Politics Shimla or Shyamala: Why is India So Hell Bent on Digging Up the Past?
The name change proposed for some places point to a pre-election stunt. But even for an electoral tactic, imagine how yawningly empty the whiteboards in government offices must be.Add to list
Politics Meet Rahul Easwar, the Angry Face of the Sabarimala Temple Protests
The grandson of the head priest of Sabarimala Temple, Rahul Easwar has emerged as the face of the violent protests in the temple town. Who really, is Rahul Easwar? Is he merely the winner of Malyali House? Is he just Republic TV’s darling panelist? Or is he a man likely to play an active role in politics?Add to list
Politics Good Cop, Bad Cop: What’s Unfolding in the CBI Right Now
The idea of the CBI raiding itself might sound farcical. But to understand what prompted India’s top investigation body to score an own goal, meet CBI chief Alok Verma and the agency’s second-in-command, Rakesh Asthana, who can’t see eye to eye.Add to list
Politics “Only Politics, Not Social Service”: What Indian Netas Think of Serving Their Constituents
Karnataka Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde recently claimed that his job was to do politics, not social service. Understandable. In other countries, getting into politics is not considered the rough equivalent of joining the mafia. But our politicians have long forgotten that they are put in place to serve the people, rather than the other way around.Add to list
Politics What Will We Remember ND Tiwari For?
As a freedom fighter and one-time power player, ND Tiwari’s legacy would be memorable enough by itself. Unfortunately, back-to-back scandals at the denouement of his political career have also ensured a more salacious version of Tiwari’s life will live on in public memory.Add to list