Markaz to ill-timed Diwali rapture, irrationality rules in times of corona
The cult following of Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not prevent people from congregating and rapturously bursting crackers on the streets on Sunday night, days after the delusional belief that angels protected the faithful in the congregation made Tablighi Jamat markaz a hot spot of the spread of coronavirus in India.
PM Cares set up for coronavirus relief, but PMNRF exists since 1948
There has been a Prime Minister’s fund for emergencies since 1948, and its purpose has been the same as that of the just-announced PM Cares. In other words, we now have two funds for the same purpose.
The Coronavirus scare poses a huge challenge to India’s poor
One way out is to use all the institutional buildings that have been vacated in the wake of the coronavirus scare to house the poor. This can include all municipal schools and central and state government educational institutions – schools, colleges, and universities.
Vipassana in the time of Corona
A personal message that isolation and silence need not be a challenge.
Coronavirus: Time for India to take a step a day and be careful
Suffice it to say that a lockdown was necessary. The present times are about taking things as they come. Much more will come soon.
Scindia’s exit shows why careerism is Congress’s biggest challenge
An ideologically committed Hindutva of the BJP finds it easy to beat to pulp an ideologically hollowed Congress secularism, which is nowhere close to being a top priority for the party’s rank and file.
Making sense of Kejriwal's politics
Kejriwal may be a post-ideology political player, but there is no doubt he tries to swim with the tide.
Kejriwal 'delivers' Kanhaiya's prosecution
Delhi government's go-ahead to prosecute CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar spawns more questions than it answers
Kejriwal’s service-delivery model encounters riotous mobs
There is no resolution to the question as to whether service-delivery, a form of executive action in peace times, is an answer to hate politics and violence in times of conflict. Kejriwal’s moment of victory has also made him increasingly vulnerable.