Off to the races...1

Off to the races...1

Assessing the leading prime minister candidates in the 2014 election.... Continue Reading »

Going strong

Going strong

Party politics is not the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangha’s mainstay.... Continue Reading »

Time to go

Time to go

Prakash Karat must make way for a younger party chief, preferably one directly elected from West Bengal.... Continue Reading »

Decency vs hooliganism

Decency vs hooliganism

The Bharatiya Janata Party must exercise calm and restraint in the face of the gravest provocation.... Continue Reading »

The affair in Crimea

The affair in Crimea

Russia is taking definite steps against Western expansionism in East Europe.... Continue Reading »

Cadre strength

Cadre strength

For ticket distribution, Narendra Modi must balance between imported and in-house talent.... Continue Reading »

At sea

At sea

The Manmohan Singh government has compromised India’s defence preparedness.... Continue Reading »

Limits of cleverness

Limits of cleverness

India expects Narendra Modi to play straight.... Continue Reading »

New normal

New normal

India cannot count on the United States any longer.... Continue Reading »

Hyperreality

Hyperreality

The Constitution, the courts and voters are all that should matter to leaders on the campaign trail.... Continue Reading »

Modi & Yeddyurappa

Modi & Yeddyurappa

Knowingly, the Gujarat chief minister is bearing the risks of their association.... Continue Reading »

Single-mindedness

Single-mindedness

Corruption begins at home.... Continue Reading »

Misguided messiah

Misguided messiah

The sooner Anna Hazare retires from public life, the better.... Continue Reading »

Inner strength

Inner strength

It is best that Narendra Modi keeps a distance with the United States.... Continue Reading »

Moment of truth

Moment of truth

Voters must appreciate the make-and-break nature of the oncoming general election.... Continue Reading »

Starting line...3

Starting line...3

Narendra Modi is miles ahead of competition.... Continue Reading »

Starting line...2

Starting line...2

Jayalalithaa’s absent pan-India image will hurt her prime minister campaign.... Continue Reading »

Starting line...1

Starting line...1

Who will lead India after May?... Continue Reading »

The fightback

The fightback

The system is in autocorrect mode. Nil desperandum.... Continue Reading »

Grand plan

Grand plan

The next government must formulate a far-reaching national defence strategy to guide India in a transformed world.... Continue Reading »

Racehorse PM

Racehorse PM

The President is showing the way to voters.... Continue Reading »

The trap..

The trap..

Pentagon’s proposal to keep 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan or nothing makes little military sense.... Continue Reading »

Poetic justice

Poetic justice

In less than four weeks, Arvind Kejriwal stands exposed.... Continue Reading »

Felo de se

Felo de se

With associates like Somnath Bharati and Kumar Vishwas, Arvind Kejriwal doesn’t need enemies.... Continue Reading »

Cop-out

Cop-out

By refusing Narendra Modi’s challenge, Rahul Gandhi has hurt Congress chances more.... Continue Reading »