Bhavdeep Kang

Politics is the art of selling the impossible

Politics is the art of selling the impossible

At the BJP National Executive in Delhi last week, the party leadership projected a picture of confidence and determination, at a time whe...Read More

Cleavage ok, not breastfeeding

Cleavage ok, not breastfeeding

It’s the most natural thing in the world. Everybody’s done it. Breastfeeding, that is. The majority of 7.5 billion homo sapiens have been...Read More

Monitor schemes to see MSP succeed

Monitor schemes to see MSP succeed

It’s that time of the election cycle again, when farmers become the focus of government solicitude. After years of acute distress and far...Read More

Limits of Delhi, AAP and Lt Governor

Limits of Delhi, AAP and Lt Governor

The asymmetry of power between the Centre and the State government of Delhi has been partially addressed by the Supreme Court. The ruling...Read More

Emergency vs the ‘Undeclared’ one

Emergency vs the ‘Undeclared’ one

The spike-studded Emergency boot is now on the other foot, or so the Lutyen’s intelligentsia would have the Indian electorate believe. At...Read More

A ‘guru’ not at peace with himself

A ‘guru’ not at peace with himself

Spiritual leaders are a repository of pain and angst. Devotees lay all their troubles, heartaches, guilt, anger and jealousies at the gur...Read More

The charkha has come full circle

The charkha has come full circle

The charkha has come full circle. Traditional Indian fabrics, decimated first by brute force and then by manmade fibres, may be the best ...Read More

Pragmatic move of ex-Pesident Pranab Mukherjee riles Congress

Pragmatic move of ex-Pesident Pranab Mukherjee riles Congress

Pranab Mukherjee (may his tribe increase) was an old-school politician. Sagicious, gracious and on occasion, loquacious, the former Presi...Read More

Casting Couch: Working up the ladder with erotic assets

Casting Couch: Working up the ladder with erotic assets

Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan may not have heard of British sociologist Catherine Hakim, but the two appear to agree on one thing: u...Read More

Rationalising the election cycle

Rationalising the election cycle

School teachers dread elections, with good reason. Deploying school staff on election duty inconveniences both, faculty members and stude...Read More

The arithmetic of population logic

The arithmetic of population logic

A vote in the great state of Uttar Pradesh carries less weight in a general election than a vote in Tamil Nadu. It’s simple arithmetic: U...Read More

SC/ST Act: Is it right to demonise the Executive?

SC/ST Act: Is it right to demonise the Executive?

One of the first lessons in Civics at school is the doctrine of separation of powers, which assigns separate spheres to the three organs ...Read More

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Water crisis looming over India, but can it become an election issue?

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Water crisis looming over India, but can it become an election issue?

William Blake saw a ‘world in a grain of sand’. In the summer of 2018, we will see the world in a drop of water. Even before peak summer ...Read More

Rahul Gandhi 2.0 is taking shape

Rahul Gandhi 2.0 is taking shape

In the wake of the plenary, some have offered their resignations from party posts so that “youth and talent from across the country” can ...Read More

Rewarding dal badal devalues party loyalty

Rewarding dal badal devalues party loyalty

DNA as a criteria for getting a party ticket is offensive to party workers, particularly those who joined the RSS parivar for ideological...Read More

Ruminations on re-moo-netisation

Ruminations on re-moo-netisation

De-moo-netisation, or cow deprivation, was a terrible crime in ancient India, when ownership of cattle was the measure of wealth. Kings g...Read More

The demon in demonetisation

The demon in demonetisation

The entire burden of the 2017 assembly elections has been placed on the PM’s Atlas-like shoulders. Is that fair? Should he be expected to...Read More

Looking forward to succour, not gaffes from opposition

Looking forward to succour, not gaffes from opposition

IF only Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi could rein in his alchemical urge to turn political capital into dross and advantage into af...Read More

Demonetisation effect: Laughing all the way to the bank and back

Demonetisation effect: Laughing all the way to the bank and back

The gelastic release of tension through social media buffoonery shouldn’t lull the government into a false sense of security. Humour spea...Read More

Giriraj Singh: Surgical strike against overpopulation

Giriraj Singh: Surgical strike against overpopulation

Union minister Giriraj Singh’s proposed surgical strike against overpopulation, intended to snip and clip the very roots of social dishar...Read More

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