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...

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...

The keenly awaited government reshuffle was greeted by a wave of excitement, for this was no ordinary game of musical chairs. Four new faces on show were former bureaucrats who had joined the ruling BJP, before its ascent to power. Their experience...

Panchkula, in Haryana, was the eye of the storm as mobs went on the rampage, burning cars, buses and property – anything that caught their attention. They gave vent to their rage at the CBI court judgment pronouncing local godman Gurmeet Ram...

Independence Day was celebrated with the expected pomp and circumstance, with a measured speech to the nation by President Ram Nath Kovind and one more robust and rousing by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They ticked the right boxes, from the...

Venkaiah Naidu has been elected Vice President of India by a substantial majority of State legislators. Mr Naidu was the candidate of the ruling BJP coalition at the Centre. His opponent Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the Congress-led Opposition nominee,...

Future generations of Indians may well say of president, Pranab Mukherjee, that nothing so became his period in office than the leaving of it. At a time when Indian politics is more fractious than at any time within living memory, his leave-taking...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi found his voice again – not too soon either – on the hideous practice of lynching by cow protection vigilantes. Addressing an all-party meeting on the eve of the monsoon session of parliament, he called on State...


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