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T J S George

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T J S George
Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win

Even in its glory days, the National Herald never had a South Indian presence. It was always a Delhi-Lucknow entity and knew it. 

22 Jun 2017

Winners cheer, losers sulk, but what real difference do elections make to our anarchic democracy?

This is a loner’s lament when more than half the country is rejoicing over the BJP’s overwhelming triumph in UP.

12 Mar 2017

Should the gods be cheaper than a luxury bungalow, cost less than a wedding ? A tale of emperors

K Chandrasekhar Rao is without doubt the most devout chief minister in the country today.

05 Mar 2017

Akhilesh jumps over dynasty, gives UP new horizons; alas, Rahul can do no such thing in Congress

It’s an unusually long wait for Uttar Pradesh election results.

26 Feb 2017

As Rahul Gandhi drives S M Krishna out of Congress, issues of morality, bankruptcy and dilemmas surface

There is a tragic inevitability about the doom of the Congress party.

19 Feb 2017

Defying possible peace in Syria, defying Russia, Trump brings the world to the brink of war

Iran is no longer the weak polity that America needled in the George Bush years.

12 Feb 2017

How come Jaitley’s imaginative Budget left a slot for anonymous black money to thrive?

How predictable we are! Come rain or sunshine, we evaluate budgets strictly along party lines.

05 Feb 2017

News, when true, wasn’t truth. But news that is untrue is taken as truth today. Is anybody safe?

What’s happening to news, that precious information source that has kept the world ticking for ages? News has now turned into a weapon of destruction.

29 Jan 2017

Those who do not think of other people’s opinions live in bubbles. Was Obama talking of India ?

If sloganeering characterised President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, sagacity marked Barack Obama’s farewell address a week earlier.

22 Jan 2017

India, pre-occupied at home, is losing ground abroad; China, alert and pro-active, is gaining all around

Pre-occupied as we are with unprecedented internal schisms, setbacks in our external relations have not caught public attention.

15 Jan 2017

Politicians, not only in UP, think they are forever; refusing to retire, they cripple us for their ego

Uttar Pradesh is only a vicious example of a curse that plagues India—politicians’ refusal to retire. Politicians want power, fair enough.

08 Jan 2017

Today is new year’s day, says the West. Others agree. How the power of marketing controls the world

Happy New Year! On second thoughts, why? In half the world January 1 is not the day on which a new year starts.

01 Jan 2017

The cash mess. Changing goalposts, new exemptions raise doubts about the government’s intentions

In the wake of the demonetisation tsunami, our Prime Minister asked for a 50-day grace period. That period ends this week,

25 Dec 2016

Dangers of using religion as a political weapon. It is a problem that plagues others as well

The country yearns for a national leadership that can shore up unity imperilled by burgeoning identity politics. Dangerously, identity politics is the politics of division that undermines the shared a

18 Dec 2016

Aayirathil Oruval. one in a thousand women, Jaya achieved greatness against tremendous odds

Politics consumed Jayalalithaa so comprehensively that the human side in her remained invisible most of the time.

11 Dec 2016

A non-conformist, original ‘Krishna with the flute’ who made the singer larger than the song

What made Balamuralikrishna so different that his demise, which cannot be considered untimely at the age of 85, has created a rare sense of loss not just among classical music afficianados but a wider

27 Nov 2016