Lalit Modi may have finally done himself in! Each of the missiles he fired willy nilly at his former friends and eternal foes are headed right back in his direction. Sushma Swaraj may be embarrassed, Vasundhara Raje may be on her way out, but Lalit Modi may well end up alone and in jail, as the biggest casualty of this latest political scandal.
Maharashtra is rapidly turning into the ultimate nanny state with Devendra Fadnavis deciding exactly what we citizens need.
Tis the season for women empowerment videos. First came the #VogueEmpower debacle. Now we have a more politically correct version anchored by Shabana Azmi.
If we care for animals, let's push instead for more stringent regulations requiring humane conditions for all animals, be they raised for dairy or slaughter.
. By banning the documentary, the Indian political class and their supporters managed to turn a mediocre documentary into a symbol of free speech; offer damning "evidence" of our cultural blindness to the plight of our own citizens; and render invisible the critical and concerted resistance of Indians against such violence. The long-standing paranoia the Indian government displays against foreign journalists achieves exactly the same effects.
Today, the US government made a significant announcement that will affect scores of Indian women (and some men). Spouses of H-1 B visas will be allowed to work in the country starting 26 May, 2015.
One can make endless fun of the government’s Red Queen-like capriciousness, but the jokes begin to wear thin when we recognise why the words ‘mad’ and ‘dictator’ go so well together. The arbitrary and unpredictable use of power is the essence of dictatorship. That our government can so willfully and ludicrously wield power is no laughing matter, after all.
The BJP rout will undoubtedly hearten Modi critics but it should offer little comfort to Kejriwal who is likely to feel the brunt of all that impatience very soon.
Oh my god! Obama talked about religious intolerance! And he name checked India. Whaaaat? Bring on the totally cooked up media-fueled controversy.
IS is almost coy compared to Hollywood which no longer taxes our imagination. Our screens are flooded with serial killers. Think Dexter is bad? Hannibal can do it bloodier.
Let's face it: Kiran Bedi is a loose cannon with loose lips. She has a tendency to babble and veer constantly off subject and script, at times with unfortunate results.
Why do we feel compelled to not just laugh but deride — and at length — every such instance of Hindutva delusion? Wherefore that delicious feeling of self-satisfaction that descends upon us when any such story becomes front page news?
There's something about the Thalaivar that inspires affection in all of us — including those who aren't his fans — but it has little to do with his famous style.
Yes, we must all educate the girl child. But that begs the bigger question: Who will educate her family?
Robert Vadra was foolish to attack a journalist. But going all-out on the story, our news media have also acted shamefully. In fact, the whole issue trivialises the kind of corruption that Vadra is guilty of.
The Maharashtra assembly elections may well mark a watershed moment marking the ideological exhaustion -- at least in an electoral sense -- of the Shiv Sena/MNS brand of politics.
Kashmir floods mark the complete failure of leadership — but in this case, at the local and not national level
PM Narendra Modi's Teachers' Day speech reeks of old school self-aggrandisement and the the PR dividends from this exercise will remain slim.
It's officially a boycott. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda led the way when he declared that he would no longer share a dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Now the other Congress CMs are jumping on the bandwagon.