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...

Mani Shankar Aiyer, once a high flying Congress minister in Delhi, is now an aging octogenarian with little to say that makes sense. Asked about the forthcoming coronation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress Party President in succession to his mother...

November 26, 2017 was the ninth anniversary of the Pakistan-based terrorist attack on Mumbai, India’s financial hub. The jihadi unit came by sea from Karachi and launched their premeditated assault on targeted sites, including the railway station,...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in fine fettle at the ASEAN Summit in Manila. His meeting with US President Donald Trump went off well. Highlighting India’s role in the Asia Pacific region, the Premier, addressed the Indian diaspora, referred...

Demonetization and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) have led to customary abuse of chare and counter-charge between the BJP-led government and the opposition Congress party. When there is more heat than light truth is the likely casualty. A...

The papers got their front-page lead stories right: India has leapt 30 places on the World Bank’s list on ‘ease of doing business,’ in just a year, from 130 to 100. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley looked pleased, as well he might, but said there...

Indian political theatre is never more than a sustained brawl. It makes television a living hell of cacophonic voices, including anchors prone to putting long winded questions to discussants, and then providing equally long-winded answers. The...

Tragedy laced with farce, is never a distant spectacle in India. Close ups are what you can normally expect.  Mumbai, known as the Maximum City, because of its teeming, ever growing population, with migrants pouring from all parts of the country...

Yogi Adityanath took a break from the chief ministership of Uttar Pradesh last week to become the mahant of Gorakhnath temple. Hundreds of people turned up at the temple on Saturday to take part in the tilak utsav of Yogi Adityanath by applying...

The Gorkhaland strike in the hill directs of West Bengal – now into its fourth month – has taken severe toll of the local economy. The disruption has affected education, with the closure of its public schools. The suffering endured by the ordinary...

One of the disturbing aspects of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is its spill-over into India. The egregious Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Chairman of the UN Human Rights Commission, a habitual India-baiter, has attacked India for initiating movers...


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