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...

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...

The deaths of seven Hindu pilgrims from Gujarat in Kashmir by jihadi terrorists sent shock waves across India. They were on their way to the famed Amarnath cave when their bus was ambushed. All the passengers might have been killed but for the...

It was a rare occurrence to witness good news subsuming the bad. The Indian media awoke to the significance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, where he was accorded a red carpet welcome by Israel’s great and good. An embrace...

Enough is enough. This is India, not some jihadi banana state with blasphemy laws and murders of infidels. It is with deep dismay that the good people of India have been watching the horrorscope of lynching – reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan...

Prime Minister Narenda Modi proved once again that he has no rival as master tactician in the country. While India had been holding its breath for the ruling BJP coalition to announce its candidate for the next president of the Republic, he...

The West Bengal Himalayan hill resort of Darjeeling has been set ablaze by activists of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in support of their party’s demand for a separate State of Gorkhaland. A general strike called by the GJM in Darjeeling...

US investment bank Morgan Stanley, sees the Sensex rising to 34,000 by June 2018. To the question, where do the Indian markets go from here, the answer was unequivocal: Up another 9 per cent, said Jonathan Gartner, the bank’s Chief Asia and...

Indian politics reverted to type last week. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) announced that it would begin an investigation into the business dealings of Karti Chidambaram, son of the former Congress finance minister P Chidambaram....


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