Even the new entrant, the commoner among the veterans in the ensuing battlefield, also thinks the voters are a vulnerable lot with ephemeral memory. Read more

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The society is sharply divided over Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to go on a dharna as many think he has the coveted chair, just like journos have their pen, to raise issues and resolve them. Read more

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Today when every politician is trying to grab primetime on major channels, Mayawati and her lieutenants are maintaining a safe distance. A few who hold the fort for them in debates and discussions are not party functionaries but activists or admirers. Read more

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First is the emergence of AAP – a product of civil uprising. Not a very accurate analogy, but reminds one of Arab Springs. Thankfully in India, which has Gandhi’s non-violence ingrained in its very DNA, the political revolution has come democratically. Read more

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It’s very distressing to watch tainted leaders walking to the high court or even jail in a security ring. Thus when tainted Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav walked to the special CBI court, surrounded by black cat commandoes on Monday, I somehow thought the time had come for the government or the judiciary to take a call on that. Read more

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We, the common people, must ponder over a stimulating development and two thought provoking comments of the last week. Read more

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Our social values are down in the dumps.

I spent Sunday watching Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, Arvind Kejriwal and some scribes in a heated verbal duel over the central grants to an NGO engaged in the distribution of aid to physically disabled people in 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Read more

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What’s wrong in this country that Gandhi once led? Remember his quote, “Non-violence is the greatest force – present the other cheek to the man who slaps you on one cheek.” I don’t know how many of us would agree with Gandhi in an era where slaps and shoes can come from any direction and on anyone. Read more

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Somehow I fear or feel that Team Anna has shown unwarranted haste in taking a plunge into the political arena, even though their aim may have been to mobilise public opinion in favour of Jan Lokpal Bill. Read more

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Gandhi caps are back in vogue. Come October 2, many may want to be seen adorning it. Not the politicians, but the people and that too the younger ones. Suddenly, they find it smart, ‘a cool style statement’. Read more

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