Articles by Ajay Singh
Aug 16, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93: India mourns leader with exterior of a lotus but inner strength of VajraIt was not without reason that Atal Bihari Vajpayee's expositions in Parliament endeared him to first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru
Aug 13, 2018
Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89: Eventful political career of ups and downs shows he was no ordinary mortalFew politicians could claim to have seen as many twists and turns of human life as former Lok Sabha speaker and expelled Marxist Somnath Chatterjee had.
Aug 07, 2018
Rajinder Kumar Dhawan: Once a powerful lieutenant to Indira Gandhi, veteran Congressman's death signals end of an eraThough Rajinder Kumar Dhawan never could aspire to be a king, he played the role of ruthless king-maker in the 70s and the 80s.
Aug 06, 2018
Muzaffarpur's decline from Mahatma's Satyagraha to shelter home rapes is India's recent history in nutshellIt would not be wrong to say that Muzaffarpur is a microcosm of India today and Brajesh Thakur, who ran a girls-shelter house there and stands accused of raping them, is a symbol of morbid depravity that afflicts the country’s social and political life.
Jul 30, 2018
It's the bullshit season of Indian politics: Words are divorced from meanings and irrationality is fostered from aboveIn recent decades, politics has taken a radically different course since it came to be dominated by emotional content.
Jul 26, 2018
Chalo Jeete Hain: Inspired by Narendra Modi's childhood, this short film has a strong social messageIn Chalo Jeete Hain, a young Naru (Narendra Modi) is pained to see how another boy, belonging to a scheduled caste, is denied education
Jul 20, 2018
Rahul Gandhi's truth and dare, hug and wink act against Modi shows he's neither good actor nor mature leaderThe obvious inference is that Rahul Gandhi’s understanding of Indian social psychology is still guided by a coterie of advisers who are thoroughly divorced from ground realities in larger parts of the country.
Jul 18, 2018
Rahul Gandhi’s grand ‘I am the Congress’ tweet fools nobody, people know politics is not a game for the piousThe Congress’ political trajectory since the 70s followed a course that tapped the social fault lines.
Jul 16, 2018
CBI rift over induction of new officers poses existential threat to agency, puts government agenda at riskSkeletons, if kept in the cupboards of investigative agencies, are bound to tumble out sooner rather than later. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is no exception. The corridors of the CBI headquarters at Lodhi Estate in Delhi have been stinking like hell as an internecine war rages within the agency. And the destruction of the institution is fairly assured.
Jul 12, 2018
Fuelled by new tech, Narendra Modi leads new media charge, as traditional media turns increasingly redundantPrime Minister Narendra Modi has been using a host of unconventional channels of communication to reach out to the masses and deliver his message