The human sacrifice of a 28-year-old actress on the altar of poll politics wouldn’t have been possible if Bollywood had risen up as one.
13 Sep 2020
Democracy is the offspring of public opinion. Politics is the midwife.
06 Sep 2020
Live State of the Nation Talk Show in a well-known TV studio. The anchor is engaged in an animated discussion with various members of the audience.
30 Aug 2020
In the Age of Modi, the look changes but the man is permanent, omniscient and omnipotent. His binary, Rahul Gandhi, needs a shave.
16 Aug 2020
Bajrang Bali reflects the universal soul which is the epitome of the perfect man.
09 Aug 2020
Governance is the art of preserving democracy through compromise and accommodation without diluting the interests of the ruling party.
02 Aug 2020
The simulacrum of law and order does both. It amplifies khaki as the omnipotent agent of fear among the general population.
19 Jul 2020
From Galwan Valley standoff to Trump's H-1B visa ban: Here's why politicians talk too much but say very little
With the virus prowling like a vengeful cop searching for mask-less rioters, politicians are quarantined in the blue world of Twitterhetoric.
12 Jul 2020
The mask is both protection and prevarication—to hide the identity of a spy, a thief, a murderer or an illicit lover. Shamans use it to impersonate god.
05 Jul 2020
Exploitation of the helpless is a recurrent theme in cinema.
21 Jun 2020
Three centuries later, all the king’s men—wise, clever and stupid—are trying to figure out the nature of the viral beast.
14 Jun 2020
All policy is a reflection of national culture. Indians as a lot are a self-satisfied variety, smug in their cultural superiority over other countries but easy to take offence.
31 May 2020
The duty of governance is to oversee the great apparatus of democracy, not to monitor the participants.
17 May 2020
Journeys have banal connotations while an odyssey is invariably a journey of vast proportions, loaded with hope, tragedy and homecoming.
10 May 2020
Politics is the art of meeting great expectations by creating and protecting institutions.
26 Apr 2020