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Vikram Kilpady

Vikram Kilpady

vikram.kilpady@intoday.com
Journalist, rational Southerner. non-left, non-right, non-congress. wish i was totally bald. Darn subjective

By Vikram Kilpady

Shame Smriti Irani didn't answer Mayawati in Rajya Sabha

The HRD minister needs to think hard about Rohith Vemula and why he chose to commit suicide.

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JNU row: Kanhaiya Kumar and the indestructible Bihari DNA

Like Nitish and Lalu in 2015, this son of a poor Begusarai family is causing serious trouble for Modi-Shah team.

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#ChennaiRains: Why didn't they fix the drains for all these years?

The city needed a massive drain expansion in the end-1990s and should have consciously kept away from the lakebeds.

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Bihar battle was not just secularism's triumph

Why worry if it was democracy that won or slicker marketing on this fine November evening?

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All wail Modi: The dear leader who cries thinking of mama when abroad

Remember, in America, family values top the list.

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Yakub hanging: Dial 100 for another Emergency?

It is here and we live in it, fearing trolls, fearing taking pictures which will make hanged convicts martyrs because the state tells us we will end up doing so.

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What a godawful way to mock Sachin

Why the poll to declare Tendulkar the Test cricketer of the 21st century is a masterful trick to exclude the Indian great from the cream of the mid-20th century.

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Lalit Modi row: Why Arvind Kejriwal is right about politicians

The united clearing of phlegm reminds one of something the able Delhi CM said ages ago, 'Sab mile hue hain'.

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Kaaka Muttai and what the film will show but not tell

There are conmen in this world, there is sadness but there's unlimited joy among the poor too.

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No tears for old dogs in the Army

They maybe pedigreed breeds but the Army kills its old dogs and horses if they can’t do active service for more than a month.

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Why Sachin, Sourav, VVS won’t be able to change Indian cricket

It’s Virat Kohli and the players alone who can repudiate India’s bad record in tests abroad, not the veterans.

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Dude, where’s my bullet train?

Don’t know about the rest but it sure is achche din for Modi.

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Pak beef relief: Let Nepalis decide, why should we judge?

Are we certain food aid from China and elsewhere doesn’t include beef? Then why slam Pakistan?

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India should help Nepal, not gloat

Measure who did most for earthquake relief operations later, not now please.

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#AshuCries a howl

Was the crying an attempt to escape the censure for AAP ignoring Gajendra Singh from the stage?

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Amit Shah, focus on Giriraj types and spare the Congress please

The Congress is in its own descent but as Opposition it is bound to check on the government.

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The cow that has no name

Haryana will have superb 12-digit unique identification numbers for cattle.

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Land Acquisition Act: India Unwashed marches on India Shining

If the movements of 2011 and 2012 worked for some people, maybe the other India, wants things to work for it in 2015.

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AIB Roast: Aamir Khan, well said, for once

To support the right to spout abuse as the cornerstone of liberal thought is shutting one’s eyes to the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

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BJP, you should have picked Smriti Irani not K-K-K-Kiran

She's a Delhi girl and a major TV star, her persona would have made a more direct connect with the people.

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Yo BJP, take it easy. It's just Delhi

It's not worth the stress to worry over Delhi when you have India to rule for the next four-plus years.

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Why I opted out of LPG subsidy

It is best if subsidies are handed out only to those who can’t afford it otherwise. This will mean dropping some of your own “privileges”.

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Obama saw a Hindu Republic Day and said it

In the parade, the US president just saw Hindu festivals and practices like Ayurveda.

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Holy smoke! Obama was just chewing gum

Maybe the angry Twitter sena would have been happier if he had chewed paan and spat a colourful jet into a silver spittoon the government would have gladly placed at his feet.

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Republic Day: Obama has seen better guns and tanks

The show of weapons which the US president will see on January 26 are mostly leftovers from the Soviet era.

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Can someone teach Modi a few terms before Obama arrives?

India's prime minister should heed the warning of the elderly.

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Dude, where's my brahma-astra?

If the Indian Army had access to brahma-astras, the tricolour will be ruling the world.

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Bye bye 2014, welcome 2015

The Peshawar massacre was ghastly, so was the killing and mutilation of three Dalits in Maharashtra.

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Why not give Nathuram Godse the Bharat Ratna too?

Let's allow the BJP to honour who it really wants to.

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Lakshman Rekha: Because you're mine, I draw the line

The BJP MPs should heed what their boss doesn’t want them to do. It’s only fair that they do.

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