5 Results

  • Pathetic whining

    Pathetic whining

    The discomfort was palpable. The smooth, perhaps spectacular, manner in which Ram Nath Kovind assumed office as President of India went down so well with the general public that a section of the Congress party appeared desperate to “darken” the......

    July 27, 2017
  • Time we reclaimed our destiny

    Time we reclaimed our destiny

    Out of the 12 main pages of The Statesman of 25 April, almost two were completely devoted to government advertisements (highlighting inauguration of development project by the chief minister) and one editorial to a recent tragedy which I feel too......

    May 9, 2017
  • End of History?~I

    End of History?~I

    As the Warsaw Pact was collapsing in 1989, the Japanese-American political philosopher Francis Fukuyama published an essay “The End of History” in the journal “The National Interest”, which he later elaborated into a highly acclaimed and controversial book, The End......

    April 22, 2017
  • Nehruvian legacy~II

    Nehruvian legacy~II

    Referring to Indira Gandhi, Ernest Barker wrote: “Nehru trusted his daughter’s instincts and her intelligence. We may never fully know in how many or which matters he, as Prime Minister, was influenced by Indira Gandhi's advice. We do know that......

    November 22, 2016
  • Javadekar blooper: Nehru, Patel hanged, clarifies

    Javadekar blooper: Nehru, Patel hanged, clarifies

    Remarks by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar about how the British dealt with icons of Indian freedom struggle on Tuesday touched off a controversy, forcing him to issue a clarification. In a video of his comments in Chhindwara......

    August 23, 2016