The Puttar in Uttar Pradesh

In just one month of electioneering in UP, the Congress has all but revealed its expectations of the results in UP and in the process exposed its desperation, its delusion and finally its dejection in advance of the tally. This piece argues that the Congress’ unprecedented attacks on the EC are a result of acute … Continue reading

That emergency, and this.

 Just as we prepare to remember the 25th anniversary of the draconian event in free India’s history, a series of events and the government’s responses guided by 10 Janpath indicate what everyone always feared but never dared to suggest – the Emergency is back, it’s just in different colours. How do we commemorate what we … Continue reading

Rein in Rahul

From being sold as India’s future to being lampooned for jeopardizing the future of his own party, it’s been a steady ride down hill for the Gandhi scion. However the real problem is not that he is incompetent or immature; the problem is that his party cannot tell him that and must actualize his hare … Continue reading

Masala Post: Version 1.0

A gallimaufry of events, notices and breaking [broking!] news of the past month –  from the hot spots of New Delhi, Karnataka, Parliament and Bihar – not forgetting Radiagate – in a freshly packaged pocket edition of views and counterviews that attempt to aim for the soul of brevity – with or without the wit. The Dalal … Continue reading

Not my Khap of Tea.

The Khap Panchayat issue that blew up after an MP reportedly agreed to represent their views to his party, has a basis not in any social perversion but in the politics that the Congress spawned and the Lohia-ites perverted. But at a time when this country is acquiescing to caste based census – hey, what’s … Continue reading