a self-goal arresting Kanhaiya Kumar

Virendra Kapoor

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Agreed, Kanhaiya Kumar is not, repeat, not an anti-national. And did not deserve to be slapped with the sedition charge. …

Tags: afzal guru JNU row Kanhaiya Kanhaiya Kumar Virendra Kapoor

Misguided JNU boys ought to be spared the sedition charge
Misguided JNU boys ought to be spared the sedition charge

Virendra Kapoor

Monday, 15 February 2016

Very often youthful insouciance or ideological extremism makes one lost sight of  national interest. The case of Islamic extremists,…

Tags: afzal guru AISA Jawaharlal Nehru University Kanhaiya Kumar

Till his suicide, politicians saw no votes
Till his suicide, politicians saw no votes

Virendra Kapoor

Monday, 25 January 2016

Rohith Vemula, the Hyderabad University doctorate student who committed suicide, would have been alive today had they not stopped…

Tags: Rohith Vemula's suicide yakub memon

Post-Pathankot, India must inflict costs on Pakistan
Post-Pathankot, India must inflict costs on Pakistan

Virendra Kapoor

Thursday, 7 January 2016

India might be in danger of repeating the same old futile exercise which had followed the 26/11 Mumbai atrocity…

Tags: nawaz sharif Pathankot Air Force base attack PM Modi

National Herald Case: Bail a right, jail an exception
National Herald Case: Bail a right, jail an exception

Virendra Kapoor

Monday, 21 December 2015

Now that faux  bravado has given way to commonsense, and the Gandhis have got themselves bail in the National…

Tags: indira gandhi National Herald Case parliament Rahul Gandhi subramanian swamy

After a spell of brinkmanship, it is jaw-jaw again
After a spell of brinkmanship, it is jaw-jaw again

Virendra Kapoor

Saturday, 12 December 2015

From Paris to Islamabad via New Delhi can be a long and tiring journey. But given the will nothing…

Tags: manmohan singh MODI nawaz sharif NSA Pakistan SAARC

Obama must take lead in framing a global charter of action against jihadi terror
Obama must take lead in framing a global charter of action against jihadi terror

Virendra Kapoor

Saturday, 14 November 2015

It is Paris again. The barbarians masquerading as Islamic warriors and shouting ~Aallahu Akbar~ killed at least 130 people…

Tags: France jihadi jihadi terror Obama paris Paris attacks

Award returnees: Truth that is not being told
Award returnees: Truth that is not being told

Virendra Kapoor

Saturday, 31 October 2015

  Whatever is the outcome in Bihar – and it is so close, it is impossible to call – the…

Tags: award returnees bihar Congress religious intolerance in india Sahitya Akademi Virendra Kapoor

Despite negative campaign of critics, India keeps head on shoulders
Despite negative campaign of critics, India keeps head on shoulders

Virendra Kapoor

Saturday, 24 October 2015

It would be easy to conclude from the media, especially from the fiercely competitive TRP-hungry TV channels, that India…

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Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities
Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities

Kanchan Gupta

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What was threatening to turn into a fratricidal war similar to the battles at Kurukshetra that pitted kith versus…

Tags: akhilesh yadav lucknow mulayam singh samajwadi party uttar pradesh

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 
It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 

By Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Call it a well-scripted drama or a choreographed act, there is no denying that Akhilesh Yadav has pulled off…

Tags: akhilesh yadav cycle

Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment
Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment

By Sandhya Jain

Monday, 16 January 2017

After decades of denying rampant discrimination against poor and lower caste converts, the Catholic Church has officially concluded that…

Tags: Christianity Dalit Hindu Community Prevention of Atrocities Act

Kohraa
Kohraa

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 16 January 2017

  This mid-1960s film had everything to redefine the horror genre in Hindi cinema but ended up being a glorious…

Tags: Kohraa

With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too
With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too

By Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 16 January 2017

  Former Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday carrying many tales and secrets…

Tags: Barnala death Surjit Singh Barnala

It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon
It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon

By Aakar Patel

Monday, 16 January 2017

India’s Foreign Minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world’s largest online retailer bend. What happened was…

Tags: amazon Foreign Minister

Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?
Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?

By Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 12 January 2017

This is an age of disruption. And Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is supposed to be the master of…

Tags: AAP CM candidate kejriwal punjab

Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?
Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?

By Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 9 January 2017

    Key Indian financial policy inputs have come from a series of highly qualified US-backed World Bank(WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington think-tank/American academia nominees, for over 25 years…

Tags: arun jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes

Citizens need healthcare more than guns
Citizens need healthcare more than guns

Aakar Patel

Monday, 9 January 2017

I’m writing this from Hertfordshire in England, with a fractured foot. I was bowling when my left foot turned…

Tags: aakar patel healthcare healthcare england healthcare india healthcare UK HOSPITALS IN UK

Inkaar
Inkaar

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 9 January 2017

  This edition of Classic Corner takes a relook at Raj N. Sippy’s Inkaar (1977) that adapted a Japanese original…

Tags: Cinema Obscura Inkaar

No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent
No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent

By Rajesh Singh

Monday, 9 January 2017

Feuds in political families happen all the time. We saw that in Andhra Pradesh years ago after NT Rama…

Tags: AIADMK mulayam singh yadav Yadav

Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal
Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The BJP’s West Bengal strategy since the 2014 Lok Sabha election would leave even its most ardent supporters and…

Tags: BJP CBI Demonetisation mamata banerjee mulayam singh yadav narendra modi trinamool congress West Bengal

Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump
Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump

Divya Kumar Soti

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was a bigger jolt for Pakistan than poll pundits who got…

Tags: Donald Trump Pakistan terrorism united states

2016 has been a year of disruptive change
2016 has been a year of disruptive change

Sandip Ghose

Saturday, 31 December 2016

We are exiting 2016 – with one section of the people feeling mauled and battered and a vast majority…

Tags: 2017 Demonetisation narendra modi NEW YEAR

More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy
More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

No, this isn’t about Modi’s governance; or the 60+ U-turns in a fantasy demonetization series. And certainly not about…

Tags: Ashish Nehra ravichandran ashwin virat kohli yuvraj singh

After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?
After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Since his return from Japan in the second week of November, most rallies where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has…

Tags: currency ban Demonetisation narendra modi tax

George Michael is never gonna sing again
George Michael is never gonna sing again

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 26 December 2016

In the 1990s when George Michael was entangled in a legal spat with Sony music, a case that cost…

Tags: CARELESS WHISPER George Michael Last Chirstmas

In praise of Modi
In praise of Modi

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 25 December 2016

No leader in India and perhaps no other political figure in any modern democracy could have survived the demonetisation…

Tags: BJP Congress narendra modi

Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go
Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

For a record fifth time, an “enemy property” ordinance has been promulgated by Narendra Modi Government, thus week throwing…

Tags: narendra modi Pataudi Taimur Ali Khan

A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?
A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Virat’s team has dwarfed players of Himalayan reputations. But are they even better than The Originals of this millennium?…

Tags: Befikre cricket England India virat kohli

Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code
Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Allahabad High Court’s comments, declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of the rights of Muslim women, has confounded…

Tags: triple talaq Uniform Civil Code

Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes
Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

  These are testing times for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Tipped to step into Sonia Gandhi’s shoes, he is under…

Tags: Congress Rahul Gandhi

Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?
Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?

Rajesh Singh

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Modi Government’s demonetisation decision has aroused the prospects of two political alignments with different timelines. The…

Tags: Congress Demonetisation lok sabha mulayam singh yadav narendra modi nitish kumar Rashtriya Lok Dal samajwadi party trinamool congress

Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure
Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It is next to impossible that the entire rubbished currency will be replaced by the proposed deadline of December…

Tags: Demonetisation narendra modi

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