For the BJP to grow as a party, it needs to cut its umbilical chord with the RSS. It cannot go running to big daddy in Nagpur every time the going gets rough writes Chankya.
It should have been a magnificently synchronised show of strength. The sort of show which the BJP was once famous for. But at its crucial executive meeting in Goa, it would seem that personalities have derailed the whole show. Chanakya
Srinivasan’s refusal to step down reflects the way our politicians have behaved, refusing to resign even after continuing in their posts had become untenable. Chanakya
In the last nine years India has been let down by an indifferent UPA and an ineffective Opposition. Well, maybe better luck next time around. Chanakya
Nawaz Sharif pressed all the right buttons when he spoke about India while campaigning and especially when he had a microphone in front of him. A Pakistani leader who believes in peace with India does not do so for love of India. he believes the cost of hostility is too high a price to afford. Chanakya writes.
The BJP leadership has erred very badly in not building up leaders in the south. So it will have to depend on capricious allies in the region, Chanakya
India shining was a slogan that went too far. But a sense of India tarnished would not be off the mark to describe the national mood today. Chanakya
Sushilkumar Shinde is amiable, is a bit of a bumbler, he’s got the gift of the gaffe, he is loyal to those who gave him his position, he is unperturbed by the effect his words have on people.
Principles - that is a word you are going to hear a lot more as parties begin re-evaluating their positions on alliances with the 2014 elections looming ever nearer. Chanakya writes.
If politicians cannot lace their speeches with sophisticated humour, they should stick to the point and leave comedy to those who know the art. Chanakya
In Mamata Banerjee's Bengal, we have women being raped and our didi feels that this is part of a Red plot to sully her fair name, writes Chanakya.
Do we have a Kashmir policy at all? Was it necessary for the interlocutors to go to Jammu and Kashmir if their views found no favour with either the state government or the Central government? Chanakya
‘We have to work it out in such a way that it ultimately is in the interest of the nation.” If this sounds vague to you, I don’t blame you, writes Chanakya
At the end of the day, prison life is largely a miserable, brutish and subterranean one. it is one which merits the attention of experts. Chanakya
Nothing helps Narendra Modi more than making him out to be a victim. Commentary in India has been running in Modi’s favour, I would guess, by a ratio of nine to one, writes Chanakya