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...

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...

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...



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