In the last one week, the entire country has watched in a state of helplessness how the Pakistan authorities have treated the entire Sarabjit Singh affair and how our own government has been totally ineffective in dealing with the grim situation. Read more

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The needless controversy on Bhagwad Gita has not only surprised me but has also hurt me somewhat. The observations of a court in the Siberian city of Tomsk are most absurd and any attempt to liken this scripture to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is both blasphemous and an act arising out of total ignorance. Read more

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The events of the last few days leading to the arrest of social activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare and its political fall out have left no one in doubt that the present UPA government seems to be incapable of governance. Read more

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It was a Sunday (January 30) with a difference. The venue was the third floor terrace of the India International Centre and the occasion was very significant as it was emotional. It was a get together of the newly formed exclusive club of the Delhi University Student leaders of the seventies. Read more

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Senior BJP leader LK Advani has always been known as a stickler for propriety. However, when he went to meet Amit Shah, former Gujarat Home Minister and an accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case in the Sabramati Jail last week, I for one was extremely surprised. Read more

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The Supreme Court’s advise to the media to show more restraint in covering incidents such as the Arushi Talwar murder case appears to be more of a warning rather than a gag order as several TV channels are portraying. Read more

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I was a reporter in the Times of India when Operation Blue Star took place in June, 1984, exactly 26 years ago. The Operation was aimed at flushing out terrorists led by Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh Shrine. Read more

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In this age of scandals and price hikes, any kind of scam is possible. With the opposition parties fighting their own battle for survival, there appears to be no positive move to curb the rising prices, which have already gone through the roof. In Delhi and its surrounding areas, the increase has been phenomenal. From power to water and from buses to metro, there is an upward trend. Read more

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The other day, minister of state Jairam Ramesh made an observation that if there were a Nobel Prize for filth and squalor, India would win it hands down. The statement attracted a lot of media attention and even reactions with a number of opposition leaders gunning for Jairam who has penchant for shooting his mouth on issues often unrelated to his charge in the government. Read more

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The shoe throwing incident at a press conference addressed by the union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has both shocked and pained me as a journalist. Jarnail Singh, the Jagran correspondent may have had his reasons for hurling the shoe but to me it amounted to a totally unprofessional conduct. Similar incidents may have taken place elsewhere in the past but this act has no justification in a country where there are so many other and more dignified ways of voicing one’s anger. Read more

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