Spy games

Another espionage saga has begun with the arrest of an engineer working with BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited, the makers of BrahMos medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile. It reminds one of the ISRO espionage scandal involving a key scientist in cryogenic engine development, Nambi Narayanan. The...

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Polarise and rule

In the period leading up to the general election, it is not unusual anymore for political parties — be they in the opposition or ruling camp — to manufacture dissent and build narratives of distrust against not only one another but also within society. The...

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Road to 2019

With five states set on the road to assembly polls, the stakes are high for the ruling BJP and for the Congress, which is hoping to ride the crest of an anti-incumbency wave, in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Congress-ruled Mizoram is likely to witness...

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Pandora’s Box

As the tenure of this government winds down, I have been reflecting on the things that it has done and what they mean for us ultimately as a nation. We are looking at this of course after a week in which the markets have shown...

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Onus now on states

The Centre finally bit the bullet by reducing the petroleum prices by a cumulative Rs 2.50 per litre. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the cut will be affected through slashing of excise duty to the tune of Rs 1.50 per litre, while the oil marketing...

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Farmers rising

Farmers were brought to a boil Tuesday as they were blocked on the borders of the National Capital Region. These farmers were part of a 10-day march that started from Haridwar and was being led by the Bharatiya Kisan Union. Police resorted to baton charge,...

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Seeding violence

Police in Uttar Pradesh, it is reported, shot a 38-year-old man Vivek Tiwari, who had been working as area sales manager with Apple, for not stopping his vehicle when asked to by a couple of policemen. The incident reeks of police high-handedness and attempts to...

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Spirit of the Constitution

India is witnessing the budding of a monotheistic religion whose ‘holy book’ is holding sway on its believers to the extent that they are blind to the impact their proselytisation is having on the nuances that make a culture unique. The book is the Constitution...

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Of ‘Hindu Rashtra’

One of the concerns of people who are looking ahead to the 2019 election is the fear of ‘Hindu rashtra’. This is a concept that will pull India away from our current Constitution that is not religious, towards one that is. It will make India...

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Mirrors of society

The Supreme Court has placed the onus on the Parliament to legislate on the matter of disallowing candidates facing charges of committing heinous crimes from contesting elections. The judiciary has been kind of compelled to pronounce judgments on crucial socio-political issues. But in this case,...

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