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T J S George

Point of View

T J S George
‘Loyalists’ injurious to health

In a non-democratic family enterprise such as the Congress, even the appearance of rebellion is unthinkable.

20 Sep 2020

Realities beyond the peacock moment

A failed leader is dismissed from public memory if he is lucky, humiliated if he is not. A successful leader has all his failures erased from memory.

13 Sep 2020

All the lying they have done

A few days ago, for the first time in my eventful life, I felt jealous of the Americans.

06 Sep 2020

Congress leadership saga: Grand old party exploding from within?

Hangers-on of the family, benefiting from being hangers-on, dominate the party. They still argue that only the Gandhis can hold the party together.

30 Aug 2020

The virtuous out, the virtual in

Are we seeing the beginnings of a new one history, one culture, one language, one religion approach to nation building?

23 Aug 2020

The Congress is Modi’s big advantage

Narendra Modi, of course, has gifts of leadership that put him above his challengers.

16 Aug 2020

Now COVID is the great leveller

Unity of the unexpected kind is in the air.  Karnataka’s Chief Minister Yediyurappa caught Covid and went into quarantine, complete with hospital shirt.

09 Aug 2020

Vande Bharat beats China, COVID

Why were economic realities never a factor in India’s relations with China? Lazy India became dependent on hardworking China for even everyday items.

02 Aug 2020

Why Varavara Rao matters 

There was neither common sense nor political sense in putting Telugu poet and activist Varavara Rao in jail two years ago without trial and bail.

26 Jul 2020

Covid another tool of power

No prime minister has had a God-given opportunity like Covid to consolidate his power and put himself beyond challenge.

19 Jul 2020

Why north and south do not meet

Pardon my parochialism (or is it realism?) but I do feel that north and south are different and never the twain shall meet.

12 Jul 2020

Giving Marx to our leaders

Since Marx was the paramacharya of communism, it’s only fair to begin by asking whether our communist leaders contributed according to their ability?

05 Jul 2020

‘Crappiest Team’ Vs China

It may sound anti-national, but it needs to be said: India is no match to China.

28 Jun 2020

Why our rulers like pandemics

Any kind of crisis gives unlimited powers to ruling elites who, for that reason, welcome crises and emergencies.

21 Jun 2020

Indira: The evil and the good

During the Indira years, the BBC had more influence in India than it has today and no BBC name was more awe-inspiring than Dimbleby.

14 Jun 2020