Wharton should also have stopped Varun Gandhi who spoke in the same conference whose speech is no less vitrolic than Narendra Modi's. However, the Supreme Court ruling will on persecuting police officers and being complicit in the riots will haunt him for a long time to come.
In the eight years the Congress has governed India, terrorism has declined each year, according to data from KPS Gill’s South Asia Terrorism Portal. However we still believe inane commentaries from a media that is convinced the Congress is doing something wrong
Under Manmohan Singh, terrorism has decreased in India and Indians have become safer.
In the eight years the Congress has governed India, terrorism has declined each year, according to data from KPS Gill's South Asia Terrorism Portal (www.satp.org). Deaths from terrorism have fallen from 3259 in 2005 to 804 last year.
The #India #Manmohan Singh #Pakistan #Terrorism #WhatThisMeans
This is Manto's Anna Hazare moment. His shriek of protest against politicians he thinks are bringing the nation to ruin.
His faith in the people is as strong as that of the protesters of 2012 and his solution is also similar to that of middle-class Indians today - a strong man who is #Anna Hazare #Muhammad Ali Jinnah #Muslim League #NewsTracker
There are two ways of looking at Rahul Gandhi.
The first that he wants to become prime minister and is looking out for an opportunity to do this.
His chamchas in the Congress, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is one, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Reddy is another, have assumed this is what #Congress #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #sushma swaraj
If ever there was a prophetic piece on Pakistan it is this one.
I find it astonishing that it hasn't been translated till now.
Manto sketches an apocalyptic, Mad Max-type future for Pakistan in this essay, as he began to recognise its Orwellian trajectory. Who can say he had it wrong? #Manto'sMusings #Pakistan #Saadat Hasan Manto
Just after 9/11, a colonel from the Israeli Defence Forces briefed some Indians in Tel Aviv.
Speaking about the neighbours, he said anti-Israeli sentiment was higher in the population than in the military leaderships. Dictators were more alert to self-interest and less driven by passion. It was the people that were #HowThisWorks #Imran Khan #Pakistan election #Pakistan elections 2013
World War II brought severe shortages to India as goods and services were diverted to the war effort in Europe.
The Army had been expanded and used to consume vast quantities of foodstuffs. These were rationed across India, as also were cigarettes, which now had to be got from the #Manto'sMusings #Saadat Hasan Manto #World War II
One man is preventing the Hurriyat Conference from engaging, if not compromising, with India. He is of course Syed Ali Shah Geelani, from the Jamaat e Islami, a group founded in undivided India by the great intellectual from Maharashtra, Abu'l Ala Maududi.
Maududi opposed Partition, saying that Muslims could not be #HowThisWorks #Hurriyat Conference #Kashmir #Pakistan #Syed Ali Shah Geelani
As the freedom movement took off, so did a dispute between what the official language of India would be. Some said Hindi because it was spoken by more people, others said Urdu because much of the law and history was in it.
Gandhi's instruction was that all Indians should learn Hindustani #Hindi #Language wars #Manto'sMusings #Urdu
The BJP leaders exude confidence but refrain to talk about the surveys projecting a comprehensive win for the party.
For public consumption, the country has gained in getting rid of the threat of the old Peace Clause through the interim mechanism that will work till a permanent solution. But on all other aspects, India has given in to pressure.
Effective policing and the visible curb on drunkenness in public places has made Gujarat’s capital city safer for women
The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party has decimated the Congress, and in a three-way vote split, the BJP could well score.
In India by the time we woke up to news of Nelson Mandela’s death it was already 6 December. For us that day marks a different anniversary. 6 December 1992 was the day the Babri Masjid came down and brought in its wake a communal horror which still haunts us. No truth. No reconciliation. Just bitterness.
The Indian media are at a tipping point, hobbled by suspect financing, a history of servility, and a massive loss of public trust. The internet is no silver bullet, but it most certainly represents a lifeline.
Farooq Abdullah managed to offend with a statement regarding women, claimed to apologise and then made another one.
Prabhu Deva is making films that will make feminists want to throttle him to death and regular, sane, not-part-of-the-Khap people wonder why his films are so appallingly retro.
Whether or not AAP succeeds, the party has shown it is possible to fight elections on low budget, without musclemen, without experienced politicians, by adopting innovative methods, and largely eschewing the temptation to appeal for votes on the basis of caste and religion.
It is this brand of politics, which prefers fiction to truth, that suits India’s current rulers the best. It is this brand of journalism that Tejpal served up to the gullible both in India and abroad.
However, the worst enemy the AAP can find is people like us who vent ire and grief but do not walk to the polling booths
What the BCCI’s claims amount to is a board that already has more money than it knows what to do with simply more cash to stash because, well, because it does.
Modi’s call for a “debate” on Article 370 had put the party on a spot.
A hung assembly would set the political clock back by about a decade in Delhi, which has always given a decisive mandate for assembly or parliamentary elections.
Why would not one but several level-headed women writers explode over a Facebook status post, and revisit a case of sexual harassment that was reported two years ago?
Pratap Bhanu Mehta argues that a changing India has left the ruling class uncertain of its position, and is therefore resorting to “intellectual closure and emotional crudity” to preserve itself.
The BJP has conveniently upped and lowered the ante on its demand for repealing Article 370 of the constitution through the years.
With barely a year since its launch, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party is set to take Delhi’s political circles by storm in the upcoming 4 December elections.
And typically such a couple would be double-income earning, but God forbid, if thing goes wrong? You would not want to continue with the arrangement. You have freedom to that extent. But this comes with a price. So here are a few
If you’ve watched the show, then you know why Khan doesn’t go for interviews. Twelve hours later, I’m still trying to make sense of what he said.
It is worth recalling that the Modi government’s record in the matter of setting up commissions is a dubious one.
In an interview to CNBC, Ratan Tata said he believes the mini-car still has the potential to take off in the home market.
Nifty has neared its penultimate resistance level of 6200 which must be broken for the index to test its all time highs. This week is crucial to determine if the index will rally to its all time high.
It’s difficult to decide what is the most disappointing aspect of Bullett Raja.