Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla: The need to be neutral

Om Birla is now the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. It should come as no surprise that a Member of Parliament of just two-term vintage now presides over proceedings of the house of the people. Convention has it that seasoned parliamentarians are made Speakers.But that...

Foreign Policy and Mr Modi

An avid supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently asked me to name at least three of his foreign policy successes to be fair to the woefully biased leader of the nation. I am not particularly interested in being fair to those of the right and communal,...

Policing a nation

Abhinav Kumar IPS weighs in on many issues, territory that uniformed officers of the state tread at great risk. The consequences often lead to the curtailment of promising careers. The vicissitudes of Kumar’s career makes it obvious that he is not the cynosure...

Self-regulation is no regulation: Markandey Katju

See on Scoop.it – Indian Media’Self regulation’ as practised by the electronic media is a ‘ploy’ to escape accountability, Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Markandey Katju today claimed. While a media council makes sense, the mere...

My visits to Chamarajanagar have been rewarding: Shettar

See on Scoop.it – Politics: Karnataka Chief Minister debunks superstition that a visit to the town heralds downfallSubhash Rai’s insight:In a commendable act Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar visited Chamarajanagar, the apparently jinxed town for any ruling...