Shocking details about TN men’s plot to wage war against India

A suspected member of terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police, officials said today. The accused, Basir Ahmad, was held from Srinagar. He was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, the police said. Continue Reading

Liberal zealots

Now to the matter on hand. Why all these precautions? Millions and millions of Indians, majority of them belonging to the, well, ‘majority’, subscribe to the above, not just as a Constitutional obligation but a core conviction too. The average citizen is as much aghast at mob violence or for that matter, any legal or value transgressions as his/her neighbour, cousin and uncle and aunt. Continue Reading

Freedoms Galore

Sixty years after 1947, celebrating freedom from the British looks surreal and contrived. Really, for the current generation and the future ones, a free India is a given; near and distant histories have merged on the horizon of time, with the Anglo rule seeming as ancient as Alexander, Allauddin Khilji and Aurangazeb, though all are separated by centuries. Continue Reading

Eyes closed, yet sleepless

At the height of the stock scam in 1992, FM Manmohan Singh declared that he ‘will not lose much sleep over it’. With terror topping the charts a decade and a half later, the sleeping habits of the former FM, now PM, have apparently changed drastically and diametrically. Continue Reading