The differences between Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee’s recent speeches are as clear as day and night. What should we take away from them?
What mattered to Jayalalithaa’s supporters was that she was always there for them, even if only in spirit – and that creation of the image of ‘Amma’ was a political masterstroke.
There is a deep dichotomy, a fundamental two-ness in the Indian psyche which can be seen as an ‘India versus India’ phenomenon.
When celebrating the life of gifted classical singer M.S. Subbulakshmi, the sacrifices of some of those behind her success – like her mother Shanmugavadivu – often go unrecognised.
“Politicians had a cause or a set of causes beyond and larger than themselves. Self-interest, self-protection and self-advancement did not occur to them. They stood for selflessness.”
Acharya Kripalani shows that the Congress’s presidentship has given the nation a tradition of individuality and dissent, not prescriptiveness and consent.
This re-naming fever is about soft warfare, cultural politics.
If the students’ movement is to become something of a moral dividend for India, it must remain scrupulously non-violent, in thought, word and deed.
Let’s blame the developed world for being the principal culprit for global warming. But let’s not allow the developer world within India for the loss of water bodies, water ways and flood plains.
The despot is not in fact being executed by the act of renaming a road; he is being brought to life again.
This is the text of the letter Gopalkrishna Gandhi, ex-West Bengal Governor and former Secretary to President K.R. Narayanan (1997-2002), has sent to President Pranab Mukherjee today, July 29, 2015: At this point in time, when the nation is paying solemn tribute to former President (Dr.) APJ Abdul […]
Make Sanskrit available to the world not as a disinfectant but a great new energiser of the human intellect
The powerful Indian Prime Minister brought ‘poverty’ centre-stage, but her rule was responsible for setting off the decline of institutions
What is our romance with the skies about and how “safe’ is the government’s “safety net for the poor” if death by tractor goes unpunished by the powers that be?