Decades after his assassination, Mahatma Gandhi's memory is under attack again. This time, by a candidate aspiring to be in India's Parliament, no less. Can there be a cause for greater shame?
What is the point of a huge bank balance or a convertible sports car or a celebrity halo, if the heart is not content?
Distinguished members of India Inc. are flustered by NYAY because they feel the scheme is robbing Peter to pay Paul. Given India's backdrop of crony capitalism, NPAs et al, this is richly ironic. And utterly unfeeling.
Majority governments have been the exception, not the norm in India. There are multiple reasons to explain why the Indian voter likes it this way.
Veteran actor Amol Palekar's speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) was cut short for being critical, even if mildly, of the government. This was not the first instance of the suppression of free speech under the Modi sarkaar.
Rahul Gandhi's minimum income guarantee scheme has given Congress a head-start in setting India's economic agenda
MIG is good economics. And sustainable. It is also extremely timely after the Modi administration under which farmers, youth and the poor, all have faced deep distress.
The veteran actor has simply echoed the suppressed sentiments of millions of people, not just the Muslim minority community. But we live in such a time of fear and loathing that his words have only caused more offence.