The BJP needs a new Atal Bihari Vajpayee, not a Narendra Modi struggling to live down a gory past to qualify as Prime Minister. Read more
I have had two reasons to be happy this week— the successful start of the Commonwealth Games and the equanimity with which the people of India received the Court judgment in the Ayodhya case. Read more
There is just one problem — as I see it— with Home Minister P Chidambaram’s coloured description of terrorism attributed to fringe groups run by Hindu zealots. Read more
Political lexicons across the world have unique local flavors. India’s no exception. But I’m flummoxed when secular fundamentalists’ charge the Congress of practicing soft Hindutva. Those who confuse political tactics for ideology fail to see the wood for the trees.
The Congress’s consciously timid response to the Liberhan Commission’s report on the demolition of the Babri Mosque is no proof really of it having abandoned secularism as a way of doing politics. Read more