Inder Malhotra

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Inder Malhotra

A hint of a farce

In 1963, just after the trauma of the border war with China, the Congress lost three high-profile parliamentary byelections in quick succession.

J&K: Tussle for power continues

On the morning of Monday, the widespread impression among those in the know was that a deal for the formation of a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir had been “nearly sealed” between the Bharat

Mission 2021

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi runs what is manifestly a one-man government, it is all the more intriguing that he is totally reluctant publicly to reprimand or even deplore any of his followers m

House of discord

For nearly half a century the Parliament of the world’s largest democracy has been disrupted regularly, often on a daily basis, and through such ugly means as drowning the proceedings in constant nois

A cascade of national shame

Judging by what has happened in this country during recent days, it would seem that we Indians are living in what the Chinese would call “interesting times”.

A rejig to propel BJP

Between them, newspaper headlines on Monday “PM inducts go-getters & vote-getters”; “PM balances caste, merit” (why has the regional factor been left out?); “Modi expands cabinet, shrinks some ministe

Dynasty in the dumps

If nothing succeeds like success, nothing fails like failure either.

Prime Minister’s power trip

Civilian nuclear cooperation was an important item on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda during his brisk summit-level diplomacy in September.

I am happy that we have more tigers today than yesterday. But I am not happy that, as a nation, we are bent on counting tigers and alternately moaning or gloating over it.

The fuss that the TV channels have been making about a debate between the Delhi’s potential chief ministerial candidates like the US presidential candidates do has been baffling because the focus has