The controversy regarding the visit of Salman Rushdie, noted author, to Jaipur for attending the Literary Festival there has shown the Congress governments at the Centre and in Rajasthan and Maharashtra in a very poor light. People who till now had no views on Rushdie also have started questioning why his India trip was so grossly mishandled. Read more

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A lot has been written about the age controversy of General VK Singh, the Chief of Army Staff. In fact I was the first one who raised the issue obliquely when I wrote about the Sukhna scam more than two years ago and how it could have been related to General Singh’s birth matter. Read more

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Various newspapers today carried photographs of Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Mayawati’s statues being covered by workers at the Dalit Prerna Sthal in NOIDA. The Photos may have reminded some of the final scene in Mughal-e-Azam when Anarkali was being buried alive in a wall on the orders of Emperor Akbar. Of course Mayawati and Anarkali have nothing in common but the way they have been treated could bring about some similarity. But as Anarkali’s legend lives on, the decision to conceal the BSP supremos statues may lead to a strong backlash amongst her Dalit followers in particular. Read more

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The announcement by the Delhi Mayor renaming the main road, which runs through Chandni Chowk as the Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar Marg, is blasphemous. Read more

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