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Out-of-workforce Netadom’s shirk-force
The crown of UPA government is studded with ‘several shinning gems’, i.e. corruption, scams, terrorism, submissive foreign policy, chaos, confusion, compromise, inconsistency, incoherence, etc, to name a few. As if these were not enough, the government has added another feather... View Article
Obama Charm: How Warm?
When Barack Obama assumed the reins of the post of US President, the Indian foreign policy establishment was concerned that he might well return to a narrower focus on India-Pakistan problems, interject himself into the Kashmir dispute, raise the question... View Article
Make Arundhati eat crow
The festival season is at its peak. Everyone is gripped with the fever of the festivity, as Deepavali’s colour permeates all over. Everyone is exchanging greetings of harmony and happiness to their dear ones on the occasion of the festival... View Article
CWG probe A political gimmick
The Commonwealth Games might have witnessed several “firsts” like India scoring unprecedented haul of 101 medals, its ascent to the No. 2 spot in CWG, etc, but rampant “corruption” was certainly not the “first”. In fact corruption is rooted so... View Article
Present-day politics is all about mud-slinging, name-calling and divide-and-rule—all for power and pelf. The Governor is expected to act in an impartial manner to maintain the decorum and dignity of his office. It is unbecoming of him to act like... View Article
Karunanidhi flogging a dead horse
That a politician can stoop to any extreme extent was witnessed when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr M Karunanidhi virtually took a reverse somersault on his response to the Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue, barely a few... View Article
Ayodhya verdict Calling the ‘secularist’ bluff
The judiciary in India has again passed muster, that too in such a contentious issue. The verdict in over 60-year-long Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit would surely bring smiles on the faces of all. The court has recognised and honoured... View Article
CWG-2010 Khel Khatam, Paisa Hajam!
Beating Canada in 2003 to stage the 19th Commonwealth Games was considered yet another feather in emerging India’s cap. But politicians and bureaucrats, not deviating from the established norms, have left no stone unturned to bring ignominy to the country’s... View Article
Diluting AFSPA Omar proposes, sanity disposes
The recent marathon all-party meeting chaired by the Prime Minister ended without reaching any consensus on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). It is to be noted that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had been campaigning for... View Article
Manmohan Mantra Remove the hungry, not hunger?
There cannot be any excuse for not eradicating hunger. The Supreme Court was quite right in jolting the Union government. “In a country where admittedly people are starving, it is a crime to waste even a single grain,” said the... View Article