Now, defending the government’s performance is the least a senior minister could do.By playing down the unemployment problem, Javadekar has only done what is expected of him. His remarks are hardly surprising. But his claims and justifications on employment deserve a fact-check, which then tells us that the minister’s hypothesis is far from the reality on the ground.
Nanje Gowda's bizarre announcement made many of Hegde's MLAs wonder if their government would survive and ponder whether they should defect to the Congress. Then rumours were spread that legislators were deserting Hegde. This is what psychologists call the "bandwagon effect": The human tendency to go where others are going or are thought to be going.
Victoria Azarenka's words were sobering and eye-opening enough on their own. But when you consider the fact that she uttered them in a broken voice, initially struggling to lift her eyes, but eventually fixing the questioner with a piercing, tear-filled stare, you can’t help but feel a pang go through your chest about the unfairness of it all.
Nivin Pauly has had an interesting path in Malayalam cinema, especially as someone from the current crop who doesn’t have automatic inroads into the industry. Pauly has established himself as one of the top three young heroes in Malayalam cinema. However, the discussions on the breadth and limits of his acting chops continue.
The apparent aim of the government in introducing the chargesheet now is to polarise the polity where social engineering does not work, and to place itself in a favourable position politically as patriots safeguarding the nation from anti-national elements: to capture the nationalist tag and give it a saffron tint right before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
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Updated Date: Jan 16, 2019 19:40:47 IST