I’ve always held that India lacks the political culture to fight terrorism. The onus for creating the right ambience is primarily on the government at the Centre, regardless of who’s in power. Read more

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Elections often leave behind abiding images such as those captured after the Congress’s stunning defeat in polls after the Emergency. Carried on the front page of a prominent English daily of the time, a photograph that said it all was of a dustbin stuffed with Congress posters with Indira’s face peering out. Read more

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Courts in India have lately been accused of activism and overreach. While that might be true to some extent, the judiciary showed exceptional restraint in deciding the 2G case and upholding the right of private citizens-as distinct from agencies mandated for the job— to prosecute high public functionaries. Read more

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