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Elections are now miracles
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Elections are now miracles

By T.J.S. George It’s miracle time in India. A tree with no roots and no leaves, nevertheless bears fruit in Tripura; the BJP, with a previous record of 0, wins 35 of 59 seats. The bigger miracle is that it does not matter who wins, it’s the BJP that will form the Government. In Meghalaya,…

The Great Bank Robbery. By All
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The Great Bank Robbery. By All

By T.J.S. George The funny thing about the banking fraud that is rocking the country is that no one is accountable for it. The Finance Minister remained silent at first and then blamed the supervisory agencies — as though he was but an onlooker. His Cabinet colleague, the ever-unconvincing Ravishankar Prasad, blamed it on the…

India ‘in hands of Goondas?’
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India ‘in hands of Goondas?’

By T.J.S. George  Justice Katju is known for using language of the extreme kind. But his words hit the bull’s eye last week when he spoke to a regional channel. India, he said, was in the hands of goondas; they must be shot. He recalled how the so-called “aristocrats” were guillotined in the French Revolution. We…

How not to facelift Culture
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How not to facelift Culture

By T.J.S. George Indian literature is the richer for the election of Chandrashekhara Kambara as President of the Sahitya Akademi. The sad part of the story is that the distinguished Oriya writer, Pratibha Ray, was put up as a political opponent and was defeated at the polls. A novelist and academician of international fame, her commitment…

China: Close to superpowerdom, but…
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China: Close to superpowerdom, but…

By T.J.S. George Confidence, authoritativeness and clear warning signals echoed from China’s published statements on the Maldives crisis. Keep off, it tells the UN. Any military intervention will be strongly resisted, it tells India. This is the new China rising to world leadership at a speed that is both remarkable and worrying. Usually China does…

Union Minister Ananth Kumar to inaugurate 40th anniversary celebrations of Star of Mysore on Feb. 17
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Union Minister Ananth Kumar to inaugurate 40th anniversary celebrations of Star of Mysore on Feb. 17

Devdutt Pattanaik to deliver special lecture T.J.S. George to release book Mysuru: Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Chemicals, Fertilizers and Pharmaceuticals H.N. Ananth Kumar will inaugurate the 40th anniversary celebrations of Star of Mysore, at a function to be held at the Platinum Jubilee auditorium of MMC&RI, J.K. Grounds here on Feb. 17 (Saturday) at…

Unity, Yes. But Who Will Be The PM?
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Unity, Yes. But Who Will Be The PM?

By T.J.S. George Now that the budget has assured Devaloka by 2019, we can return to more mundane things: How the Opposition parties can unite against the BJP. The attempts made by some leaders last week were natural. Given the proliferation of parties that distinguishes our long-suffering democracy, electoral alliances are the only way to put…

New Kerala Model? No Harm Hoping
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New Kerala Model? No Harm Hoping

By TJS George Something extraordinary happened in Kerala last week. It is a State that was taken over quite some time ago by time-servers in public life, corruption kings and one-man parties with names that incorporate the leader’s own name (Kerala Congress-M, for K.M.Mani, Kerala Congress-B, for Balakrishna Pillai). As for Communism, Kerala remains the…

Divided people are easy targets
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Divided people are easy targets

By T.J.S. George Way back in 1857, a foreign journalist described India in words that seem eerily relevant today. (That is going a really long way back because 1857 was the year Indian soldiers rebelled against their British overlords in what came to be known, in Indian terms, as the first war of Independence and,…

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