Virendra Kapoor

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Restoring order top priority in Kashmir

2019 outcome unrelated to events in valley, though Pak can ratchet up trouble.   So we are back to square...

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Pranab in Nagpur respected ancient tradition of debate

He also announced his availability in case of a hung Lok Sabha in 2019.   To begin with, PranabDa is...

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Week a long time in politics: Bypolls don’t predict 2019

TINA factor is in Modi’s favour, voters bound to keep khichdi at bay.   Congressmen and other oppositionists rushing to...

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Leaders, non-leaders search for relevance, desperately

Sonia-Mayawati bonhomie no precursor to a coalition of clashing ambitions.   It is said a picture speaks louder than a...

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Karnataka: Rahul needs to revisit Congress’ record

Indian democracy has flourished despite periodic ‘murders’ since the founding of the Republic.   There must be something about Indian...

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Rahul as Congress chief offers no new direction

It is continuity without any change under the new Congress boss.   You feel sorry for Rahul Gandhi, don’t you?...

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Strife in SC set to abate with a couple of retirements soon

Necessary to restore trust between SC and government to put back ties on an even keel.   Panditji, maine apney...

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Did Congress leaders offer CJI trade-off before Loya verdict?

Turning politics into blood sport, Rahul uses impeachment to bludgeon judiciary.   They don’t even try and clothe the attempt...

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Judiciary cannot be held to ransom by members

Distrust between executive and judiciary is at the root of stalled appointments.   The continuing power struggle within the highest...

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It’s Siddaramaiah vs BJP-JDS in Karnataka

Rahul drawing poor crowds, while BJP waits to unleash PM Modi.   By all accounts, the contest in Karnataka is...

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Impeachment move against CJI ill-motivated

Real objective is to browbeat higher judiciary to embarrass government.   Trust the politicians to abuse the system for purely...

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Despite Opposition gang-up, Modi a favourite for 2019

Moneybags, vested interests, fixers desperate to see the end of Modi raj.   How the political mood changes from one...

Naresh Agarwal not the first turncoat to join BJP

Let us grant Naresh Agarwal, the newly-minted BJP member, full marks for honesty. He said he was dumping Akhilesh Yadav’s...

Debate the PNB-Nirav Modi scam to de-fang Opposition

Another week in Parliament washed out. No one should be surprised. Debate and discussion have yielded to a wasteful lung-power....

No one believes Congress’ charade on corruption

Crying vendetta and witch-hunt is standard for our corrupt politicians when the long arm of the law once in a...

Foundation of Indian capitalism laid on lies, deceit

The money is gone. The fraudster is not coming back. To rub salt on the wounds, he accuses the Punjab...

Nirav scam: India paying for original sin committed in ’69

If it sounds partisan, all that one can say is that the truth hurts. Like all other big-ticket scams, the...

Poll bugle is sounded: Modi takes fight to the Opposition

The template for the electoral calendar until the 2019 general election may have already been set. The bitterness and gut-punching...

Budget cannot quell the ill winds blowing in Hindi heartland against BJP

Honestly, even I didn’t expect our media to have the courage to break the mould and grant primacy to the...

Problems are a part of nation-building process

Has anything changed? The reason we ask should be clear once you read what President Sanjiva Reddy had said in...

Institutional proprieties should be upheld, always

It is hard to figure out what is happening in the country the way even the pretence of adhering to...

The judiciary’s self-inflicted wound will take time to heal

Always imperious, Indira Gandhi wanted a committed judiciary. And duly turned the Supreme Court judges into cowering factotums who willingly...

Congress gives lame excuses to stall triple talaq bill

Politics often obliges you to make unambiguous choices. A yes-no-maybe-both posture may not be always possible. However hard you may...

Why Mallya must seek justice from an Indian court

Apparently, Vijay Mallya is ruing the decision to flee India like a thief once the lenders, egged on by the...