Why BJP-RSS need Yogi, opposition needs Arvind Kejriwal and Congress needs Varun Feroze Gandhi!

Yogi Adityanath as the CM of UP might have come as a rude shock to many. But it was always on the cards. Narendra Modi has been growing too big for RSS. And after becoming PM, he hadn’t once supported openly a single of the innumerable nonsense pelted out by…

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Why We Must Increase The Minimum Legal Age For Drinking Alcohol To 27, Globally!

October 21, 1994. A phone call changed everybody’s life in our family forever. The call was to inform us that my brother – Aurobindo, then all of 19 years – had died in a road accident on the Gurgaon highway. A speeding bus hit the motorbike on which he was…

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Terror or not, the real thing that Modi’s demonetization has put a break upon is

Mark Twain famously said, “Religion was invented when the first fool met the first con man”. Nothing could be more spot on. In place of nations having their own laws to govern human behaviour, some – perhaps well meaning and probably good – men found the use of a cooked…

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11/9 For You! Absolutely Historical! Both For India And The World! And I Am Indeed

I had decided to delay this month’s editorial for The Sunday Indian till 11/9 (writing 9th of November the American way) because i wanted to write the edit on the next American President. But as the jokes go, Modi decided to upstage the American excitement, at least in India! But…

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As Putin Brings On Cold War – Phase 2, India Must Not Make The Mistake

I will first talk a bit about Russia before coming to India-Pakistan. Exactly about a year back, Russia started its war on the ISIS in Syria! That was what the world needed desperately. Almost like the Cold War era, Russia took America head on without caring… smashing the USA-backed extremists…

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Celebrations Around Mother Teresa’s Canonization Show A Compete Suspension Of Critical Faculties

Such propagation of blind faith, illiteracy and fundamentalism without questioning logic is what takes humanity down. When I was really young, and though even then I never believed in God, we used to celebrate Saraswati Puja as a part of our local club’s annual ritual! My father had told me…

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Waiting For Mr. Modi’s Man Ki Baat, Restlessly!

On 11th June 2016, I read an article on IndiaTimes that said, and I quote: Blaming the decrease in Hindu population in India on impotency of men, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia has urged Hindu men to “go home and worship your manhood.” Addressing a gathering in Gujarat on…

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Niti Aayog: The Need To Modi-Fy This Transform India Project

The big question that people have in mind the moment they hear of NITI Aayog is, is this something like Gurugram – just a change in the name with everything else remaining the same? Most people i speak to seem to think so. And that doesn’t sound too exciting, given…

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