Chanakya talks about the much-needed makeover for the RSS.
Ill fortune has followed those associated with the notorious Vyapam scam as relentlessly as the Furies in a Greek tragedy. One by one, like a murder thriller, they have fallen by the wayside from causes ranging from suicide to ill health.
Here is a bit of unsolicited advice for our politicians. It comes from no one less than Abraham Lincoln, who said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
Lalu's ability to draw crowds will come in handy as also Nitish's track record on development. So where does this leave the BJP, which thought it will sail through?
Our iron ladies of politics seem to inspire a devotion rarely seen when it comes to their male counterparts. But the one who takes the cake, the plate and the trimmings is the Empress of Poes Garden, J Jayalalithaa, whose devotees are so over the top as to almost beggar belief.
Kejriwal seems more preoccupied with establishing his supremacy, defending his erring ministers and lashing out at the Centre, the LG and the media for his own lapses.
Who knows, a pan-Saarc disaster management force could be a template for a world increasingly riven by conflict and disasters. This is the only way forward, writes Chanakya
History has an uncanny way of intruding into contemporary life and shaping our public conversation. A new controversy emerged recently over the relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose.
Such magnanimity is rare in Indian politics but the NDA has surprised us with its plan to build a memorial to PV Narasimha Rao, the Congress prime minister widely considered an architect of liberal reform.
When the controversy over the BBC documentary India’s Daughter broke out, I was not in India.
It seems to have taken very little time for Kejriwal’s ‘my way or the highway’ tendencies to emerge. First, it was swept under the carpet, now it is right out in the open. Those like Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav who have stuck by the party from inception, unlike the overtly vociferous Shazia Ilmi, not to mention a host of others who fled the coop, don’t seem quite welcome anymore in the House of Kejriwal.
The PM knows that this session is going to be crucial not only for the growth story but also for his image. It is also a test of the NDA’s depth of engagement with the opposition.
The MEA has also not instituted adequate structures for long-term planning, unlike the US and UK, which appoint highly-rated individuals at different levels for such roles.
Delhi needs governance more than ever before, what with it having had no real government for a very long time. As of now, the BJP seems to have an edge, but AAP is proving to be no slouch. Oh and before I forget, the Congress too is in the fray.
Mamata Banerjee cannot just go on talking about stepmotherly treatment by the Centre ... She should put aside this adversarial stance for the sake of Bengal unless it is required, writes Chanakya.