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When midgets hijack Democracy
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When midgets hijack Democracy

January 29, 2019

By T.J.S. George Small men in big chairs are usually dangerous. It isn’t just the Napoleon Complex: the tendency among short men to be overly assertive to make up for their lack of height. A politician who occupies a chair too big for him gets not only overly assertive but also contemptuous of others and…

MLAs for sale, again and again
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MLAs for sale, again and again

January 22, 2019

By T.J.S. GEORGE What a curse democracy has become. It truly is bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. With no stops. Look at the cabinet circus in Karnataka. Look at Devendra Phadnavis fighting ally-turned-enemy Shiv Sena. Look at Yogi Adityanath still struggling to figure out whether governance is animal or vegetable….

Ayyappa politics is sacrilege
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Ayyappa politics is sacrilege

January 16, 2019

By T.J.S. George Two factors are preventing the Sabarimala conundrum from moving towards a solution — and the self-promoting politics of BJP-RSS forces are too unimportant to be one of them. It’s true that Hindutva extremists’ political obstructionism drew attention in the early days through violence. Although their campaign was in the name of tradition,…

Claims Vs Facts in a New Year
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Claims Vs Facts in a New Year

January 8, 2019

By T.J.S. George Now that a week has passed, we can reckon how many New Year resolutions have already been broken and how many are left to go down the drain. There is nothing here to feel guilty about. What are New Year resolutions for if not for breaking? Anyway, a brand new New Year…

How Ambedkar makes us richer
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How Ambedkar makes us richer

December 25, 2018

By T.J.S. George The Hindus wanted Vedas, and they sent for Vyasa who was not a caste Hindu. The Hindus wanted an epic, and they sent for Valmiki, an untouchable. The Hindus wanted a constitution, and they have sent for me.” That was B.R. Ambedkar at his biting best. He went on to underline an…

Hinduism triumphs over Hindutva
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Hinduism triumphs over Hindutva

December 18, 2018

By T.J.S. George This column has said more than once that the greatness of India lies in its majority community voting, not as Hindus, but as Indians. By far the most dramatic — and comforting — confirmation of this has been provided by the latest election results. The drama is contained in basic population figures….

Manufacturing humans to order
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Manufacturing humans to order

December 11, 2018

By T.J.S. George Is editing babies in the womb the next big thing? A Chinese scientist who claimed the first embryo-engineered birth said the babies he produced would get neither HIV nor Alzheimer’s. The implication is that you can have children made to order as per your taste and preferences — children with blue eyes and…

Politics promotes bad manners
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Politics promotes bad manners

December 4, 2018

By T.J.S. George When we say or do things that we should not say or do, it’s bad manners. In this election season bad manners became the very norm of public life. How else can we explain an educated and experienced political leader saying that Narendra Modi, Uma Bharati and Sadhvi Ritambara are lower caste people…

Naxals and other pestilences
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Naxals and other pestilences

November 27, 2018

By TJS George What exactly is a Maoist? Or a Naxalite? Or an Activist? Or an Anti-national? Or an Urban Naxal? (Is there a Village Naxal?) Obviously there is something bad about them, though we don’t know what. In the old days of binary values, if you were a Communist you were bad; if you…

Grave new world of Xi, Trump
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Grave new world of Xi, Trump

November 20, 2018

By  T.J.S. George The avatars of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping aim at making China the leader of the world. They have almost reached their targets. Under Trumpavatar, the policy of America First has led to US withdrawal from global engagements, be it NATO or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving the field open to an assertive…

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