Monday, May 20, 2019

Commentary

The Murder of Gauri Lankesh: Lawlessness in Karnataka

It’s certainly a gruesome way to die right in front of your own house with multiple bullets riddling your body. That much can be...

Kerala Floods: When the Comrades Shed their Clothes

Nothing excites our Red-drenched comrades, now masquerading as liberals, as much as large-scale suffering. Larger the scale, greater are the swirls of the romantic...

The Worst Nightmare of the Congress Party is the Building of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya

A very wise Greek philosopher held that studying even the most trivial of things in great depth can be very illuminating. The history of...

Subverting the True History of India: How Jawaharlal Nehru and his Cronies Sidelined Prof R.C. Majumdar

Ramesh Chandra Majumdar’s life is one of the glowing showcases of a full life lived productively, usefully, in the devoted pursuit of an...

Lutyens Stenographer in Grief: The Irascible Rage of the Entitled Aatish Taseer

Arch-ingrate Aatish Taseer is enraged. At the sure-shot prospect of Prime Minister Narendra Modi returning to power this summer. He spills...

Why Ramachandra Guha is the Perfumed Version of Kavita Krishnan

I have immense admiration for cricket commentator Ramachandra Guha. And I have immense compassion for alleged historian Ramachandra Guha. I really do. The...

When Nayantara Sahgal Compared the Nehru Dynasty to Monkeys Holding Peanuts

Do you recall Nayantara Sahgal? She of the award-wapsi notoriety. She’s also the oldest and perhaps the last living relic of...

Blast from the Past: Anna Hazardous

Note: This was published on April 13, 2011 on my defunct blog, The Rediscovery of India. The occasion was the nationwide protests and human...

Snubbing the Bloodlines: The Terminal Embers of Dynasty

Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa’s classic Parva still stands unrivalled in its raw, intense, and gripping depiction of the immortal story of the Mahabharata on...

Ram Swarup and Sita Ram Goel: Intellectual Kshatriyas who Wielded the Pen like a Sabre

Wake up, folks, wake up! As intimidated as you are by the fear of going against the stream and looking racist...

Blinded by Communism: The Story of how Amartya Sen Ruined the Nalanda Revival

Nalanda University was established as a university of eminence in Bihar during the period when both Sanatana Dharma and Buddhism were...

The Civilisational Erosion of Bengal: What can be Done about it?

In his election rally today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee a speed breaker in the state’s development. While that...

The Lutyens Patriots: In a Comic

Just as how in our routine lives, adversity is the surest test of a person's value system, so is war the surest...
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