I can’t be the only person to be dismayed by the turn that the Rita Bahuguna Joshi case has taken. Let me say straight out that, like most sensible people, I regard her remarks as deeply reprehensible. Rape cannot become the subject of political jousting. And to talk about the hypothetical rape of any individual is indefensible. Read more
So, how well did you sleep when you read that Behenji wanted to be our next Prime Minister? How did you feel when you saw the BSP spokesman declare that his party had a single-point agenda: to make Mayawati Prime Minister? And did your hair stand on end when the leaders of the BSP informed the Third Front that their party would only agree to sign up on the condition that Behenji was officially declared as the Front’s prime ministerial candidate? Read more
If I were a driver, I would take a hockey stick and thrash as many airline pilots as I could get my hands on. Then, if I wasn’t too exhausted, I’d start on India’s politicians and give them a good thrashing too. If you’ve been following the saga of the Kerala MP Abdul Wahab and the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), then you will understand the context.
I went to New York last week for an event designed to make Americans think better of India (see today’s Brunch). But even as India@60 took over Manhattan, I was less interested in the American view of India than in our view of the United States.Few relationships can be as complicated as India’s engagement with America. And few seem to matter as much: this government’s continuance will be determined by the fate of the Indo-US nuclear deal.