Secular zealots!

Strange are the ways of rationalists. And stranger still are the ways of the secular rationalists. Selectivity is the hallmark of their approach while hypocrisy is always built into whatever they say and do, though these two too rarely tally. Continue Reading

Fear not, my countrymen

When equity demands that one must grant even the D its due, it would be grossly unfair to deny the exorcists their share. In any case, they would seek to themselves apportion their share of credit, which is truly a lion’s shares if detractors and cynics, Continue Reading

A race against bombs

It is now just a matter of time and luck Either the police reach there first or the hidden bombs go off. Chennai has been lucky last three times around, in just two weeks, when the police ‘discovered’ huge caches of explosives running into several kilograms, just in time. Continue Reading

Back to brasstacks

Now that the commotion over the formation of Government at the Centre is over, it is back to the business of governance as usual. It is as if a whole nation has come back from a long vacation and it may take quite some time before the people and politicians Continue Reading

All is well that ends well

At last it appears to be curtains down for the great Indian circus. It is of course, our fond wish that nothing of distress would happen between now and 19th of March. Atal Behan Vajpayee’s tryst with Race Course Road is now a certainty with the Rashtrapathi, Continue Reading

Beware of Bhandaris

It is high time Romesh Bhandari joined the ranks of ex-Governors. No doubt it will embolden him to bid for a Bharat Ratna, but we are sure the panelists, once bitten will now be twice shy before doling out the highest civilian honour to politicians with a past. Continue Reading