Bal Thackeray, as I have said before, often reminds me of the good Queen in Alice in Wonderland who was wont to say, “Off with his head!” at the slightest pretext. Read more

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At a time when television news was just coming of age in India (the mid-Nineties), I recall I was in Delhi when the then Congress president Sitaram Kesri had pulled support from the Deve Gowda government. Read more

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There’s something distinctively feeble about the tiger’s roar these days. And perhaps many of the recent fat cats in the Shiv Sena have something to do with it. Read more

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I may or may not agree with the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on Ayodhya but one thing I am very thankful for: the will power of governments both at the Centre and in the States this time round who made it clear that the verdict must be accepted with grace and that no violence or triumphalism by any side will be tolerated even for a minute. Read more

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