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If Yakub Memon had not spent 20 years in jail before he was finally hanged there would have been less sympathy for him.
On behalf of those of us watching from the outside may I say that both parties ended up looking juvenile and silly.
It gives me another chance to reiterate that Dr Sen is to blame for keeping vast majority of Indians poor, hungry and illiterate for decades.
What I do not understand is why Dr Sen as a virtual advisor to the last government did not get Dr Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi to change this horrible state of affairs.
No. The media has not come out well of Lalitgate. But, nobody has come out worse than the Congress Party.
If lustre has begun to fade from image of PM who last year at this time was a rock star, he has himself to blame.
The NITI Aayog has so far functioned in slow motion and this is most unfortunate.
Religious studies can be a subject in schools and colleges but religion cannot define Indian civilisation.
Has Devendra Fadnavis thought what foreign investors will make of a city in which children are jailed on the pretext of taking them into state care?
PM Modi needs to remember that if it becomes easier to do business in India it will help jobless, self-employed, very poor people much more than rich businessmen like Ambani and Adani.
And India stands once more, they say, on the verge of deep despair.
If jobs do not start raining down, Modi will soon see signs of enormous despair.
PM’s biggest failure has been his inability to give a hint of new policies in education and healthcare.
Rahul is back with an ideology: Nehruvian Socialism.
Rahul Gandhi's lies are serious and so must be analysed seriously.
Nobody seriously believes that there will be another redrawing of India’s borders.
When Modi promised to eliminate laws that came in the way of the justice system moving faster.
There have been no massacres of Christians, Muslims, Sikhs or Dalits since Narendra Modi took office.
Singapore has become a model for China and most Southeast Asian countries. The beacon of change was Lee Kuan Yew.
I understood again why India gave Narendra Modi a full mandate.
Do we need continuity in our appalling infrastructure standards?
India’s Daughter holds up a mirror to Indian society and it does this with compassion and sensitivity.
The land law is not the only bad piece of legislation that the last government bestowed upon us.
It is true that in elections past, the RSS helped the BJP win, but it is not true of the last general election.
It served as a warning to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he has not delivered on ‘parivartan’.
As if all that the new government has done in the past few months is settle easily into the ugly mould.
Jayanthi Natarajan has admitted that she was forced to close Vedanta’s project on orders of Rahul Gandhi.
The Republic Day parade became a hollow display of weaponry and silly tableaux.
It is the sort of city that we cannot dream of in India until we accept that it is not so much ‘vikas’
There are lessons for us from the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
"The first political leader to have noticed the urgent need for ‘parivartan’ was Modi, I support him."
there will be no improvement as long as the PM’s own agenda for reform and change remains subsumed by RSS.
The horror is doubly horrific for us who live in India.
Why is the Prime Minister not publicly rebuking them for dragging Hindutva into his mandate in the ugliest way?
There can be no ‘make in India’ at all if we do this.
Ministers, high officials, clerks and peons now report for duty on time and are no longer to be seen taking long lunch breaks to soak in winter sunshine in Delhi’s parks.
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