India has not learnt any lessons from the 1962 war with China. Read more
I see striking parallels between the opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail and the early resistance, in the mid-1980s, to the introduction of computers. Then, as now, the main opposition came from the ruling party, albeit a different one, in West Bengal. Read more
It may sound harsh, but there’s no running away from it. Whichever way you look at it, it’s a betrayal. The angry public reaction to the petrol price increase is, in my opinion, completely self serving, capricious and, ultimately, self defeating. Read more
Why are we being so harsh on Mamata Banerjee?
Every act of omission or commission by her government is magnified by the national media and presented as yet more evidence that West Bengal is looking down a long and slippery road. Read more
I can’t figure out why so many self-appointed guardians of Indian culture are getting so hot under the collar (where else can they get hot?) over the Delhi High Court judgment decriminalizing homosexuality. Read more
Let me confess: as a die hard supporter of Indian cricket and all things Indian, I strongly dislike Greg Chappell. Most unbiased observers agree that his reign as coach of the Indian cricket team was disastrous. Read more
Some people make things happen; others see things happen; and a third set wonder what happened.
India’s foreign office mandarins, it seems, belong to the third category. Read more
Political correctness is now beginning to cloud the future of this country.
We seem to bringing up a generation of Indians that is either namby-pamby or delinquent. Read more
The clamour for MS Dhoni’s scalp is reaching a crescendo. The cry to sack the non-performing seniors is resounding throughout the country. Read more
I’m loving it – BCCI’s dominance of world cricket is making me feel good. Read more