Vol 11 Issue 8, Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 27, 2020.


  • Even 5-star audience reserved applause for Kejriwal

    Aamir Raza Husain's timely play at the ITC theatre would by itself have made for a satisfactory evening. But the appearance of L.K. Advani, Arvind Kejriwal and some Delhi Congress leaders at the event added an interesting diversion. This, obviously, because we are in the thick of a histori
      Posted    2014-03-01    Vol Issue
  • Rise of extremist Buddhism in Sri Lanka

    Suddenly, a group of monks, with heads clean shaven and wearing saffron & red robes, emerge out of nowhere on a dark street in Colombo. Armed with machettes, stones and other weapons, and their faces deformed by the messages of hatred that they hurl, they head towards the Grandp
      Posted    2014-02-26    Vol Issue
  • Why WhatsApp is so big in India

    While much of India slept Thursday morning, one news of a big-time sale spread in minutes through the country, on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, long before the mainstream media picked it up. Facebook was buying WhatsApp for $16 billion in stock and cash, going up to a likely $19 b
      Posted    2014-02-20    Vol Issue
  • 7 things North Indians should know about Tamils

    The North Indian media holds some strong prejudices about Tamil society. It has no real insight into the Tamil psyche, but always exults in its ignorance, unwilling to learn, but quick to pass its flawed judgments on every issue concerning the Tamils. Be it the political,
      Posted    2014-02-20    Vol Issue
  • Arvind Kejriwal: Will he flatter to deceive?

    If you talk to any street vendor, a fruit seller or a tea stall owner in Delhi, you'll immediately realise why the 'aam admi', the man on the street, so identifies himself with the Aam Admi Party (AAP) and, despite the flak it has been facing for the heretical conduct of the chief
      Posted    2014-02-08    Vol Issue
  • UPA recedes, but NDA or Third Front not sure either

    At this time of the year, Delhiites like to host Sunday lunches on their terraces and lawns where the fare ranges from indifferent kebabs to superb makke di roti and sarson da saag, with gur or jaggery and pure ghee. After the initial unpleasantries about pollution, (wheezing and coughing) the
      Posted    2014-02-08    Vol Issue
  • 'India's indigenous nuclear program on backburner'

    Asked about his greatest achievement during the last nine-and-a-half years he was Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said the Indo-US Nuclear Cooperation Agreement of 2008 which is supposed to have bestowed India with Nuclear Weapons Power status. The reasons why the USA desperate
      Posted    2014-02-07    Vol Issue
  • 7 mistakes of Rahul that you don't want to repeat

    Rahul Gandhi has become the butt of many jokes on the social media after the interview he gave to television journalist Arnab Goswami of Times Now. The Congress vice president cut a sorry figure as he exposed himself to all the leadership skills he lacked during the 80-minute
      Posted    2014-02-04    Vol Issue
  • There was no Modi during Hashimpura massacre

    If Rahul Gandhi is to be believed, the Congress government tried to stop the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 that left hundreds dead in just three days in Delhi. This is the first time anyone has made this remarkable claim. But if this is indeed true, the victims who deposed against Congres
      Posted    2014-01-30    Vol Issue
  • AAP's scorn for the law sees its halo dimmed

    The anti-corruption crusaders of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) are emerging from their latest controversies with their halos slightly askew. Among those who are hogging the headlines because of their intemperate words and deeds are the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, and the law ministe
      Posted    2014-01-27    Vol Issue
  • Will Kejriwal inspire Jayalalithaa?

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has introduced a new brand of politics. He has refused to be the stereotype Chief Minister and is adopting strategies that many are finding difficult to accept. By escalating the confrontation between a minister in his cabinet and some cops
      Posted    2014-01-20    Vol Issue
  • In defence of AAP minister's 'vigilantism'

    Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti deserves kudos for what he did the other night - going after an alleged prostitution ring involving Africans and Indians. It is no one's case that every word uttered by Bharti was right and everyone he pointed an accusing finger at was in
      Posted    2014-01-17    Vol Issue
  • Should reservations continue forever?

    It is indeed shameful that even after 66 years of independence, a large majority of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) people live in pathetic conditions, at the mercy of others. This is because only the upper echelons of these groups (
      Posted    2014-01-17    Vol Issue
  • Even Kashmiri separatist leaders wary of AAP

    Not only India's national political parties but some separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir also fear the emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal. They are afraid of the likely impact this party will have in the state. This is evident
      Posted    2014-01-10    Vol Issue
  • Indian Muslims, AAP and a lost opportunity

    Many Muslims in Delhi are very happy with the arrival of Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on the political scene. But Muslims, who always had a representation in the Sheila Dikshit cabinet, are disappointed that there is no Muslim in Kejriwal's cabinet. Muslims them
      Posted    2014-01-08    Vol Issue
  • Five ways you could be snooped on in 2014

    The United States National Security Agency, Prism, its clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining programme and whistleblower Edward Joseph Snowden. Back home, the Amit Shah tapes and the Central Monitoring System. You'd think, 2013 was the year of government-sponsored snooping.
      Posted    2013-12-31    Vol Issue
  • Sangh Parivar will not succeed in Ramanathapuram

    It seems the Sangh Parivar can stoop to any level to create disaffection and disharmony in society. A recent article published in the pro-Sangh Parivar daily, The Pioneer, has alleged that fatwas (Muslim religious edicts) have been issued to ban the entry of ‘outsiders’
      Posted    2013-12-24    Vol Issue
  • Decoding Kejriwal: A servant-leader in the making

    A political party established in November 2012 became a ray of hope for voters in Delhi. Kejriwal went on to defeat three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Delhiites disillusioned with corruption and poor governance put their faith in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Kejriwal, an eng
      Posted    2013-12-14    Vol Issue
  • Give SC status for Dalit Christians

    Christians of Scheduled Caste Origin (CSCO), also called Dalit Christians, and Dalit Muslims, have been asserting their right for equal Constitutional provisions at par with fellow Dalits of this country. This has been denied to them historically by the Constitution (Scheduled Caste) Order &nd
      Posted    2013-12-14    Vol Issue
  • Kejriwal and Parrikar: Story of two Congress slayers

    Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP's) battering of the Congress and the emergence of Arvind Kejriwal as a beacon of political hope bear remarkable similarity to the summer of 2012 when Manohar Parrikar and the BJP took power in Goa in a near similar manner. So much so, the increasing pu
      Posted    2013-12-12    Vol Issue
  • A not-so-good year for Rajapakasa and his coterie

    The noose is tightening around President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his racist regime that conducted a genocidal war against the Tamils in 2009. Developments in the last couple of years, especially in recent months, do not bode well for Rajapaksa and his coterie of evil men. When j
      Posted    2013-12-11    Vol Issue
  • Stop the rape of the coast in Odisha

    The series of ports that the Naveen Patnaik government has planned along the Odisha coast poses a serious danger to the coastal ecosystem. As the mineral deposits of Odisha have always lured corporate houses involved in mining and steel production, the state government has identifie
      Posted    2013-12-04    Vol Issue
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020