4 07, 2017

They May Call It Anti-National

By | 2017-07-06T15:20:41+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Perspectives|0 Comments

But some questions, on issues ranging from demonetisation to national security, must be asked. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to his bhakts, alone represents the India of the future: muscular, bold, uncompromising. Those who don’t cheer are anti-national. Bhakts present demonetisation as a panacea to root out black money. The rich suffer and the poor are happy [...]

1 07, 2017

A Hollow Symbolism

By | 2017-07-06T14:27:30+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Perspectives|0 Comments

BJP projects itself as pro-Dalit by making Ram Nath Kovind its presidential candidate. It won’t work. Symbols are, or may become, representations of statements and mindsets when used in politics. They can both energise and enervate. In commerce, they represent a brand which may stand for different attributes. Unlike in politics, since the objective is [...]

19 06, 2017

Muzzling Freedom Of Expression

By | 2017-07-06T15:44:17+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Perspectives|0 Comments

Unless a trade is prohibited by law or taken over by the state, restrictions of the kind imposed by the rules regarding sale of cattle are constitutionally suspect. At the heart of the fundamental right of freedom of expression is free speech. But the human right to freely express oneself is not limited to free [...]

16 06, 2017

All About Winning

By | 2017-07-06T14:58:21+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Perspectives|0 Comments

Perhaps that's why we are told the entire Opposition is corrupt, and the Govt is scandal free. I worry for my country. The Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo are establishing new norms for both the government and politics. For Modi, the machinery of government is meant for self-propagation. Government is a vehicle to announce, through means fair [...]

14 06, 2017

Modinomics Rings Hollow

By | 2017-07-06T14:57:31+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Perspectives|0 Comments

Look beneath government hype, and signs of deep economic distress are evident. Three years of drought, that is the state of the nation. The monsoon of hope is a long way away. Yet the dream has not soured; a reflection perhaps on the nature of our Republic. This government is in denial. It believes that [...]

29 05, 2017

Connecting The Dots After Three Years In The Saddle

By | 2017-07-06T14:56:45+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Perspectives|0 Comments

Despite a series of promises made in 2014, the track record of the Modi government in key areas is patchy. In 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the mandate to rule India and took power after 10 years of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule. The BJP-led regime has now completed three years in [...]

26 05, 2017

Beyond Triple Talaq

By | 2017-07-06T14:55:39+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Perspectives|0 Comments

Central issue is not finality and manner of divorce, but inability of law, society to support women after it. Triple talaq unilaterally pronounced in one sitting by the husband giving finality to the divorce is an emotive issue. This practice is not referred to in the Quran. Even Hadith, which legitimises this practice, says that [...]

25 05, 2017

To The Point, with Kapil Sibal

By | 2017-07-06T14:58:59+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Perspectives|0 Comments

In this episode of TO THE POINT senior Congress Leader Kapil Sibal says opposition unity is still far fetched because of no consensus on the leader. He lashed out at Modi Govt for creating an illusion of prosperity but ground reality is below average. He said Congress cannot die so son because its not only [...]