Fifth Columnist: Chimerical unity Democratic politics is all about periodic shows of strength, of thrust and parry and of showmanship and claims, all aimed at changing the discourse and atmospherics of the day.
Fifth Columnist:Look West As far as the question of China is concerned, Nepal’s former prime minister and the country’s most popular Maoist leader Pushpa Kumar Dahal or Prachanda told me in an interview in 2014, “With India we
Fifth Columnist: Summer of discontent Even in these days of high velocity lobbying by various ‘vote banks’ to get a bite of the Indian democratic pie, there is no group as powerful and influential as the farmers.
Fifth Columnist: Paradigm Shift When physicist philosopher Albert Einstein wrote loftily, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge,” he obviously had not come to India.
Fifth Columnist: Steal Frame Among the various ticklish issues that came up between India’s first prime minister and the country’s first home minister, the future role of the civil bureaucracy comes up for special mention.
Fifth Columnist: Isolation, no problems With the International Court of Justice (ICJ) pronouncing its preliminary verdict on the trial of former Indian naval commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, the key question among those interested is this: wher
Fifth Columnist: Winner Takes All Before TN Seshan took charge as the country’s chief election commissioner in 1990, the Election Commission of India (ECI) was a largely ceremonial job, whose constitutional status was ill-defined.
Fifth Columnist: Stinking India National capital Delhi is a prime example of just how difficult it is to keep promises made in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan manifesto.
Fifth Columnist:Silver lining Pessimistic anti-Narendra Modi watchers are devastated at yet another saffron sweep, this time in Delhi’s municipal corporation elections.
Fifth Columnist: War by other means The BJP under Narendra Modi has amply demonstrated that winning elections is a fine art honed out by the party and its cadres.