Invisible Hand in Anna Movement
The sequence of events since the Anna Hazare movement suggests a conspiratorial political roadmap.
The dignified life of Swami Agnivesh
Swami Agnivesh was a radical reformer who was a genuine secularist in a saffron robe, and as a result, he bore the brunt of assaults by the saffron brigade. He could have easily joined the saffron political bandwagon by riding the anti-minority, anti-secular tide, but he didn’t. This is a tribute to a fearless and principled man.
A game of wait and watch in Maharashtra
The game of wait, watch and do little is being played in the political theatre of Maharashtra.
The Congress letter
The letter written by 23 Congress leaders has immediately achieved four objectives for the Congress party irrespective of the intentions of its signatories, and lifted the party out of its stupor.
Prashant Bhushan, Lokmanya Tilak, and the Supreme Court
Prashant Bhushan's case brings to mind the sedition case against Lokmanya Tilak and how it influenced the Indian freedom movement against the British empire.
Conflating the freedom movement and the temple agitation
The freedom movement for Indian independence and a free India stood against the mighty British Empire and sounded the death knell for colonialism across the world. By comparing it to an agitation to build the Ram temple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has devalued the freedom struggle.
Finally, an introspection
If the Congress wants to end its increasing national irrelevance, urgent introspection and action is the need of the hour.
The paradox of countering hegemony
The Congress in its present condition with its leadership in the current format is no threat to the BJP or the powerful combination of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.
Congress and Gandhi Family: Bogey of Hopes
In Goa, Manipur, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh, former Congress party stalwarts such as Himanta Biswa Sarma, Scindia and Pilot are the symptoms of a fatal disease. The cause of the disease must be treated immediately and effectively.
Enrica Lexie Case: An Art of Capitulation
The Union government and the main ruling party at the centre have much to explain regarding the Italian marines case. At the most fundamental level, the Bharatiya Janata Party must answer what its position would be if it were in the opposition today. Would it have accepted any other government’s decision to take the case to the PCA?