Category Archives: Silly Point

A new slogan on Kashmir

IT was with a sense of déjà vu that one heard the new slogan coined by Narendra Modi to delineate the future policy on Kashmir. One could have dismissed the slogan as an obiter dictum freshly minted on the spur … Continue reading

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Blessed are the poor

THE cognoscenti who keep a sharp lookout on national events must have noticed with suppressed smiles the BJP’s deliberate effort at establishing poverty as the chief element in the bio-data of its aspirants for high office. When we analyse the … Continue reading

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The cat is out of the bag

At last, the cat is out of the bag. What was driving diplomats around the world crazy is now making sense.Look at the unanswered questions first. What did Barack Obama and Narendra Modi discuss in the ‘Chai pe charcha’ on … Continue reading

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PM vs. PM

Modi: Sat Sri Akaal, Sardar Sahib. I hope you are well. Manmohan: I am as all right as you permit me to be, Modiji. Modi: I am sorry to hear a trace of anger in your reply, Manmohanji. I thought … Continue reading

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The return of Rahul

Rahul: Come on, chaps. Don’t keep on discussing ad nauseam and wasting time. Tell me what to do. Jyotir: We told you bluntly. Our advice is very clear. The first stage of introspection is to identify the key questions. And … Continue reading

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Outwitting Mufti

SARVANAND is the pen name of an astute Kashmiri Pandit who has been a close observer of the mind games being played out over the decades in Kashmir. He was for long in the Intelligence Bureau and was involved in … Continue reading

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The farce called electronic media

There was a time when Times Now claimed to be the most watched show on television. Arnab Goswami was touted as the most ardently watched anchor. A time came when reams of newsprint were devoted to a close analysis of … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa and all that

The latest remark by the RSS chief that Mother Teresa‘s sole motive in the so-called service of the poor was a desire to convert them to Christianity has sparked off yet another needless controversy. This is singularly unfortunate, because such … Continue reading

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Who owns Gandhi, anyway?

When Nripendra Misra escorted Narendra Modi to his prime ministerial chair, perceptive observers, apart from noticing that Modi signed his charge assumption report with a Mont Blanc pen, could not have missed the startling fact that there were no photographs … Continue reading

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D-Day Musings

A few days ago, when the exit poll figures were being touted from the housetops, one morning, around 4 a.m., I had a vivid dream. I dreamt that the NDA had won five-sevenths of the seats in the 16thLok Sabha. … Continue reading

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