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...

Lynching is now the foremost concern in the public space. The case by a mob lynching a Muslim farmer in Alwar, Rajasthan, on suspicion that he was taking his two cows for slaughter, was especially gruesome. His injuries led to his death. The...

The no-confidence motion tabled in Parliament by an Opposition coalition ended in a comfortable 325-126 majority for the government. The debate closed with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi a warm, if somewhat...

The Indian government has invited the US president Donald Trump to be the chief guest at next year's Republic Day celebrations. The Indian government is awaiting the US government's response where the latter has indicated that Trump administration...

The political silly season remains a year-long phenomenon, the idiocy ebbs and flows, the waters rarely stilled by logic, reason or coherence. The most weather-beaten subjects dull the public mind, none more so than Indira Gandhi’s Emergency...

The Centre’s peace initiative in Kashmir in the Islamic holy month of Ramzan brought not peace but greater bloodshed. The Hurriyat leadership, blinkered and defiant, spurned the olive branch. The PDF-led State government of Chief Minister Mufti...

A young Indian woman, a junior international chess champion to boot, had the courage and moral integrity to say no to a demand that she play with a headscarf at the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held in Hamadan from July 26-August 4.

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. 



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