Articles by Abhay Vaidya
Sep 03, 2015
Sheena Bora murder case: Media needs to stop Stone Age reportage for TRPsEvery twist and turn in the Sheena Bora murder case is an opportunity to be turned into big, breaking news, bringing in more eyeballs, higher TRPs and thereby, higher revenue.
Jul 30, 2015
Yakub Memon hanging: In death, has the 1993 blast convict brought India closer to life?The controversial capital punishment for the 1993 Mumbai blast convict has strengthened the movement for the abolition of capital punishment in India. It has also highlighted the limited vision of the Indian government and the Supreme Court in dealing with the questions it raises.
Jul 29, 2015
Simple, secular and compassionate: Wasn’t Kalam the Mahatma Gandhi of our times?Array
Nov 11, 2014
The Robin Raphel saga: What happened in Washington that soured Indo-US tiesRobin Raphel, who sent Indo-US ties on a downward spiral by her pro-Pak stand, was recently being investigated by the FBI for espionage. This is a first person report of the press conference held by Raphel in 1993 that did all the damage
Aug 20, 2014
Exploring higher reaches of Yoga was an obsession with BKS IyengarTo equate "yoga" — the ancient Indian system of mind-body synergy — with other forms of "physical exercise" would be quite pedestrian. An understatement, especially after listening to Iyengar who, even in his nineties, was exploring the higher possibilities of Yoga that were completely in the realm of the mind and consciousness.
Jan 13, 2014
When Rahul baba ditched the zero tax proposal and BJP cashed inShaken by the rising popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party, the BJP is in search of a real differentiator from other parties and sees a potential in the Arthahranti proposals. Although it is finally the experts who will need to endorse the proposals, the BJP could well cash in on the popular support with a promise to examine the proposals seriously.
Jan 02, 2014
Is the AAP broom staring Sharad Pawar in the face in Maharashtra?At this point of time, Ajit Pawar’s hopes of becoming the next chief minister of Maharashtra and Sharad Pawar’s dream of a larger role in national politics both stand frustrated.
Dec 29, 2013
AAP in Delhi: Has Indian Spring arrived in our cities?Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership has demonstrated a fantastic range of possibilities, firing the imagination of the common man across the country, especially in urban hubs.
Nov 20, 2013
Anna-AAP clash: Kejriwal should have patched up with his guruThe centre of gravity in Anna Hazare’s universe has shifted to his former protégé who continues to call him “Guru” but has little to do with him beyond that.
Nov 16, 2013
There’s a Sachin Tendulkar waiting to blossom in every familyAs the nation celebrates the genius of the world’s greatest cricketer who’s won our hearts in such an extraordinary way, let’s look closely at the family’s role in nurturing, supporting and encouraging Sachin Tendulkar in the pursuit of his talent.