Honesty Vs Dynasty

How a Gandhi-capped octogenarian is spinning webs around the Congress in a bid to squeeze out the poison of corruption from the system, and how the 150-year party recoils at the idea and how its leaders refuse to give up their old ways.   The UPA Government’s faux bravado and final capitulation in the face … 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

Advantage : BJP

The measured and strategic positions that the BJP has taken on various issues lately and for some time on some issues have now come full circle and as recent developments have shown, the BJP is looking more and more like the party you can trust to govern at the centre. Three developments in quick succession … Continue reading

UPA: Up in the Air

Cornered like never before, the Congress is trying everything it can to save its skin – from deflecting issues to gunning for Hindu organizations –  and from using the CBI to its own purposes to destroying the credibility of the CAG. But with the series of scams at its doorstep, will it ever live down … Continue reading

India and the Idea of Identity.

 Written to commemorate India’s sixty-third year of Independence, this post argues that without a well defined sense of identity, nations fail to be great. And that Nehruvian political tradition has asphyxiated  our natural oeuvre. Sixty Three years after independence, even as we ponder what we have made of this nation, there will be tributes to … Continue reading

Hindutva and Politics: Time for a three dimensional view

 The importance of Hindutva in the context of nationhood is yet to be understood by many and remains unexplained to the youth. This needs to change.  At a recent programme we had organised to induct youth volunteers as supporters of the BJP, veteran RSS ideologue M.G. Vaidya and BJP National President Nitin Gadkari presented their … Continue reading

Hindsight, Happenstance and Hindutva- Part 3

It can be said with reasonable authority, even a modicum of audacity, that the BJP’s problems are more a manifestation of unusual and paranormal growth, rather than any deficit of it. In respect of the Lok Sabha results of 2004 and 2009, while it is true that the Congress has consolidated and secured tactical gains … Continue reading