T J S George
Point of View
Narayanan’s non-partisanship was classic. So was Kalam’s. Mukherjee played safe. His successor will be safer
In his farewell speech, President Pranab Mukherjee highlighted India’s strong points and said they had become endangered.
30 Jul 2017
Lalu is natural target in the fight against corruption, but the problem is larger. All parties are guilty
Mention corruption, and the names of some politicians jump out like registered trademarks. Lalu Prasad Yadav is right when he says that the BJP government is hunting him for political reasons.
23 Jul 2017
Be it currency shift, Aadhaar, GST, there is a mad rush; People feel cornered, vexed. Why this mad rush?
Usually life gets simpler as nations progress. But not in India where a barrage of sudden changes, new rules and revised regulations are making life burdensome for ordinary people.
16 Jul 2017
Saudis want Qatar out; Turkey wants new dominant role; hostilities in Muslim lands pose problems for all
There is turmoil in the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia has made a hardline prince the effective ruler. Qatar, isolated by neighbouring Arab states, is defiant.
09 Jul 2017
Business leaders, SBI turn sceptical about our economy; farmers react with suicides—which is a bad sign
Those of us who spend the midnight hour sleeping, missed the celebratory introduction of GST.
02 Jul 2017
In political and strategic terms, the BJP leadership staged the equivalent of a coup d’état when it nominated Ram Nath Kovind for President.
25 Jun 2017
Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win
Even in its glory days, the National Herald never had a South Indian presence.
18 Jun 2017
With political help, lobbies put chemicals in our diet; BJP must honour its pledge to keep GM food out
Before the power of commercial lobbies, even the BJP government bows.
11 Jun 2017
BJP approach to cattle trading will hurt the economy; but who cares since the idea is to create vote banks
It’s clear: The cow dominates India. The world is changing in radical ways and life-and-death issues confront our country —GST’s impact on everyday life, the ‘dirty war’ in Kashmir, rising attacks on
04 Jun 2017
When Trump calls for a war against Islamic terrorism and praises its historical promoter, it is hypocrisy
The flow of Saudi money and Saudi evangelists has been radicalising local Islamic communities in many countries, including India.
28 May 2017
The manner in which Hindi is promoted hasn’t helped national unity. one-sided policy has hindered it
Was it necessary to kick up the Hindi controversy all over again? A better model was available to the authorities.
21 May 2017
With Kerala’s CM inviting humiliation after humiliation, the CPM saga may be coming to a close in India
Are we witnessing the final fade-out of communism’s run in India? West Bengal was a Left citadel that seemed impregnable for three long decades.
14 May 2017
China’s take-over of the South China sea is complete; a summit next week clinches its strategic gains
A week from today “the biggest diplomatic event of the year” will take place in China with many heads of government in attendance (not India’s). This is the first summit of Xi Jinping’s prestigious si
07 May 2017
It is part of India’s Vedic wisdom that even amrut, when taken in excess, turns poisonous. The case of nationalism is no different: Too much of it becomes counter-productive.
30 Apr 2017
V P Singh was meant to be a dreamer, a poet, an artist; it was bad luck he ended up as prime minister
In the political universe of India V P Singh rose as high as a citizen could—MLA, chief minister, Union finance minister, defence minister, prime minister, father of coalition politics.
23 Apr 2017
Craze for fairness creams, too, is an aspect of racism. no need to deny facts; all peoples are racists
Why do we deny the racism in us? All humans are infected by it.
16 Apr 2017
Almost unnoticed, our democracy is getting abridged; is perpetual one-party rule the future of India?
Donations by companies to political parties is the biggest contributor to corruption in India. All parties acknowledge this.
09 Apr 2017
Education in India is in tatters because of horrendous corruption.
02 Apr 2017
It is possible that Yogi Adityanath is not the communal Dracula he is seen to be. He is, of course, a Hindutvavadi with a history of promoting doctrinal dogmatics of the extreme kind. But he is unlike
26 Mar 2017
Modi’s vision has a target year, exactly same as Xi’s; but Modi’s foot soldiers pursue other targets
Miracles never cease.
19 Mar 2017
This is a loner’s lament when more than half the country is rejoicing over the BJP’s overwhelming triumph in UP.
12 Mar 2017