Allegations, insinuations and innuendos will rain cats and dogs in Parliament’s Monsoon Session beginning next month. As one with an implicit faith in parliamentary democracy, I’m a tad worried. Read more

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Political parties talk the same lingo, dish out identical arguments and almost invariably cite political compulsions to explain graft and continuation of tainted leaders in high offices. Read more

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The people of India have once again demonstrated their native wisdom in the recently concluded elections to five state assemblies. The DMK and the Left parties have been roundly defeated in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Read more

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Pardon me for repeating the issue on which I’ve already shared my views. I’m doing so because I am startled really by the intensity of public outrage over the Radia tapes. Read more

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Dev Kant Baruah was a scholar of considerable repute. But he’s remembered the most for his mawkish “Indira is India and India is Indira” quote as president of the Indian National Congress during the period of Emergency. Read more

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The DMK’s A Raja’s belated exit from the Union Cabinet had me counting the number of Congressmen removed from positions of authority after the UPA captured power in 2004. A quick count subject to correction showed that half a dozen bigwigs have been forced into relative political wilderness. Read more

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