Tag: Raisina Hill

12 Results

  • Singular triumph

    Singular triumph

    The government and the ruling party will have to temper their handling of social issues; certainly, they cannot afford to read into Pragya Thakur’s performance at Bhopal an endorsement for divisiveness.

    May 24, 2019
  • Symptomatic failure

    Symptomatic failure

    Not that asking another veteran in PC Chacko to lead the “negotiations” was a good choice.

    April 21, 2019
  • Laxity lampooned

    Laxity lampooned

    There is no elected government in J&K at present ~ hence no alibi for the laxity at Pulwama. Bombast has added to the acidity of the test being faced by the nation.

    February 22, 2019
  • Garrulous Governor

    Garrulous Governor

    Common parlance has every gubernatorial appointment being hailed as someone being “elevated” to that exalted position, in the Indian system at least. And the use of that term implies that every such appointee raises her or his personal conduct to a standard worthy of high office. That, alas, no longer holds true with the result …

    December 1, 2018
  • Skywalk to cesspool

    Skywalk to cesspool

    Petty politicking surrounding the commissioning of the ITO Skywalk only re-emphasised the cesspool to which the common folk are condemned

    October 21, 2018
  • Choking dissent

    Choking dissent

    The information Czars of the government appear unrelenting in their effort to curb a free flow of information, particularly news they do not deem favourable to Raisina Hill. Not too long ago it required the Prime Minister’s Office to junk a bid by Smriti Irani to use government-accreditation as a cane with which to discipline …

    August 10, 2018
  • Limited outreach

    Limited outreach

    Given the political thinking on Raisina Hill that security forces have the capacity to gun down even the last militant standing in the Kashmir Valley, there is valid reason to commend the proposed revised surrender-policy being advocated by the state government, now under the control of the Governor. Sadly, there are grave doubts if it …

    August 8, 2018
  • Plea for peace

    Plea for peace

    A degree of desperation at the pathetic law and order situation may have been the underpinning, but still there is reason to appreciate yet another courageous plea for peace from the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. It cannot be easy for her to talk like a dove when her partner in the “coalition of …

    February 22, 2018
  • In-house dismay

    In-house dismay

    All governments are averse to criticism, the present one is no exception. It is customary for them to cry out “politically motivated” when rejecting any negative suggestions about their functioning. It will, therefore, be interesting to note how the NDA reacts to the protest march being planned in the Capital on Friday by the RSS-affiliated …

    November 17, 2017
  • Know India’s First Citizens since Independence

    Know India’s First Citizens since Independence

    From first President Rajendra Prasad to newly elected Ram Nath Kovind, the Rashtrapati Bhavan has hosted all the first citizens with love and care. Here is a list of those who occupied the most coveted post of the country. Ram Nath Kovind (2017-): A Dalit leader from Kanpur and an advocate by profession, India’s 14th …

    July 20, 2017
  • Race for Raisina Hill: Odds favour Kovind

    Race for Raisina Hill: Odds favour Kovind

    Set for a comfortable victory, NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind may bag over 62 per cent votes but fall short of the 69 per cent votes polled by incumbent Pranab Mukherjee in 2012. With the battle lines drawn in the first-ever Dalit versus Dalit presidential contest, the odds are heavily stacked in favour of …

    June 25, 2017
  • Own niche carved

    Own niche carved

    Concert masters the world over confess to difficulty finding musicians to play second violin, for human nature resents having to be “second fiddle” to anyone else. It is no different in the world of politics where egos do not always match up with ability. In a one-man show like the drama now being enacted on …

    May 27, 2017