Karnataka drama

With the Supreme Court on Friday asking Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to take a trust vote by 4 pm on Saturday, it remains to be seen whether the BJP can cobble a majority within the next 24 hours. Karnataka…

Bad loans

The disclosure made by the NDA-government that Rs 2.40 lakh crore having been written off as bad debts of many corporate houses during the past four years is a serious issue which attracts serious attention. This is public money and…

Loaded bags

With a load packed bag nearly half the weight of a child, his struggle for getting up in the  wee hours, rushing for tuitions and to school and after all struggle he has no time for hobbies and plays. Indeed it…

Nonentities and Juggernauts

So, one by one, the BJP has “conquered” the maximum number of states ~ the latest and extremely crucial being Karnataka, in view of the parliamentary elections slated for 2019. However, what is inexplicable is that the defeated Congress still…

Erasing history

Both the demand for removing Jinnah’s portrait from the historic Aligarh Muslim University and the paranoia being built up against personalities like Jinnah through ahistorical constructions are appallingly ridiculous. Such demands reveal contempt for history, liberal values and a xenophobic…

Right move

The Supreme Court verdict in shifting the Kathua rape and murder case outside Jammu & Kashmir is a welcome one, reviving hopes of justice for a girl who was horrifying killed after she was kidnapped and gang raped. The massive…

Simultaneous elections

The Central Government appears to be serious to the idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections together. It was reported that the Election Commission and the Law Commission will be holding a brainstorming session next week (May 16)…

Air pollution crisis

The NDA-government does not appear to be serious in tackling the issue of air pollution crisis that is afflicting all the major urban centres in the country while the air quality in rural and far flung areas is no better…

Infrastructure deficiencies

Unemployment is one of the grave problems we are facing. The short-cuts that we have over the years used to deal with this did not work obviously for the reason that this problem could not intrinsically be dealt with short-cuts.…

Justice undone

Eleven years after the ghastly Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad that left nine persons dead and 58 others injured, and with the acquittal of all the five accused facing trial including Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Swami Aseemanand, Bharat Mohan Lal…