All shell, no soul

A recent visitor to the TMC headquarters in Chennai informs me of the uneasy calm that prevails there. The atmosphere at the Sathyamurthy Bhavan is anything but euphoric,despite the party alliance with the DMK continuing. But I am sure that precisely is the reason for the sense of gloom that has gripped the TMC camp. Continue Reading

Stewing in their own juice

For those who did not doubt the veracity of the leaked version of the Jain report, its tabling in Parliament brings no surprises. This political bombshell of a report, which was ignited prematurely much to the chagrin of the UF government, had burnt itself out by the time it reached Parliament, Continue Reading

Sun shines on lotus?

It is not known If the BJP atheist, But is quite possible considering that the party is now on a moral shedding spree. After UP anything is and the saffron brigade does not mince words when it keeps reminding the people of the nation the necessity to mix to Principles and real poltik. Continue Reading

This pumpkin is too big to hide

Self-respect and rationalism are expendable ideologies. If found inconvenient they can always be sacrificed at the altar of political expediency. The DMK and its leader are now in the grip of one such predicament and have typically sought to give their cherished ideals a silent burial. Continue Reading

Unjustified indignation

The 19th of November happers to be former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s birthday. The Congressmen of the country will no doubt go through the motions of hornage to the stain leader but there is little hope that there would be any introspection within the party on this occasion, Continue Reading

Perils of tiger riding

It is foolish to throw stones from inside a glass house. But the DMK had been doing just that ever since it ascended to power, unmindful of the timebomb which has been ticking under its edifice for the last several years. The LTTE ghost simply refuses to be exorcised and keeps coming back to haunt the party and its leaders. Continue Reading

Simply Irresistible!

The name of the game in Delhi is now horse-trading. With the BJP issuing a virtual tender for willing Members of Parliament to join its fold to enable it to repeat UP at the Centre, almost all political par-ties have now gone into a huddle on how to resist the BJP onslaught. Continue Reading

Investigative Journalism & Brigand Management

La affaire Veerappan, and the frenzy that followed it in the media and the public have indeed opened our eyes to the exciting possibilities held out by the entire episode in the field of education. We felt that. it was the need of the hour to prepare the people to what is being dished out and provide an academic framework for proper understanding of brigands and their ways and also investigative journalists and their ways. Continue Reading

Better late than never

Ms Jayalalitha really did not have any choice. Her decision to snap links with their aide Sasikala Natarajan, though in the air for quite a few days now must have obviously been a painful one to take. By her own admission, even after the elections, Continue Reading