Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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George Orwell 2.0 in Karnataka

Lawmakers elected by people are herded, flocked, and shepherded by party bosses. Is it democracy?   During the high-voltage drama...

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Feminism is illiberal

The recent spate of rapes highlighted by the media has once again brought the champions of feminism to the fore....

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Liberals on jihad mode against Kanye West and the West

The rapper Kanye West’s slavery remarks are indeed insensitive. He suggested that the blacks in America chose to become and...

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We need policing, not moral policing

Instead of tilting at windmills and crusading against porn, focus should be on improving law and order.   Our politicians...

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Rape and reason: Remedy is in improving justice delivery system

If rape and murder have the same punishment, the culprit will find it reasonable to kill the victim, for this...

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Tripura sheds Left-inspired stagnation

At 46, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is young by the standards of Indian politicians—and looks younger and fitter...

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Aadhaar: Eternal surveillance is the price of welfarism

Left-leaning activists crying themselves hoarse over Aadhaar are being delusional.   The Supreme Court has rightly raised questions about the...

Farming woes: The cure is not more socialism

That rhetoric and events are no substitute for reforms is increasingly becoming evident in the economic sphere. The farmers’ march...

Oligarchs’ code broken

On 28 February, the arrest of Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, by the...

Privatisation only solution to improve public banks

Tis a lesson you should heed:/Try, try, try again./If at first you don’t succeed,/Try, try, try again—so goes the inspirational...

Budget 2018-19 flirts with socialism

The budget that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented on 1 February has confirmed, if any confirmation was needed, that...

Hurting sentiments not reason enough to ban books, movies

The grounds offered for banning movies, books, etc., in India are so wide ranging that if these are accepted, all...

Statism, socialism continue to mar economic policy

That the Narendra Modi government earnestly desires high growth is indisputable. This is in sharp contrast with the attitude of...

Sonia Gandhi’s unhappy legacy

Sonia Gandhi is viewed by left-liberals as a leader who successfully took on the Bharatiya Janata Party and ruled the...

No one is talking about bank privatisation

The debt recovery process in the cases of Bhushan Power & Steel Limited, Electrosteel Steels, Essar Steel, and Monnet Steel...

Government intervention in economy must stop

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to project himself as pro-development and business-friendly, various organs of his government don’t...

It’s right to offend that makes speech free

What Churchill said about buildings—we shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us—is equally true for ideas. Further, bad ideas always...

100 years of communist revolution: Massacres, mayhem that sympathisers do not tell you about

In a country known for ignorance of and unconcern for history, it is not surprising that few, at least in...