Scrutators

Such has been the disastrous pollution in Delhi and its environs in recent days. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal , driven to desperation, announced  that schools in the city would be closed temporarily to prevent serious damage to the health...

Scrutators

Bangalore was India’s pride, Bangaluru, as the city is now called, is India’s shame. The orgy of violence witnessed last week, of blazing buses and buildings will be etched in the public memory for decades, a benchmark of horror never to be...

The much touted Opposition alignment, more misalliance than alliance, appears to be splitting at the seams, with certain party heads – the TMC’s Mamata  Benerjee, the Communist Party of India’s D.Raja, Telugu Desam’s Chandrababu Naidu and former...

The Karnataka election was tailor-made for India’s all too wooden English-language TV channels. Style and content were eminently predictable, and hence forgettable.

The Janata Dal-Congress coalition has triumphed, but ‘it was a damned close run thing,’ as the victorious Duke of Wellington is supposed to have exclaimed after the Battle of Waterloo. 

Black comedy and farce appear to be way of life for a class of Indian politician whose sole purpose for engaging in public life is to grab media headlines, whatever the cost to their image.

Indian politics witnessed a new farce engineered by the Congress party and its allies – the move to impeach the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Dipak Misra.  The constitutional procedure requires that the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) approve...

It is a mercy to escape the rants and pretentious boasts of India’s lunatic fringe politicians. Biplab Deb, Tripura’s new BJP’s Chief Minister, twitted that India had internet in the classical age of the epic, Mahabharata, much to the amusement...

The silly season in India is an all-year phenomenon, an occasion for political pantomime when participants display their skills in the black arts. Congress leaders, led by the preposterous Rahul Gandhi were on hunger strike following a sumptuous...

The silly season in India is an all-year phenomenon, an occasion for political pantomime when participants display their skills in the black arts. Congress leaders,  led by the preposterous Rahul Gandhi were on hunger strike following a sumptuous...

The Kashmir valley should have been in seasonal bloom, but was, alas, in flames following multiple armed encounters between Indian security forces and jihadi terrorists in Shopian and Anantag, with 12 of the latter and three soldiers losing...

The Kashmir valley should have been in seasonal bloom, but was, alas, in flames following multiple armed encounters between Indian security forces and jihadi terrorists in Shopian and Anantag, with 12 of the latter and three soldiers losing...


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