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 2019 Election melodrama waxes and wanes full of sound and fury signifying for the most part an unceasing vulgarity, which now and again descends into music hall comedy. The third part of the seven phases of voting was duly completed on schedule,...

Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Orient, was laid low by a series of eight coordinated bombings across the country which, according to early reports, had resulted in 310 or more deaths. The iconic Roman Catholic Cathedral in the capital Colombo and...

The most divisive, abusive general election campaign in living memory ended its first phase merciful on April 10, with voting beginning the following day. The campaign resumed and descended at times to the pits; the BJP, on one occasion, described...

The great Indian rope trick mutated from fiction to iconic fact, as the country’s first killer satellite soared into space bringing India membership of the exclusive club of, which includes the United States, Russia (both pioneering leaders)...

Amidst the brouhaha of the Lilliputians, a giant was gathered to his fathers. Manohar Parrikar, longtime Chief Minister of Goa and former Indian Defence Minister die at his home in Panaji, having lost his battle with cancer of the pancreas. ...

India’s future historians may look on February 25, 2019 as a milestone in the country’s journey from soft to hard state, The first baby step was taken back in October 1947 when the Pakistan sponsored Pathan tribal invasion of the Kashmir valley...

Kashmir continues to dominate Indian  media discourse.  In the wake of the tragic deaths of 40 Indian soldiers of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force  and their aftermath, not to speak of the wider diplomatic and strategic ramifications,...

Before fields Uttar Pradesh Chief  Minister Yogi Adityanath as a campaigner for the 2019 general election in other states, should dwell on the darker aspects of governance in his own bailiwick: frequent lynching, riots, poor hospital care, robberies,...

Kolkata’s Time of Troubles, it would appear, has no detectable end, as  one disaster follows another in a relentless karmic cycle, beginning with fires, moving to collapsed flyovers, bridges, climaxed by  a calamitous inferno that raged for...



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