Sidharth Bhatia

Stories By Sidharth Bhatia

Stand up, Indians. This time for Africa

Stand up, Indians. This time for Africa

THAT Indians can be terribly racist is well known. This attitude is not limited to India; even abroad, Indians display their racism towar...Read More

Realpolitik being seen as admirable

Realpolitik being seen as admirable

MANY pundits, gleeful at the humiliation of the Congress, have praised the BJP’s moves. This is one more chance to show how inefficient t...Read More

Will UP boost PM’s confidence?

Will UP boost PM’s confidence?

REGIONALISM is a strong force and this has implications for national parties such as the BJP which wants a footprint all over the country...Read More

Anti-immigrant wind blowing in the US

Anti-immigrant wind blowing in the US

TRUMP’S speeches, which talked about Mexicans being rapists and immigrants causing harm to the US have roused racist tendencies among man...Read More

ABVP’s rising clout noxious for students

ABVP’s rising clout noxious for students

THE ABVP’s sudden clout across campuses is not difficult to understand. In some cases, administrations view them sympathetically and may ...Read More

Mind sustainability with Metro 3

Mind sustainability with Metro 3

THE government’s assurances that more trees will be planted is excessively cynical, since any amount of new plantation will take years to...Read More

Popping the fake news bubble

Popping the fake news bubble

PART of the reason why people believe in unverified things is confirmation bias. If a bit of ‘news’ feeds into their entrenched prejudice...Read More

Raees need to end their silence

Raees need to end their silence

While the brave Rajput warriors of the Karni Sena were attacking filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for shooting a film that could be showin...Read More

UP elections: An unpredictable affair

UP elections: An unpredictable affair

All parties and combinations have their own strengths and weaknesses, their own voter bases and also large numbers who will vote strategi...Read More

What’s in a name? Votes, they think

What’s in a name? Votes, they think

Is this going to be now a regular affair and will all old names be banished? Intriguingly, many old colonial names are still in use and n...Read More

Less-cash economy: Digital loopholes against Indian backdrop

Less-cash economy: Digital loopholes against Indian backdrop

Even while we cope with the struggle of getting hold of cash so that we can manage our lives and the government exhorts us to move to dig...Read More

Bombay1992-93: Charred memories that still ache

Bombay1992-93: Charred memories that still ache

Bombay 1992-93. This phrase is etched deeply in the hearts of citizens of Mumbai, especially of those who lived through those times. It’s...Read More

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Demonetisation: PM Modi’s futile app survey over note ban

Forget the long lines, forget the stories of distress and even death, forget the complete loss in income and productivity—they are either...Read More

Demonetisation impact on elections: People’s patience may wear out soon

Demonetisation impact on elections: People’s patience may wear out soon

It is well known that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Mamata Banerjee are political rivals, even sworn enemies in some ways. B...Read More

Hillary is too smart for America

Hillary is too smart for America

Predictions have a way of going horribly wrong. As I wrote this in last week’s column, I had crossed my fingers and had hoped that in fac...Read More

Who will be first among ‘equals’?

Who will be first among ‘equals’?

There is no saying whether Trump has touched a chord among a sufficiently large number who not only buy his message but are also sufficie...Read More

Genesis of a messy, domestic imbroglio

Genesis of a messy, domestic imbroglio

What should have been a straightforward military matter and should have been seen as a strong response from India, has now become a conte...Read More

Mumbai Alert: Fencing off citizens’ convenience

Mumbai Alert: Fencing off citizens’ convenience

Every Sunday and public holiday, large crowds converge all over the tourist sites of Mumbai, the most popular of them being the Gateway o...Read More

Narendra Dabholkar

Rise against blind faith, not religion

We are not a society that wholeheartedly believes in rational ideas. A personal belief is, to some extent, excusable. When it becomes ins...Read More

Mumbai corporation: Development overdrive won’t be fruitful

Mumbai corporation: Development overdrive won’t be fruitful

Why does the state government need another security law? And, given that there are many central laws in place, should the state governmen...Read More

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